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MULTI-voices, MULTI-modes, MULTI-literacies
The 6th Bendigo Children's Literature Conference

August 8-9, 2008 @ La Trobe University
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Presented by La Trobe University, in association with the May Gibbs Literature Trust and the Australian Scholarship Group.

The conference theme of MULTI-voices, MULTI-modes, MULTI-literacies will explore ways of looking at texts: in traditional print media, and in developing multi-media formats. Once again, a key (and unique!) feature is a curated exhibition of illustrators' work, this time John Nicholson and Elise Hurst

Keynote Speakers:
Hazel Edwards (author across media) & Brett McLennan (of The Australian Centre for the Moving Image).

Paul Collins (author and publisher), Paul Morris (illustrator and lecturer), Lee Fox (author), John Nicholson (illustrator), Elise Hurst (illustrator), Myf Farquharson (CBCA judge and librarian), Sarah Mayor Cox (literacy consultant and lecturer).

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The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass always welcomes submissions for the following sections and columns:

Volume 12.3 - September/October 2008
Deadline for submissions - July 30 2008

Volume 13.1 - January/February 2009
Deadline for submissions - October 30 2008

Volume 13.2 - May/June 2009
Deadline for submissions - March 1 2009
Issue theme - National Literatures
Critical, informative, and inquiring articles are welcomed for a special issue on National Literatures.  As an international journal we have a particular interest in differing representations of national cultures, values, and images through children’s and young adult literature.  Questions and topics of interest include: Do national literatures reflect their cultures or shape them?  How is patriotism variously represented in a nation’s literary canon—does patriotism require the diminishment of Other nations or peoples?  How are indigenous peoples represented in national literatures?  Do indigenous literatures differ from or function as national literatures?  Or both?  How do national literatures function as external ambassadors, offering a nation’s face to the world, or as internal ideologues, interpellating children and teens as model citizens?


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