Program

Draft Schedule (Updated November 1, 2016) (PDF)

IRSCL Congress 2017

Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Keele Campus, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Possible & Impossible Children: Intersections of Children’s Literature & Childhood Studies”

Draft Schedule

(Updated November 1, 2016)

Saturday Junly 29, 2017
13:00 – 19:30        Registration
16:00 – 16:20        Welcomes
16:20 – 17:50        KEYNOTE 1: Past Presidents of IRSCL (Sandra Beckett, Clare Bradford, Mavis Reimer, Kimberley Reynolds, John Stephens)
18:00 – 19:30        Opening Reception
19:30 – 21:00        (Dinner Break)
Graduate Student Social
21:00 – 22:00        Youth Creators Performance

Sunday, July 30, 2017
7:30 – 8:15             Breakfast
8:30 – 9:40             KEYNOTE 2: Peter Hunt
9:40 – 10:00          Refreshment Break
10:00 – 12:00        Concurrent Papers
12:15 – 13:15        Lunch
M(e[a]t) a Professor: IRSCL Mentorship Lunch Program
13:30 – 15:00        Concurrent Papers
15:00 – 15:20        Refreshment Break
15:20 – 16:50        Concurrent Papers
17:00 – 18:30        Creators Panel: Intersections of Diversity
18:30 – 20:00        (Dinner Break)
20:00 – 21:30        Storytelling Performance

Monday, July 31, 2017
7:30 – 8:15             Breakfast
8:30 – 9:40             KEYNOTE 3: Suzanne Pouliot (in French, with translation into English)
9:40 – 10:00          Refreshment Break
10:00 – 12:00        Concurrent Papers
12:00 – 1:00          Lunch (Box Lunch)
15:00 – 18:00        See Toronto!
Excursion 1 (signup – limited to 100)
Toronto Public Library Special Collections (early children’s books, Canadiana, science fiction and fantasy)
Reception
Creators Panel: Indigenous Creators of Children’s and Young Adult Literatures
Excursion 2 (signup – limited to 200)
Toronto International Film Festival
Reception
Creators Panel: Filming Youth
Excursion 3 (self-guided, with recommendations and information provided)
Toronto at Large (Art Galleries, Theatres, Shopping, Museums, Tourist Sites) with PRESTO public transportation card as part of Congress registration package
18:00 -                   (Dinner and Night Life)
Graduate Student Pub

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
7:30 – 8:15           Breakfast
8:30 – 9:40           KEYNOTE 4: Robin Bernstein
9:40 – 10:00        Refreshment Break
10:00 – 12:00      Concurrent Papers
12:15 – 13:15      Lunch
13:30 – 15:00      Concurrent Papers
15:00 – 15:20      Refreshment Break
15:20 – 16:35      IRSCL Members’ Meeting (including presentation of awards)
16:35 – 17:00      Walk to Black Creek Pioneer Village
17:00 – 18:00      Tour Black Creek Pioneer Village, including buying Canadian souvenirs at the gift shop (open to all delegates)
18:00 – 20:30      Conference Dinner (signup and fee – limited to 180), Black Creek Pioneer Village Event Pavilion (pre-dinner drinks, dinner, entertainment, honouring Professor Jack Zipes, presentation about the 24th Biennial IRSCL Congress 2019)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
7:30 – 8:15           Breakfast
8:30 – 9:40           KEYNOTE 5: Daniel Goldin Halfon and Michèle Petit (in Spanish, with translation into English)
9:40 – 10:00        Refreshment Break
10:00 – 12:00      Concurrent Papers
12:15 – 13:45      Lunch (Box Lunch)
Member Panel: Research Centres
Member Panel: Publishing
13:45 – 14:15      Closing
14:15 -                   Sightseeing / Return Travel