To the degree that it is a social construction, childhood, as an idea, carries with it any number of assumptions and associations. Conversely, as a objective developmental period, childhood is interpreted in wildly different way within different contexts. Postscript: A Journal of Graduate Criticism and Theory invites articles for consideration for our Spring 2012 issue, a special edition on the theme "Children in Theory". This issue will examine childhood from a multitude of perspectives. We welcome submissions from any humanities discipline on any aspect of children and childhood. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
-literature or art for children
-representations of children
-care and discipline of children
-the education or instruction of children
-violence toward children
-the perspectives of children themselves
-the displacement of children
-childhood and class
-childhood and gender
-childhood and race
Articles should be between 3000 and 5000 words, reviews should be approximately 1000 words. Please send a Word file, with no identifying details, to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include on a separate document a brief (300 word) abstract, as well asyour contact information.
The deadline for consideration in this issue is November 1, 2011.