The Child and the Book 2012 aims to examine the foundations of children’s literature criticism. Taking a philosophical approach, we intend to find some common ground among the increasingly scattered areas of research, to think about definitions, and to work towards a more coherent framework. How can philosophical perspectives benefit our discipline? Conversely, how can children’s literature research contribute to the field of philosophical knowledge?
Children’s Literature Center Faculty of Education University of Cambridge 30 March – 1 April 2012