National Seminar on Whimsical Narratives: Navigating the Literary Landscape of Fairytales and Folklores


  • When: January 8th and 9th 2024
  • Mode: Offline
  • Call for Papers

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. The enchanting world of stories, colourful illustrations and lively animations are an indispensable part of a child’s formative years. More than just captivating young minds and nurturing their imagination and curiosity, these seemingly simplistic narratives play a pivotal role in identity formation, developing perspectives and understanding inclusivity and diversity.

The narratives within this genre become powerful agents of socialization, transmitting cultural values, ethical lessons, and fundamental human experiences. The enduring relevance of Children’s Literature lies in its ability as a cultural artefact, to cultivate a generation of critical thinkers, compassionate individuals, and global citizens who navigate the complexities of an ever-evolving world. Weseekpapers that delve into the diverse realms of Children’s Literature, exploring its rich tapestry, cultural significance, educational impact, and the evolving landscape in our contemporary society. Your contributions will play a pivotal role in shaping discussions that not only celebrate the magic of storytelling but also illuminate the role of Children’s Literature in shaping the future generations.

Call for Papers

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 1st of January, 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

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: January 1st, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: January 2nd, 2024
  • Submission of full paper: January 6th, 2024

Email your abstracts to:

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

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