Revolt, Rebellion, Protest:
Change and Insurrection in Children’s Literature
June 23-25, 2011
Hollins University — Roanoke, Virginia
Phoenix Award Winner
Keynote speaker at the Saturday night banquet will be Virginia Euwer Wolff, winner of the 2011 Phoenix Award for her 1991 novel The Mozart Season. Her 2001 novel True Believer won the National Book Award and her newest novel for young adults, This Full House (2009), is on the American Library Association’s Amelia Bloomer List. (Photo by Frederick D. Joe)
2011 Francelia Butler Lecture:
Julia Mickenberg and Philip Nel
Co-editors of Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature
Julia Mickenberg is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Learning from the Left: Children’s Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States, which won the 2008 ChLA Book Award. The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Literature, which she co-edited with Lynne Vallone, will be published later this year.
Philip Nel is Professor of English and Director of the Program in Children’s Literature at Kansas State University. His most recent books also include The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats and Dr. Seuss: American Icon. Forthcoming are a biography of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss (2012), and Keywords for Children’s Literature (co-edited with Lissa Paul, 2011).
2011 summer writer-in-residence Ellen Kushner (left) and Delia Sherman, co-authors of The Fall of the Kings, will also give a joint keynote speech on fantasy, traditionally a genre of change and protest.
Lecture and Exhibit
The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins will sponsor an exhibit of children’s book illustration, including the work of Thacher Hurd, who will also speak on Saturday afternoon.
For more information and conference updates go to: www.hollins.edu/chla2011