Sharpening the Subtle Knife
SHARPENING THE SUBTLE KNIFE
Cutting New Paths Through Children's Literature
16-18 November 2006
Brian Alderson (Independent): "Bookmaking--Always a Chancy Occupation".
Julia Briggs (De Montfort University): "Flying Bedsteads, Talking Trees and a Mouse's Wedding: The Imaginary Worlds of Children's Fiction".
Richard Flynn (Georgia Southern University): "The Fear of Poetry".
M. O. Grenby (University of Newcastle): "Materializing the Maternal: On the Orgins of Children's Literature".
Uli Knoepflmacher (Princeton University): "Children's Books for Grownups".
Roderick McGillis (University of Calgary): "Big and Little; or, How Rabelais Informs Children's Humor".
Lissa Paul (Brock University): "From Early Lessons to DISTAR: Learning to be Literate".
Mavis Reimer (University of Winnipeg): "Little Worlds and Worlds Apart: Traditions of the School Story".
Kim Reynolds (University of Newcastle): "Nobody's Children: The Adventures, Opportunities and Alliances of Familyless Children".
David Rudd (University of Bolton): "Penning in the Animals? Beasts, Boys, Girls, and Toys in Children's Literature".
Judy Simons (De Montfort University): "Books for Girls, Books for Boys: Gender and Culture".
John Stephens (Macquarie University): "Ways of Spinning Straw Into Gold".
Deborah Stevenson (University of Illinois): "Family Classics: Children's Literature and the Multiple Axes of Canonicity".
Katie Trumpener (Yale University): "The World in Images: Nineteenth-Century Picture Worlds and Modernist Ways of Seeing".
Lynne Vallone (Texas A & M University): "Historicizing Difference: The Politics of Conversion and Resistance".