The 20th biennial congress of the international research society for childrens's literature




The full draft congress program is now available. Please click here to view it.

Please note the program is still in draft format, changes will be minimal.



Children’s literature has always been responsive to the tenor of the times. Texts for children and young adults take up the social, political, and humanistic interests and ideologies of the past and present, as well as speculate about the future. Since the earliest fairy tales, children’s writers have given imaginative interpretation to the darker, riskier side of society, while also offering reassurance, hope, and celebration of the human spirit.

The Congress will address a range of critically important topics, texts, and theories related to the theme of Fear and Safety in Children’s Literature.

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Confirmed keynote speakers are: Professor Mavis Reimer, Canada Chair in the Culture of Childhood, University of Winnipeg;  Professor David Buckingham,  Director of the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media, London University (UK); and Professor Gillian Whitlock, University of Queensland (Australia).

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We appreciate the help of our Realtor friend (Karen) in Rhode Island. Also, her colleague in MA has helped us a lot.



We also would like to thank Tom Kyewski in Hampton Roads Virginia. He was instrumental is getting us set up and up and running in a timely manner.