Past ACLAR conferences

'Emotional Control: Affect, Ideology and Texts for Young People', Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
Keynote speakers: Professor John Stephens (Macquarie University, Dr Juanita Feros Ruys (University of Sydney)
Guest speaker: Jackie French, Australian Children's Laureate


'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


'Shifting Landscapes: Diversity, Text and Young People'

13-15 July 2016
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Keynote speakers:
Prof Kenneth Kidd (University of Florida)
Prof Erica Hateley (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Dr Irini Savvides (author Willow Tree & Olive, Sky Legs)

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Early bird-rates close 30 April 2016

Full registration $300
ACLAR Member $250
Fulltime student $220

'Hairy Panic 1', Pam Collins.

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