Children and Political Activism - call for papers

For all you radical academic types -
The Modern Language Association is seeking presenters on this RadRef-friendly topic for their 2007 conference:

CFP: Children and Political Activism

2007 MLA in Chicago

Inspired by Susan Bartoletti's Kids on Strike and Growing up in Coal Country and novels such as Carl Hiaasen's Hoot and Flush, we are seeking critical examinations of texts written for children (fictional, non-fictional, photographic, etc.) depicting children as activists and/or texts that are designed to inspire child readers to take up direct political action. These texts might include representations of radical children demanding their rights or fighting for particular causes or instigating political change.

Extended Abstract Deadline: 15 March 2007
Send 1-2 page abstracts or 8-page papers to:

Dr. Jennifer Miskec
Christopher Newport University


Dr. Chris McGee
Longwood University