The Department of English and Cultural Studies, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bannerghatta Road Campus, presents an International Conference (online) on "Children and Childhood: Imaginaries in Indian and Other Asian Literatures and Film". This conference aims to reorient the locus of debate and discussion towards the Asian perspective with regards to children’s narratives. It seeks to explore the diverse as well as local narratives for and about children and childhood within the Asian context, in both theory and practice.
Conference Dates: 11-12 November, 2021
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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
In contemporary times, with a boom in digital media and other forms of convergent spaces and identities, narratives for and about children and childhood are often multilayered, diverse and complex; making it imperative to critically engage with them from a more specific and contextual perspective. In other words, multiple childhoods require multiple narratives for and about children that cover different contexts. However, ever since the inception of childhood studies and children’s literature studies within academia, there has been a dominant imagination and theorization of the ‘child’ and ‘childhoods’ from western and European lenses, despite the notion of the ‘child’ and ‘childhood’ in itself has transformed in practice, imaginings and theorizations across ages and spaces, the field of children’s narrative within media in general, and literature and film in particular.
Ms Renu Elizabeth,
Department of English and Cultural studies