Papers that examine the depiction and significance of the Underground Railroad in Canadian Children’s literature are welcome for a session on this topic at NeMLA 2014 Convention, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 3-6 April. Possible works include Underground Canada by Barbara Smucker (published in the US as Runaway to Freedom), Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Curtis, and A Desperate Road to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson by Karleen Bradford, among many others. Papers that examine this theme in American children’s literature are also invited. Please address queries and/or proposals (250-500 words) and brief bio to Lesley Clement: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 30 September 2013.
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