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[eccr] Call for Papers: Perspectives on Childhood in Illustration and Imagery

Tue May 24 09:30:28 GMT 2005

>Apologies for cross posting.
>Call for Papers: Perspectives on Childhood in Illustration and Imagery
>Papers are welcome for this strand of the conference 'Open to View: Popular
>Fiction and Visual Narrative' to be held 19th-20th November 2005 by the
>Association for Research in Popular Fictions (ARPF) at Dean Walters
>Building, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
>Papers should be on perspectives of childhood in illustration and imagery,
>or illustrated texts for children and young adults.
>All papers on the topic of childhood (for example, girlhood, boyhood, young
>adulthood) will be considered. However, papers addressing the following
>themes and issues will be especially welcome.
>Texts about children and young adults, for example:
>-      The child in advertising, TV, film, fine art, photography.
>o       Concepts and constructions of the child (e.g. the Romantic
>         Child, violence and the child, nostalgia, ethnicity, diversity)
>o       Historical viewpoints on childhood
>o       Common themes surrounding childhood e.g. the family, school, peers,
>the child's relationship with the media
>Texts produced and marketed for (or appropriated by) children and young
>adults, for example:
>·       Picture books, video games, toys, information books, comics and
>graphic novels
>o       Ideologies surrounding the child
>o       Message and medium
>o       How texts work (eg interplay between words and pictures in picture
>o       Perspectives on the implied child reader
>Issues to do with teaching and learning: challenges and issues when
>Childhood in illustration and Imagery to students at undergraduate level,
>for example:
>·       Teaching visual literacy to non-specialists
>·       Introducing students to historical representations of childhood
>·       Helping students to perceive varying views of the child
>·       Supporting students in interdisciplinary study
>Abstracts of 250 words should be sent to Dr. Mel Gibson at:
>(mel.gibson /at/ or by post to Dr. Mel Gibson, Northumbria University,
>Childhood and Family Studies, Coach Lane campus (East), Coach Lane, Benton,
>Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7XA by 1st September 2005.

Carpentier Nico (Phd)
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