New Bookbird Issue 3/2014
A Journal of International Children's Literature
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature (ISSN 0006 7377) is a refereed journal published quarterly by IBBY.
From January 2015, new editor Björn Sundmark will work in cooperation with an international Editorial Review Board, guest reviewers and correspondents who are nominated by IBBY National Sections.
Bookbird aims to communicate new ideas to the whole community of readers interested in children's books.
Bookbird is open to any topic in the field of international children's literature. The editor will also include themed issues and will post calls for manuscripts on the IBBY website. Bookbird will include News of IBBY projects and events that are highlighted in the Focus IBBY column.Bookbird is open to any topic in the field of international children's literature. The editor will also include themed issues and will post calls for manuscripts on the IBBY website. Bookbird will include News of IBBY projects and events that are highlighted in the Focus IBBY column.
Other regular features include coverage of children's literature studies and
children's literature awards around the world. Bookbird also pays special
attention to reading promotion projects worldwide.
Call for papers Machines Monsters and Animals: Posthuman Children's Literature
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature invites contributions for a special issue exploring the relationship between children’s fiction and posthumanism. From Charles Kingsley’s The Water-Babies to Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games children’s fiction intervenes into debates about what it means to be human, animal, ‘natural’, or machine. Indeed, children’s fiction has an imaginative history of conceiving alternative modes of being. Human and animal ethics, utopia/dystopia, anthropomorphism, and ecocriticism would be appropriate topics to explore. Areas of thematic interest may include, but are not limited to:
• The alien or monstrous ‘other’
• Animal ethics
• Artificial Intelligence
• Cybernetic organisms (cyborgs)
• Digital childhoods
• Digital technology and virtual reality
• Dystopia and utopia
• Ecocriticism and nature studies
• Machine animism and robotics
• Wildness and civility
Full articles should be submitted to the editor, Björn Sundmark (email@example.com), and guest editor, Zoe Jaques (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by 1 June 2014. Please see Bookbird's website at www.ibby.org/bookbird for full submission details. Papers which are not accepted for this issue will be considered for later issues of Bookbird.
Call for Papers Nonsense
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature invites contributions for a special issue exploring global nonsense literature. While all nonsense texts share a grounding in a playful subversion of language and logic, their weft and warp vary widely depending on provenance. From Christian Morgenstern (Germany) to Sukumar Ray (India) to Kirsi Kunnas (Finland), nonsense literature is tied closely to local culture, historical events, artistic tradition, and linguistic interactions. In addition to the exploration of unique manifestations of global nonsense, other topics might include, but are not limited to:
• nonsense arising from political, economic, or cultural upheaval
• colonial and post-colonial reactions, especially to British nonsense hegemony
• performative and/or oral manifestations
• genre debates
• cultural and structural fusions
• audience and conceptions of childhood
• spiritual connections
Full papers should be submitted to the editor, Björn Sundmark (email@example.com), and guest editor, Michael Heyman (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1 December 2014. Please see Bookbird's website at www.ibby.org/bookbird for full submission details. Papers which are not accepted for this issue will be considered for later issues of Bookbird.
Bookbird back issues
All back issues of Bookbird from 1963 to 2008 are available to download from the IBBY Archives at ALO. Click here to explore over forty years of our journal.
All issues 2008 to 3/2010 are available by subscription through Project Muse: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/bookbird/
Contents of issues 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Special Spanish issue
A special issue of Bookbird has been released in time for the IBBY Congress in Santiago de Compostela. Issue 3/2010 has been translated into the languages of Spain and each article is available to download as a pdf from the website.
This is a very exciting innovation and we warmly thank the editors and translators for their work.
Japanese translation of published Bookbird issues
Bookbird Inc. is happy to welcome Dr. Björn Sunmark, Malmö University, Sweden, as Bookbird Editor for the term 2015-2018.
From this day forward all submissions will be kindly made to:
Björn Sunmark Email: email@example.com
Bookbird Editorial Office
Dr Björn Sundmark
Professor of English Literature