CFP: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment and Young People’s Literature and Culture

Vancouver Island University, June 11-13, 2021 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada In the past year, we have witnessed continents burning, islands and coastal regions flooding, and increases in extinctions of flora and fauna. While concern over the human impact on the environment has existed for decades, there is a new sense of urgency demanding a cognitive […]

Conferences 2020

The University of Bergen, Norway, hosts a conference on “Climate change temporalities: Narratives, representations and practices”, focusing on humanistic approaches to climate change. The conference takes place 5-7 August 2020 and the deadline for paper proposals is 1 March 2020. https://future.w.uib.no/conference/?fbclid=IwAR1HrTB1X0wsh_PA6rH_BbX1bDrINDVlhGQPuFtQwoWXouuDTiK0iJlmyJM   The University of Oslo hosts a Nordic research conference on sustainability in education […]

New article: Children as eco-citizens?

Education for sustainability in early childhood tends to focus on practices and advocacy, rather than on the aims of this education. We suggest that the aim should be to consider children as being and becoming eco-citizens. This suggestion is built on an exploration of children as eco-citizens. With theories concerning child-sized citizenship we suggest a […]

Home is outdoors. A study of award-winning Norwegian picturebooks

Based on an investigation of 34 award-winning Norwegian picturebooks spanning the years from 1948 to 2010, I found that a substantial number portray outdoor spaces in nature as the most prevalent domestic space. My aim is to explore the depicted child’s relation to nature and discuss whether the child seeks to master nature, and how the idea of ‘mastering […]

Article Series: ECOCRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON NORDIC CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

The series collects selected articles based on papers presented at a joint ENSCAN and NaChiLitCul workshop on Ecocritical Perspectives on Nordic Children’s and Young Adult Literature . The workshop centred on mapping nature representations and ecological aspects of Nordic texts. The selected articles based on the workshop will appear consecutively in the Nordic Journal of ChildLit […]