Past ACLAR conferences


'If We're Being Honest... The Facts and Fictions of Children's Literature'
The University of Canberra/National Library of Australia, ACT, Australia
Keynote speakers: Professor Clare Bradford (Deakin University), Professor Kerry Mallan (Queensland University of Technology), Mr Shaun Tan

'Children's Literature and its Politics: Representation and the Rules of Engagement'
The University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Keynote speakers: Professor Mavis Reimer (University of Winnipeg, Canada), Professor Jean Webb (University of Worcester, UK)

'Other Worlds in Children's Literature: Fantasy, Reality and Imagination'
Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Keynote speakers: Professor Roderick McGillis (University of Calgary, Canada), Professor Jerry Griswold (University of California, San Diego)

'Children's Literature at the Edge: New Texts, New Technologies, New Readings, New Readers''
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
Keynote speaker: Professor Kerry Mallan (Queensland University of Technology)

'Imaging Childhood'
University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Keynote speakers: Professor Perry Nodelman (University of Winnipeg, Canada) and Mr Shaun Tan

'Seriously Playful'
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

'Cinderella Transformed'
Christchurch College of Education, Christchurch, New Zealand

'Children’s Literature Matters,
Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

'Something to Crow About'
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

'Old Neighbours, New Visions'
University of South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia


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ACLAR 2014
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Emotional Control:
Affect, Ideology and Texts for Young People

The eleventh biennial international conference
of the Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research (ACLAR)

Waterfront Campus, Deakin University,
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
June 30 – July 2, 2014

Keynote speakers:
Professor John Stephens (Macquarie University)
Dr Juanita Ruys (University of Sydney)

Special guest speaker:
Jackie French, Australian Children's Laureate

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The Call for Papers has closed.

(Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code 00113B)

Five bursaries are now available to support postgraduates presenting a paper to attend the conference. Please visit the ACLAR news page for full details.

Conference registration is now open via Deakin University's secure payments page.

Discounted early-bird rates are available until 16 May. 
The discounted rates are:
Student/concession: $200
ACLAR members: $225
Full: $250
All rates rise by $50 after the early-bird deadline has closed. 

In addition, a conference dinner will be held at Baveras restaurant on the Cunningham Pier, directly opposite the Waterfront campus, on the evening of Tuesday 1 July. The cost of $90 includes three courses, as well as wine. Partners are also welcome to attend. 

Please specify any dietary requirements for conference catering and/or the conference dinner when registering.

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