Breaking the Chains: The Underground Railroad in Children’s Literature

CFP: Breaking the Chains: The Underground Railroad in Children’s Literature
NeMLA Convention, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 3-6 April 2014.

Proposals that examine the depiction and significance of the Underground Railroad in Canadian Children’s literature are welcome. Possible works include Underground Canada by Barbara Smucker (published in the US as Runaway to Freedom), Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Curtis, and A Desperate Road to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson by Karleen Bradford, among many others. Papers that examine this theme in American children’s literature are also invited.

Please address queries and/or  proposals (250-500 words) and  brief bio to Lesley Clement: lclement@lakeheadu.ca. Deadline: 30 September 2013.

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