9:30-10:00 Registration and Tea/Coffee

Professor Amanda Piesse (Trinity College Dublin)
‘Riders on the storm: negotiating emotion through the Green Man myth in children’s literature’
Chair: Darryl Jones

11:00-11:30 TEA/COFFEE

11:30-13:00 PANEL SESSION 1

Panel 1A: Wild Things
Chair: Amanda Piesse

Jane Carroll (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Lost Boys and Merry Men: Medieval Mumming and Modern Children’s Literature’
Rachel Glover (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Wild Children in Meg Rosoff’s What I Was

Panel 1B: Ecocentric Readings
Chair: Dara Downey

Anthony Pavlik (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul): ‘Forests: not seeing the wood for the trees’
Chiuhua Chen (Tamkang University, Taiwan): ‘Love and Rebirth in Qingfeng Sun’s The Fox Hatches the Egg and Xiaozhen Lai’s The Fox’s Sachet
Ian Kinane (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Enid Blyton: Eco-poet or Ecophobe?’

13:00-14:00 LUNCH

14:00-15:30 PANEL SESSION 2

Panel 2A: Strange Men in the Woods

Chair: Philip Keel Geheber

Kate Harvey (Trinity College Dublin): ‘“You will find the going hard”: Growth and Decay in Grimm and Sendak’s Dear Mili
Elizabeth Parker (Trinity College Dublin): ‘The Child’s Labyrinth’
Elinor Rooks (University of Leeds): ‘Snufkin’s Song: Wilds and Wanderers in The Moomin Series’

Panel 2B: Fictional and Fantastic Wildernesses
Chair: Jane Carroll

Susannah Morse (unaffiliated): ‘Gods of the Wild: Numinous figures of land and sea in Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising
Maeve Tynan (Mary Immaculate College): ‘“Us is near bein’ wild things ourselves”: Wildness and Cultivation in Eva Ibbotson’s Journey to the River Sea and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden

15:30-16:00 TEA/COFFEE

16:00-17:00 PLENARY 2
Sally Nicholls, Author
Details TBC

17:15-18:15 PANEL 3: Children’s Television and Theatre
Chair: Kate Harvey

Kristin Prinzing (MusEco Media and Education Project): ‘The Green Man Archetype and children’s television programming as a pathway through the barriers of eco-political rhetoric’
Jane Barnette and John Gentile (Kennesaw State University): ‘Staging the Green Man in Dark Forest: Tales and Poems from the Brothers Grimm



10:00-11:30 Registration and Tour of Botanic Gardens

11:30-12:00 Tea/Coffee

12:00-13:00 PLENARY 3
Jim Kay, Illustrator
Title TBC


14:30-16:00 PANEL SESSION 4

Panel 4A: Going Back
Chair: Greg Hulsman

Dara Downey (Trinity College Dublin): Green on the Inside: Posthumans and Psycho-Mythopoeic Forests in Dianna Wynne Jones’ Hexwood and Robert Holdstock’s Mythago Wood
Marion Gibson (University of Exeter): ‘Past, present and future: Stig of the Dump and the environmental politics of prehistory’
Conor Reid (Trinity College Dublin): ‘“A Tarzan Tribesman will always be truthful, honest, manly and courageous”: The Feral Child and Character Formation’

Panel 4B: Green Villains and Monsters
Chair: Anne Sappington

Máiréad Casey (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Poisonous Woman: Poison Ivy’s place in the DC Universe’
James Cole (University of Southampton): ‘The Beast Within: The Werewolf in Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature’

16:00-16:30 TEA/COFFEE

16:30-17:30 PLENARY 4
Professor Roni Natov, CUNY Brooklyn
‘The Dark Pastoral: From Sendak to David Almond and Neil Gaiman’
Chair: Anne Markey

18:00 DRINKS
at The Duke, Duke St

at The Farm, Dawson St


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