Saturday, May 24, 2008

CFP: Kidding Around at the University of DC

From the Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures portal, a CFP for an upcoming conference on cinematic/media representations of children and childhood.
Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media

26-27 September 2008 (Rescheduled from Feb. 29-March 1)
University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia Film Committee invites papers on the theme of the Child in Film and Media for an interdisciplinary conference to be held on the UDC campus on 26-27 September 2008.

Representations of children in today's media intersect with contextual issues that demand scholarly consideration. As the academic and commercial markets' attention to children's literature and media increases, the need to explore how children are used, targeted, explored, and represented in books, films, games, and toys grows. This conference will explore how different media, particularly film, deal with definitions of childhood, the place of the child in differing texts, and the connections scholars and critics have made with these various forms of media.

Papers addressing individual authors and works in developing these themes are encouraged. Panel proposals are welcome.

Please email your 250-word abstract, contact information, and a brief
bio to Alexander Howe at:
Please visit the conference website for more information:

Deadline for Submissions: 1 August 2008. Early submissions are appreciated.

Alexander N. Howe
Assistant Professor of English
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

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