National Seminar on Whimsical Narratives: Navigating the Literary Landscape of Fairy-tales and Folklores

Organizer: POST GRADUATE AND RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH MAR THOMA COLLEGE, TIRUVALLA, in association with DCDC Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, Kerala

  • When: 7th and 8th February, 2024
  • Call for Papers
  • Registration Fee Needed
  • Venue: College Seminar Hall

Children’s Literature is no longer a mere discipline, but has evolved into a discourse that elicits much multidimensional debate. Owing to the changing landscape of global politics, the post Covid trauma and the sudden migration to the digital world, experts and researchers are now focusing more on children and their issues. We hope to bring together scholars, researchers and practitioners to engage in a meaningful exchange of ideas and insights that will open up new avenues of learning and understanding Children’s Literature

Students, teachers and research scholars to present papers in the different sessions in the seminar

We invite teachers, research scholars and students to send their abstracts, adhering to the MLA 9th edition format, not exceeding 300 words along with a short bio-note not exceeding 100 words by 5th February, 2024.

Topics for the paper presentation may include but are not limited to:

  • Issues and Challenges in Children’s Literature
  • The Child and Childhood in Children’s Narratives
  • Historical perspective of Children’s Literature
  • Fables and Fairy/Folk tales/ in Children’s Literature
  • Rhymes/Comicbooks/Cartoon Characters and their Significance
  • Humour/Satire/Riddles in Children’s Literature
  • War/Trauma/Conflict/Violence in Children’s Literature
  • Biographies/life writings in Children’s Literature
  • Mythological/Supernatural elements in Children’s Literature
  • Pluralism and Culture in Children’s Literature
  • Popular Culture and Children’s Literature
  • Ethical Values in Children’s Literature
  • Colonial/Postcolonial elements in Children’s Literature
  • Eco-critical/ Ecological aspects of Children’s Literature
  • Disability and Children’s Literature
  • Electronic Media and Children’s Literature
  • Digital Education and Children’s Literature

Email your abstracts to:

Resource Persons and Topics

Prof Khyrunnisa A, Topic: A Grimm World: Violence and Supernaturalism in Nursery Rhymes and Fairy

Dr Nandini Nayar, Topic: ‘Writing for Children in India’

Mr Harisanker A V, Topic: ‘Children’s magazines – an evolving multi-media experience’

Registration Fee and Details

Participation only

  • Students : ₹150
  • Research Scholars: ₹250
  • Teachers: ₹500

Participation and Presentation

  • Students: ₹300
  • Research Scholars: ₹350
  • Teachers: ₹600

G Pay No: 9446039010

Register Here

Dr Mathew Varkey T K, Principal

Dr Renjith Joseph, Head of the Department ( in-charge)

Dr Renjith Joseph
(Convener) 9447823734
Dr Remi Cherian George (Co Convener) 9446755408
Prof Susmitha Ann Varghese (Co Convener) 9447300318

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