To the degree that it is a social construction, childhood, as an idea, carries with it any number of assumptions and associations. Conversely, as a objective developmental period, childhood is interpreted in wildly different way within different contexts. Postscript: A Journal of Graduate Criticism and Theory invites articles for consideration for our Spring 2012 issue, a special edition on the theme “Children in Theory”. This issue will examine childhood from a multitude of perspectives. We welcome submissions from any humanities discipline on any aspect of children and childhood.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
-literature or art for children
-representations of children
-care and discipline of children
-the education or instruction of children
-violence toward children
-the perspectives of children themselves
-the displacement of children
-childhood and class
-childhood and gender
-childhood and race
Postscript: A Journal of Graduate Criticism and Theory is an interdisciplinary journal published biannually through the Department of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Submissions will be subjected to a blind peer review process and will be accepted in English. Contributors in any field of the humanities who are currently enrolled in graduate or post-graduate programs or are recent graduates are eligible to submit. Articles should be between 3000 and 5000 words, reviews should be approximately 1000 words. Please send a Word file, with no identifying details, to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include on a separate document a brief (300 word) abstract, as well as your contact information.
The deadline for consideration in this issue is December 1, 2011.
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