12-13 August 2022 | Online and in Glasgow, Scotland
Safe Passage: Trauma Recovery and Community Restoration in Inclusive Youth Literature and Beyond
CLOSING KEYNOTE BY #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AND AWARD WINNING
AUTHOR, EDUCATOR AND ACTIVIST RENÉE WATSON
Trauma recovery and community restoration is not just a theme for this conference; it is also an essential form of care necessitated by our collective experiences over the last three years. With ongoing political and civil unrest, a worldwide pandemic, economic uncertainty and environmental crises, we have to take a breath – even for just a minute – to lay down our tools and to take stock of what it means to move through and from tragedy and violence.
This is a time to listen and to learn from the experiences of those who came before us. To be considerate of the needs of those around us. To form systems of protection, solidarity, support and joy. This conference is an invitation for us to listen, learn, gather and heal as a community, with compassion for ourselves and others, so that we can reflect on this journey in our research philosophies, interests and practices.
For REIYL 2022 we welcome proposals for papers that address these core themes in the context of inclusive youth literature, media and culture.
Extended deadline for CfP responses: 11 July 2022, 11:59 pm BST
Sliding scale fees for the programmes: £0-12