Jessica Lim co-ordinates a one-day conference on children’s literature, to be held on 16 September 2016 at Lucy Cavendish College. It has an interdisciplinary focus and its theme is ‘Discovering the Child’s Voice’, with an aim to understand different methodologies that can be used in the study of children’s literature.
A continuing concern within children’s literature studies is the need to re-examine the problematic presence (or absence) of the child’s voice within children’s literature. But what does it mean to discover or recover the child’s voice in children’s literature, itself a contested concept? What are the means by which a researcher can go about uncovering this elusive voice?
This symposium aims to foster interdisciplinary scholarship by exploring different methodological approaches within the growing field of children’s literature research, and includes perspectives from social sciences, literary studies and library and information studies. The Keynote Speaker is Professor Kimberley Reynolds.
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