Call for Papers: Marvellous Imaginations

***The deadline for proposals extended to Thursday 30th June 2016***

23rd Annual NCRCL MA/IBBY UK Conference 

Saturday 5th November 2016

Froebel College, University of Roehampton

Marvellous Imaginations – Extending thinking through picture book

This year’s conference explores the ways in which picture books contribute to the development of the child (or / and indeed the adult) through critical, imaginative, empathetic, creative or other responses. We will look at the international world of picture books; at trends and developments in publishing; at specific academic research on children’s interaction with picture books; and at some of the wide range of programmes and projects that use picture books as a starting point for their work, including established programmes like the Reader Organisation in Liverpool and new programmes like CLPE’s Power of Pictures and Amnesty’s work with the Greenaway awards. We will hear from eminent illustrators, including Laura Carlin who will be presented with her medal for winning Biennale of Illustration, Bratislava, one of the oldest international honours for children’s book illustrators, and about the new Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting newcomer to picture book illustration. The conference will include keynote presentations by well-known illustrators, academics, and key figures in the children’s literature world.

Proposals are welcomed for workshop sessions (20 minutes) on different aspects of picture book production and use, such as, but not only:

  • Cognitive approaches to children’s literature and picture books
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Empathy and theory of mind
  • Exploring values through picture books
  • Growth mind set
  • Innovative/experimental picture books
  • Challenging picture books
  • Illustrators’ experiences
  • How illustration works – the brain – influence of neuroscience
  • Psychological responses
  • Wordless picture books
  • Crossover picture books
  • Creative thinking / creative responses to picture books

We welcome contributions from interested academics, authors, illustrators, publishers etc. in any of these areas.

The deadline for proposals extended to Thursday 30th June 2016. Please email a 200-word abstract (for a 20-minute paper), along with a short biography and affiliation to: Julia.Noyce@roehampton.ac.uk.

 

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About Erica Gillingham

Academic, Writer, Craft. LGBT Children's Literature. London, UK, via California · www.ericagillingham.com

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