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Research Focus Group Talk: Are the Chornobyl Books Nature-Oriented?: Ukrainian Children’s Literature in Memory Dimensions


The war in Ukraine raises the issue of a new nuclear threat, as five nuclear power plants are located there. Although the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the north of Ukraine is non-functional, the level of radiation is still very high. Moreover, the largest nuclear plant in Europe, the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the south of Ukraine, is threatened with a new nuclear catastrophe and radiation pollution since the Russian military invasion (Joint Statement ...

Love and Information

Isla Vista Community Center 976 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista, CA

Isla Vista Arts and Not Necessarily Shakespeare in the Park present “Love and Information," a play by Caryl Churchill and directed by Jake Marshall, Nicole Hearfield, Logan Null, Tori Kostic, Maylin De Leon, and Benjamin Atticus Scapellati, in which over a hundred characters try to understand meaning and human connection in a world with too much information. Showtimes are on June 9 at 7 PM and June 10 at 2 PM and 7 PM; admission ...

2023 IRSCL Congress: Ecologies of Childhood

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

The 26th biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL) will be hosted at the University of California, Santa Barbara on August 12-17, 2023 and will be devoted to the theme "Ecologies of Childhood." This is the first time the IRSCL Congress will be held in the United States. The interdisciplinary 2023 IRSCL Congress is co-organized by Sara Pankenier Weld of the University of California, Santa Barbara and Dafna Zur of Stanford ...