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  • Bulletin Board


Outgoing editors of the Children's Literature Association Quarterly Roberta Seelinger Trites, Joel D. Chaston, and Anita Tarr, extend their congratulations to the new editorial staff of the Quarterly. Richard Flynn, Georgia Southern University, will serve as editor, and his associate editors will be Katharine Capshaw Smith of Rhode Island College and Kenneth Kidd of the University of Florida. For information on where to send manuscripts, please refer to the inside cover of this issue.

Call for Papers

The 2004 Children's Literature Association conference, "Dreams and Visions," will be held 10-13 June 2004 at California State University, Fresno. Please send panel proposals or paper abstracts (250-550 words) to

Jackie Stallcup
English Department
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA, 91330-8248
(818) 677-3412

Deadline for proposals and abstracts is 31 January 2004. Other questions about the conference may be addressed to

Angelica Carpenter, Curator
Arne Nixon Center for the Study of
Children's Literature
California State University, Fresno
5200 North Barton Ave. M/S ML34
Fresno, CA, 93740-8014
(559) 278-8116


The Phoenix Award of the Children's Literature Association recognizes books of exceptional merit. First presented in 1985, the award is given to an author, or the estate of an author, for a children's book first published twenty years earlier that did not win a major award at publication but that has been deemed worthy of special attention given the perspective of time. Ivan Southall received the 2003 Phoenix for The Long Night Watch. Cynthia Voigt's A Solitary Blue was the Phoenix Honor Book.

The Children's Literature Association's Anne Devereaux Jordan Award for Distinguished Service was given to Gillian Adams at the 2003 conference in El Paso, Texas. The Jordan award is awarded annually for significant contribution in scholarship and/or service to the field of children's literature. Adams is former editor of the Children's Literature Association Quarterly and Children's Literature Abstracts, and she delivered the first Francelia Butler Lecturer.

This year's Carol Gay award for excellence in undergraduate writing was awarded to Erin Delaney for "Masculine and Feminine Resistance in A Handful of Stars, Year of Impossible Goodbyes, and Forgotten Fire." She is a student at California State University, Northridge. Honorable Mention was awarded to Joey Weber for "Lost in the Screentest: Cinematic Narrative, Styles, and Presentation in Holes and Weetzie Bat." He is a student at San Diego State University.

The 2003 Book Award was given to Clare Bradford for Reading Race: Aboriginality in Australian Children's Literature (Melbourne UP, 2001). Honorable Mention was awarded to Elizabeth Wanning Harries for Twice Upon a Time: Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale (Princeton UP, 2001).

Claudia Nelson's "Drying the Orphan's Tear: Changing Representations of the Dependent Child, 1870-1930," Children's Literature 29 (2001): 52-70 received the 2003 Children's Literature Association Article Award. ChLAQ congratulates Charles Butler for receiving an Honor Article award. Butler's article was published in the summer Quarterly 26.2 (2001): 74-83 and was entitled "Alan Garner's Red Shift and the Shifting Ballad of 'Tarn Lin.'" Also receiving an Honor Article award was Teya Rosenberg's "Magical Realism and Children's Literature: Diana Wynne Jones's Black Maria and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children as a Test Case" in Papers 11.1 (September 2001): 14-25.

The 2003 Faculty Research Award has been given to Raquel Greene (Grinnell College) for her project depicting race in Russian children's literature. Alan Rauch (UNC-Charlotte) was runner-up for "Mentoria: Women, Children, and the Structures of Science."

Co-winners of the 2003 Hannah Beiter Scholarship were Kevin Shortsleeve (doctoral candidate at Oxford U) for his project "Nonsense as an Agent of Subversion, Rebellion and Social Change") and Jackie C. Horne (Brandeis U) for "Alternative Subjectivities: Moral Adventure Stories, 1780-1854."

Darja Mazi-LesKovar received the 2003 International Sponsorship Grant for "Slovenian Children's Literature Revealed through Illustration and Picture Books." [End Page 129]



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