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Summer School - Children's Literature, 1-5 July 2019, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Publish Date: Jan 22, 2019

Deadline: Apr 15, 2019

Event Dates: from Jul 01, 2019 12:00 to Jul 05, 2019 12:00

Children's Literature Summer School


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

  • Comics
  • Diversity
  • Fairy tales
  • Fantasy

All participants will attend all the plenary lectures (not just the ones listed in their preferred thematic strands). They are then divided into small, interactive workshops according to their preferred thematic strand.

Spaces in the workshops are limited, so if you have a clear preference, it’s best to register early to secure your place. Unfortunately, we cannot reserve spaces for students who have not completed registration.

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.

Target audience

This summer school is mainly targeted at MA 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.

Registration for the 2019 Summer School is now open

Note that limited places are available for the summer school and for each strand. We will ask participants to list their preferred thematic strands (or choose "a mixture of strands"), and we will divide slots on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Update: The fairy-tale strand is now fully booked. If you still want to take some workshops in this strand, we recommend that you choose "a mixture of strands."

Application procedure in 4 steps

  1. Register in Mobility Online (for year: choose 2019-2020)
  2. Fill in personal details and complete requested extra questions
  3. Wait for approval of your application
  4. Pay the participation fee and upload requested additional documents within 10 days after approval to secure your spot

Applications can be submitted by filling in the online registration form via Mobility Online. After having registered, you will automatically receive an email with further guidelines to complete your application. 

Upon successful submission you will receive an automatic reply to confirm your application. In case your application is accepted, you will receive an email with more practical information on payment and visa.  Note that your subscription is only valid when the participation fee is received by the summer school’s secretariat.

Accepted students will be registered as regular students of the University of Antwerp and will hence receive a student account and a student card allowing them to have access to the catering facilities and the Wi-Fi network of the University of Antwerp. Furthermore, accepted students will be automatically insured under the policy of the University of Antwerp. 

Scholarships for University of Antwerp students

Two types of scholarships are available for students who are currently enrolled as regular students of the University of Antwerp. 

Refund of €150/student after attending a summer school organised at Antwerp Summer University. An overview of all eligible summer schools can be found here. Students should prefinance the full registration fee and can claim a reimbursement of the allowance after submitting a certificate of attendance and proof of payment to the Antwerp Summer University Office.

The following students qualify for this refund: University of Antwerp students regularly enrolled under a diploma contract in a Bachelor, Master, Preperatory Programme, Bridging Programme or Academic Teaching Programme, in either academic year 2018-2019 or 2019-2020.

Scholarship for a short international experience for students who qualify for financial aid by the Department of Social, Cultural and Studentaffairs (SCS) .

Please refer to Blackboard ("een internationale ervaring>zomerschool") or contact the Antwerp Summer University Office (see right) for more information on these scholarships.

Registration fee

Regular: 500 euro

Early bird (before 1 February 2019): 450 euro

University of Antwerp students are entitled to a refund of 150 euro.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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