Call for Contributions: FEAST Consuming Children, deadline 12th Mar

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 6PM 12TH MARCH 2018

For full academic articles of 5000–6000 words or pieces of creative writing of up to 3000 words.

Further details on how to submit works for consideration can be found on the journal website http://feastjournal.co.uk

FEAST CONSUMING CHILDREN

For Consuming Children FEAST is working with Sarah Hardstaff and Dawn Sardella-Ayres from the Children’s Literature Research Centre at Cambridge University to guest edit a section of the journal exploring the relationship between children, food and literature. Alongside the literary focus FEAST will publish interviews, artist’s works, and videos that creatively explore the relationships between children, food and consumption.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: ACADEMIC PAPERS & CREATIVE WRITING

Food is a powerful and versatile force in children’s literature, standing in for familial love, sexual relationships, deprivation and excess, denial, shame and control. For Consuming Children, FEAST is seeking academic papers and creative writing that explore the use of food and its significance in Children’s Literature. The editors are particularly interested in pieces that examine the tension between children as consumers and children as consumables, recognising that the figure of the child can perform as both actor and goal in food-related transactions.

Taking the broadest possible definition of children’s literature/culture, they are particularly interested in papers that respond to social issues encouraging articles and creative writing on topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Empirical or archival research presenting children’s perspectives on food

• Children as consumers of food

• The relationship between food and the commodification of children/childhood

• Representations of disordered eating in children’s literature/culture

• Representations of food (in)security and inequality in children’s literature/culture

• Representations of children’s control or lack of control over consumption

• Food as reward/denial of food; issues of childhood and food as pleasure/punishment

• Illustrations and other visual representations of food in children’s books

• Academic papers should be accessible to a wide audience, and around 4000-6000 words in length

ABOUT THE JOURNAL:

FEAST combines articles on contemporary arts practices with recipes, food histories and literary narratives in an eclectic mix that serves to explore, highlight and question the varied roles food and its associated practices hold within our everyday.

For further information regarding academic submissions please contact Sarah Hardstaff (sflh2@cam.ac.uk);

For further information regarding creative writing submissions please contact: info@feastjournal.co.uk

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