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‘Minority Voices:  Writing by children and adolescents from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.'

The Sixth International Literary Juvenilia Conference offers a forum for scholars and editors of literary juvenilia to discuss textual and conceptual issues arising from this study. Distinguished speakers will include Emeritus Professor Christine Alexander, editor of the Brontë Juvenilia, and Juliet McMaster, founder of the Juvenilia Press and editor of Jane Austen juvenilia. Earlier conferences have been held in Durham University (1996; 2013), The Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2015) and The University of North Alabama (2017).

The website of the International Society of Literary Juvenilia can be found at: https://islj.wordpress.com

and the website of our International Society of Literary Juvenilia Journal with current Journal Call for Papers (not to be confused with the Sixth International Conference Call for Papers below) is: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2017/09/16/journal-of-juvenilia-studies-invites-submissions

Link to the Juvenilia Press, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/juvenilia/

We are interested in offering a minority forum on fine art juvenilia at the 2018 Durham conference, if appropriate papers are offered.

Call for Papers

The Sixth International Conference of Literary Juvenilia is to be held in Durham University, UK from 5 – 8 July 2018  (at St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RJ), University of Durham, UK.

‘Minority Voices:  Writing by children and adolescents from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.'

Literary  works by children and adolescents have rarely commanded mainstream critical attention.  Yet their voices as minors have often articulated unusually creative and arresting insights, dramatic productions and home magazine publications. 

The conference organisers invite proposals focussed on the work of children and adolescents. The papers proposed may understand the term “minority” either as applying purely to the age of the artist (under twenty is our general rule) or in a double sense that also takes account of ethnic or religious background. The conference seeks to consider and to celebrate juvenile artistic production in all of its aspects.

Previous conferences in this series have drawn attention to the juvenilia of Jane Austen, Maria Edgeworth, Leigh Hunt, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Virginia Woolf, among many others and also of the Brontë children, on whom we propose a special panel at this conference hosted by Professor Christine Alexander.  Among other projected ventures for the conference, we plan to hold the AGM of the International Society for Literary Juvenilia (ISLJ), to launch its Journal hosted by the University of Alberta Libraries online and also at least one projected volume from the Juvenilia Press, UNSW, Sydney: https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/juvenilia/ featuring writing by Anna Maria Porter (who was born in Durham in 1780).

Papers (20 minutes plus ten minutes for questions) are invited from scholars working on any juvenile writer (or fine artist) or theoretical approach to editing or thinking about literary juvenilia.

We are likely to group papers chronologically but also by theme, for example:

Late eighteenth century writing by children and adolescents

The Brontë children

The Nineteenth Century and Childhood

North American Juvenilia

Juvenilia from Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa

Fictional child writers

Dedicated Children’s pages in the wider periodical press contributed by children

Reflections by published writers, musicians or artists on their own juvenilia

Please send an abstract with brief biographical information to:  Dr Gillian Boughton  (g.e.boughton@durham.ac.uk) by Wednesday 31 January 2018.

If you are proposing to attend the MLA Conference in New York in January 2018, at least one of the conference panel from UK, USA and Canada will be there and we would be delighted to meet and share experience.

Link to the University of Durham UK : https://www.dur.ac.uk

Link to St John’s College, Durham University (the conference venue):

https://www.dur.ac.uk/st-johns.college/

The nearest international airport to Durham is Newcastle upon Tyne International Airport.

If you prefer to fly to London Heathrow, Durham is three hours by train from Kings Cross Station in London (book online for cheapest rates on www.virgintrainseastcoast.com )

Trains from Edinburgh can also be booked on www.virgintrainseastcoast.com and the journey to Durham takes two hours.

Trains from Manchester airport to Durham (across the Pennines) take almost three hours and can be booked online at www.trainline.com

The taxi fare from Durham Station to St John's College is around six pounds sterling. There is effectively no parking in the mediaeval area of the city next to the Cathedral, where St John's College is situated..


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