The purpose of the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature is to promote academic research into children’s literature. Membership is open to scholars from Ireland and other countries, and to researchers at all career stages, including postgraduate students. We welcome members from a wide range of disciplines, including literature, history, education, psychology, sociology, women’s studies, and fine arts. We seek to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of children’s literature. Our committee is elected every two years and you can read our constitution here
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The summer 2018 ISSCL podcast will explore retellings of fairytales and folklore in Irish children’s and young-adult literature. Dr Brian Mac Manus will be discussing the power of fantasy with award-winning novelist, Deirdre Sullivan, and academic and author, Dr Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn. Coming soon!
The next ISSCL conference will take place in spring 2019. The call for papers will be announced this autumn. Follow the ISSCL Twitter and Facebook for updates!