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International Conference at Växjö University, Sweden, 18-20 September 2008

The conference will focus on Astrid Lindgren in the light of international children’s literature research, narratology, picturebook research, and media theory. These theoretical frameworks are indispensable for the concept of intermediality that focuses on the intimate relationships between different media. This concept calls attention to the transgression of media boundaries when at least two different media are concerned.

Please email a 300 word abstract (for a thirty minute paper) and a short biography by 15 May 2008 as an attached word document to Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer at: and Astrid Surmatz at:

Please let us also know if you want to attend the conference as a participant only.

Notification of the acceptance of proposals will be made by 31 May 2008.

For further inquiries contact the conference convenors:

Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
Universität zu Köln
Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur II
Gronewaldstr. 2
D-50931 Köln

Astrid Surmatz
Växjö University
Department of Humanities
SE-35195 Växjö

Please also see the conference website which will be updated continuously:

CFP – Astrid Lindgren: Internationality and Intermediality