A conference on Childhood & Globalization: An International Colloquium will be held next week (Sept 13-17) on the campuses of Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University with participants from Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) in Moscow. We're looking forward to interesting presentations and conversations on thinking about children's literature and childhood from a global perspective.
Students in my ENG 470 course will be attending the evening session: Childhood in Image and Sound at ISU on Wednesday night as our class meeting. I will be the moderator on a panel with Sonja Fritzsche and Rebecca Gearhart from IWU and Oksana Gavrishina from RGGU.
On Friday morning (Sept. 17), I will be speaking on "Globalizing Childhood through Children's New Media" on a panel with Marina Balina and Scott Sheridan from IWU. RGGU professors Anja Tippner and Oksana Gavrishina will moderate.
I'm looking forward to interesting conversations!