Michael Rosen has just nudged me to remind you all about the conference on Marxism and Children's Literature at the University of Hertfordshire that he is helping to host on March 24th 23rd. Remiss of me not to mention it before.

Subversion? Improvement? Conformity? - Children’s Literature – some Marxist Perspectives.

A one-day conference at the University of Hertfordshire, March 23rd 2006. Speakers include Michael Rosen and Professor Terry Eagleton.

From its beginning as a form for the purpose of religious instruction for children in the early nineteenth century, to its status as a major vehicle for philosophical debate in the early twenty-first, children’s literature has been made use of by adults, writing for a wide range of purposes. This conference offers an opportunity to consider the development of the form, its uses and its outcomes, and to engage in debate with foremost thinkers in this field.

If you would like to contribute a paper for inclusion at the conference and for consideration in the new University of Hertfordshire Annual of Children’s Literature, please send an abstract of no more that 250 words to Dr Jenny Plastow (to be received by Friday January 20th 2006).

Readers Comments

  1. Aaaaaaaaaaaargh! It's been moved to March 23rd. Sorrrreeeeee.
    Michael Rosen

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