This month we had a small but interesting meeting on boys' spy literature just before the end of term. Stay tuned for our next meeting date and topic.
Johanna and Maria both gave papers at the Canons of Children's Literature Conference at UC Berkeley on March 15, and heard some really interesting talks. For a list of papers given, go here.
Historian Paula Fass was the keynote speaker, and wanted us (you!) to know that the new peer-reviewed Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth is soliciting submissions, and are interested in literary criticism as well. So definitely have a look at their site.
The Berkeley Children's Literature Working Group ran the conference and we had some good discussions with them about potentially holding a similar one-day conference in Oxford next year. Please do get in touch if you're interested in helping to brainstorm, plan, or be in any way part of such an event.