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Conference Programme

Tuesday 30 May


9.00-10.00: Arrival, registration and coffee
Location: Langelandsgade 139, building 1585, Foyer, 8000 Aarhus C

10.00-10.10: Welcome
Location: Langelandsgade 139, building 1584, room 212, 8000 Aarhus C

10.10-11.10: Keynote: Rebekah Willett (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Gather ‘round the table: reflections on interdisciplinary research about children’s mediatized worlds
Location: Building 1584, room 212

11.15-12.45: Panel 1: Young Children, Play and Media
Chair: Stine Liv Johansen. Location: Building 1584, room 212

  1. Fiona Scott (The University of Sheffield, UK): Television and related media in the everyday lives of UK preschoolers: play, literacies and classed practices 
  2. Thomas Enemark Lundtofte (University of Southern Denmark): Young Children’s Meaning-Making in Interaction with Ramasjang – a Digital Storyworld for Tablet Computer 
  3. Helle Marie Skovbjerg (Aalborg University): MineCrafting Friendships – Children´s Play activities and production in Minecraft and YouTube as playful association

12.45-13.30: Lunch
Location: Building 1585, Foyer

13.30-15.00: Panel 2: Children’s Text and Media: Discourses of Childhood
Chair: Nina Christensen. Location: Building 1584, room 212

  1. Mavis Reimer (University of Winnipeg, Canada): The Prosumer Child and the Study of Children’s Literature
  2. Helle Strandgaard Jensen (Aarhus University, Denmark): What’s the Challenge? Experts on children’s media in a digital age
  3. Allen Kempton and Sara M. Grimes (University of Toronto, Canada): Constructing Children’s Agency in the Age of Digital DIY

15.00-15.15: Coffee break
Location: Building 1584, room 212

15.15-17.15: Panel  3: Children’s Text and Media in an Educational Context
Chair: Evelyn Arizpe. Location: Building 1584, room 212

  1. Anna Karlskov Skyggebjerg (Aarhus University, Denmark): Changing Concepts of Children’s Literature in Textbooks for Literature Teaching
  2. Signe Hannibal Jensen (University of Southern Denmark): What is a pickaxe in Danish? Danish children’s engagement in English-language media
  3. John Potter (University College London, UK): Dynamic literacies and agentive learners in static systems
  4. Ingvild Kvale Sørenssen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway): The enactment of digital resources in an early childhood education and care setting in Norway

18.00-19.00: Light dinner
Location: Building 1585, Foyer

 

 

Wednesday 31 May


9.00-10.00: Keynote: Ute Dettmar (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt): Work in Progress: Transmedia Storytelling in Children's and Youth Literature and Media
Location: Building 1584, room 212

10.00-10.15: Coffee break
Location: Building 1584, room 212

10.15-12.15: Panel 4: Intermedial and Transnational Aspects of Children’s Literature and Media
Chair: Mavis Reimer. Location: Building 1584, room 212

  1. Anna Potter (University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia): Global distribution, local content: from page to screen for Australian animation Bottersnikes and Gumbles
  2. Nina Goga (Bergen University College, Norway): Environmental awareness through children’s literature
  3. Sumin Zhao (University of Southern Denmark): Interactivity & Touch design in picture book apps: A social semiotic approach to digital story telling

12.00-12.45: Lunch
Location: Building 1585, Foyer

12.45-13.45: Keynote: Philip Nel (Kansas State University): The Unbearable Whiteness of Nostalgia: Technology, Racial Erasures, and William Joyce’s Fantastic Flying Books
Location: Building 1584, room 212

13.45-14.00: Coffee break
Location: Building 1584, room 212

14.00-15.30: Panel 5: Children and Young People’s Identity Formation in and around Children’s Texts and Media
Chair: Anna Karlskov Skyggebjerg. Location: Building 1584, room 212

  1. Lies Wesseling (Maastricht University, Netherlands): The Textbook as Medium: Instructing Dutch youth about the Dutch Indies, Then and Now
  2. Andrea Mei-Ying Wu (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan): Children Filming Everyday Life: “Making-do” in The Chatter Group of Moms and Grandmas
  3. Amanda K. Allen (Eastern Michigan University, USA): “This Girl is Half His Age”: Snape/Hermione Fanfiction and the Refusal of Reproductive Futurism

15.30-15.45: Coffee break
Location: Building 1584, room 212

15.45-17.15: Panel 6: The Child Reader and the Creation of New Digital Texts
Chair: Helle Strandgaard Jensen. Location: Building 1584, room 212

  1. Eric Meyers (University of British Columbia, Canada): Early Literacy as Big Data: Configuring the Quantified Child Reader
  2. Evelyn Arizpe (University of Glasgow, UK): Myths and Facts about Digital Reading:  Mexican teenagers’ responses to “books in the computer”
  3. Jill McGuire (University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia): inWünderland: using threshold architecture to design and create immersive, transmedia experiences for literature & learning

18.30: Conference dinner
Location: Building 1585, Foyer

 

 

Thursday 1 June


9.30-10.30: Keynote: Björn Sjöblom (Stockholm University): Watching players: Video-mediated computer gaming in children’s everyday lives
Location: Building 1584, room 212

10.30-10.45: Coffee break
Location: Building 1584, room 212

10.45-12.15: Panel 7: Children and Young People Playing Games (with Identity)
Chair: Helle Marie Skovbjerg. Location: Building 1584, room 212

  1. Anika Ullmann (Leuphana University, Lüneburg): Hacker Mentality, Adolescence and Media
  2. Anna Stemmann (Goethe University, Frankfurt): Narrating Nerds. Memes, Intertextuality and Pop Culture
  3. Vinca Merriman and Sara M. Grimes (University of Toronto, Canada): “What are you building?”: Children’s thoughts on digital game making and user-generated content

12.15-12.30: Closing remarks
Location: Building 1584, room 212

13.00: Lunch and goodbye
Location: Building 1585, Foyer