Children's Literature Summer School

Starts on 04.07.2022

Language en Literature


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Tags: literature , childhood , adolescents , books , young adults

Lectures and workshops on children's and YA literature


The Children's Literature summer school offers plenary lectures, workshops and optional activities related to books for children and adolescents. Participants choose workshops from three thematic strands:

  • children's publishing & book history
  • children's literature and other media
  • research methods ​​​​

This summer school is mainly targeted at Master and PhD students, but also open to more senior researchers and professionals with an interest in children’s literature studies. Participants should have at least completed 3 full years of undergraduate education (BA level) by the time of the summer school.

PhD students are given the opportunity to present their research projects or give a 20-minute paper in two workshops that will be reserved for this purpose. They will be invited to submit an abstract when they register for the summer school.


The programme for the 2022 edition will be announced in December 2021. Below a glimpse of our 2021 (online) edition:

This five-day programme focuses on four thematic strands in children’s literature research:

Browse through the strands to get a glimpse of lectures and workshops. All participants can watch all plenary lectures before the summer school commences. These lectures will be pre-recorded and will be made available via Blackboard. Social activities, such as themed lunches, will be planned between 13.00-14.00 CEST.

Participants are then divided into small, interactive workshops according to their preferred thematic strand. All workshops (live classes in a digital environment) will be held between 14.30 and 17.00 CEST (Central European Summer Time), to allow participants from as many time zones as possible to attend. Each workshop includes a list with required advance reading. All participants are expected to complete this reading before the start of the workshop. A PDF of the academic articles and chapters will be provided on Blackboard, which will become available to participants a few weeks before the summer school starts. Participants are expected to get hold of the primary reading materials themselves.

Most workshops also list an assignment for students who want to earn credits for the summer school. Please respect the deadlines and guidelines for submission.


3-6 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme. Note that University of Antwerp students can only register for 6 ECTS.

Course number:
Short- en long-term programmes
Area of interest:
Language en Literature
Academic year:
2021 - 2022 copy
Starting date:
Maaheen Ahmed

Julia Benner

Ada Bieber

Nicola Daly

Lena Hoffmann

Kenneth Kidd

​Elizabeth Marshall

B. J. McDaniel

Jennifer M. Miskec

Temi Odumosu

​Fatinha Ramos

​Emma-Louise Silva

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

​Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer

​Iris Vansteelandt

​Elisabeth Wesseling

​Miriam Wray

​Vanessa Joosen

Frauke Pauwels
Contact person:

Stadscampus, University of Antwerp, Belgium

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