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Conference : Comparing Children’s Media Around the World

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I am author of 'Children, Film and Literacy' (2013) published by Palgrave Macmillan. My research focuses on the relationship between the narratives created for children, in different media, and those they themselves create. I research using creative and collaborative methods in formal and informal learning contexts, drawing on sociocultural theories of literacy, identity and learning.


Comparing Children’s Media Around the World: Policies, Texts and Audiences

Conference organised by the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI)University of Westminster, with support from the Arts & Humanities Research CouncilDate: Friday 4 September, 2015 Venue: University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road London NW1 5LS

Preceded on Thursday 3 September by: Half-day workshop in association with the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Temporary Working Group on Children, Youth and Media

Evening event in association with the Children’s Media Foundation and Voice of the Listener & Viewer


This is a one-day conference, taking place on Friday, 4th September 2015. It will include a keynote address, plenary sessions and parallel workshops. The fee for registration for all participants, including presenters, will be £50, to cover conference documentation, refreshments and administration costs. Registration will open in May 2015, at which point participants will be asked to indicate whether they wish to attend either or both the pre-conference events. Participants fund their own travel and accommodation expenses.


The deadline for abstracts is Monday, February 9th, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified early in mid-February 2015. Abstracts should be 300 words. They must be accompanied by the presenter’s name, affiliation, email and postal addresses, together with the title of the paper and a 100-word biographical note on the presenter. Please send all these items together in a single Word file, not as pdf, and give the file and message the title ‘Children & Media Conference’ followed by your surname. The file should be sent by email to the Events Administrator, Helen Cohen, at,-texts-and-audiences

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