The First World War in European Children’s Literature 1970-2014

The Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, 27 June 2014


 Building on recent research into children’s literature and culture in the years leading up to and during the Great War, this event will focus on the processes at play in more recent literary production, investigating and comparing representations of the War in materials produced across Europe since the beginning of the so-called ‘post-memory’ period in the 1970s right up until the present day. The symposium will be held in English but we welcome international and comparative perspectives. A particular emphasis will be placed on the translation and transnational reception of children’s war literature, and authors from Ireland, the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands will be discussed over the course of the day.  A writers’ and practitioners’ panel will also reflect on the process of mediating the War to children through literature and theatre.
The conference is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub, the Trinity Foundation, the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Literary Translation. The images on the website are used with kind permission of the artist, Adi Gelbart.
Dr Nóra de Buiteléir: debuitn@tcd.ie
Dr Nora Maguire: nomaguir@tcd.ie





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