2012 NCRCL Conference ‘Children’s Literature and the Inner World’

‘Children’s Literature and the Inner World’

Saturday 12 May 2012

University of Roehampton, London

If, according to David Lodge, literature is a record of human consciousness, then children’s literature can potentially offer fascinating perspectives on the interior lives of children and young people. This conference will explore relationships between imaginative writing and the workings of the mind. It is a chance to examine how authors and readers approach the troubling question of how we can know what goes on within other people’s heads, especially when those other people are children.

Confirmed plenary session speakers are: Philip Gross (University of Glamorgan); Farah Mendlesohn (Middlesex University); David Rudd (University of Bolton); and Alison Waller (University of Roehampton)

Bookings need to be made online. Please follow this link http://estore.roehampton.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=74&modid=2&compid=1. You can find the programme and workshops under the tab entitled “More information.”

Please note spaces are limited so early bookings are advised.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Lucy Parsons, our Conference Coordinator: l.parsons@roehampton.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 20 8392 3698.

We hope to see you there.


Reports from the conference were written in two parts:

NCRCL Conference Report: Part I

NCRCL Conference Report: Part II

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