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Call for Papers

Special Issue on Socialization and Children's Literature

The Children's Literature Quarterly invites submissions for a special section on Socialization and Children's Literature. Planned for Winter 1988, the issue will be edited by Jack Zipes.

Submissions should reach the editor by July 1, 1988 at:

Department of German
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611


In its ongoing pursuit of excellence, the Children's Literature Association offers three annual scholarships:

The Margaret P. Esmonde Memorial Scholarship honors the achievement and dedication of Dr. Esmonde to the Association. A $500 scholarship is offered for proposals that deal with critical and original work in the areas of fantasy or science fiction for children or adolescents. The Scholarship is intended to enable beginning scholars, especially graduate students, instructors, or assistant professors, to bring their dissertations, theses, or papers to a publishable level.

The Children's Literature Association Research Scholarship offers a $1000 stipend for a proposal dealing with criticism or original scholarship with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to a publication which will make a significant contribution to the field of children's literature. The award may be used for transportation, living expenses, materials, and supplies, but not for obtaining advanced degrees, for creative writing, for textbook writing, or for pedagogical projects. Winners are encouraged to submit completed works to the Children's Literature Association Quarterly or to the publications board for publication, and should acknowledge the Association in any publication resulting from the scholarship.

The Weston Woods Media Scholarship, offered through the Association by the Weston Woods Studios, grants a $500 award to encourage investigation of the elements and techniques that contribute to the successful adaptation of children's literature into motion pictures, film strips, and recordings. Also of interest are proposals relating to programming such materials for television and video. Winners, in addition to the stipend, may use the facilities and resources of the Weston Woods studios without charge in order to further their research. Graduate students whose research might be hampered for want of money or research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

The winner of each scholarship is expected to make a written report of the year for the Scholarship Committees, in care of its chair.

Application forms and further guidelines for the scholarships can be obtained from:

Dr. Jeanie Watson
College of Arts and Science
Southwest University
Georgetown, Texas 77339

Call for Papers

Papers dealing with controversies in children's literature are invited for presentation at the 1987 Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association to be held in Atlanta from November 5-7. Papers may focus on controversial books, authors, or genres from any period. Two copies, eight to twelve pages, should be submitted to Mark I. West, English Department, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. The deadline is April 15, 1987.

The Folk Tale Transformed: A Conference on Children's Literature

The conference will feature Margot Zemach, Caldecott Medal Illustrator and Llewellyn McKernan, Children's Poet. In addition there will be workshops with writers, artists, and professionals. The dates are April 30 and May 1, 1987. This conference is of interest to teachers, librarians, reading coordinators, and parents. It will be held at Ferris State College, Big Rapids, MI. Cost is: April 30, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.—$20.00, May 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.—$25.00, both days—$35.00. Questions, contact Sue Russell, Program Assistant, (616-796-0461 Ext. 3547).

Storytelling Residency

The second annual Storytelling Residency at Princeton University will be held August 2-8, 1987. Co-directors Ellin Greene and Susan Danoff will be joined by guest artists Joy Vrooman Sayen, modern dancer, and Carol Birch, storyteller and artistic director of storytelling recordings. The Residency will focus on storytelling as a way of sharing literature with children and building appreciation for a multi-cultural society; teaching children to tell stories, recording stories, and creative movement activities to enhance storytelling. Ellin Greene is a freelance consultant on library services to children and co-author of Storytelling: Art and Technique and Storytelling: A Selected Annotated Bibliography. Susan Danoff teaches storytelling and creative writing at Princeton University and...


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