Reminder: ‘Forbidden Fruit’ Conference

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Forbidden Fruit:The censorship of literature and information for young people

Southport, UK

25th-26th June 2008

A two-day conference for practitioners from libraries, information services and education, researchers from a range of disciplines, authors, publishers and policymakers from all sectors interested in to meet, network and share experiences. The conference will focus on the censorship of print, electronic and other literary and information resources for young people.

You are invited to present an abstract for a presentation in either of the following formats:

  • Reflective paper (approx 30 minutes plus discussion)
  • A case study (approximately 20 minutes plus discussion): a short report of an research of evaluation activity or project
  • A poster (a visual presentation of a case study or issue, with opportunities for informal discussion)

Suggested themes include:

  • Young people, the Internet and censorship
  • Access to citizenship, health and other information for young people
  • Pressure groups and censorship
  • The role of information literacy
  • Publishers and censorship
  • Media literacy
  • Authors for young people and censorship
  • Media reaction to censorship
  • Graphic novels and manga and ‘crossover’ novels
  • Library selection policies
  • The history of censorship

Please send an abstract of up to 200 words, with your name and contact details to The closing date for submission of abstracts is 7th January 2008.

For more information, please contact, 0121 331 6891


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