European Network of Picturebook Research 6a International Conference Home and Lived-In Spaces in Picturebooks from the 1950s to the Present Department FISPPA - University of Padova, 28-29-30 September 2017 Padova, Sala delle Edicole, Piazza Capitaniato 3 At an early age, home and lived-in spaces are much more than a simple body-space correspondence. Lived-in spaces are constructed of sensory recalls, which, day after day, shape our idea of “home”, the espace vécu par excellence. Our sense of identity and belonging is influenced by various factors: personal experiences and relationships, the impact of the environment and sensory perceptions. Lived-in space is a point of reference for children. In literature, houses, habitations, walls and objects are imbued with an extraordinary narrative power, which is capable of penetrating the unexplored privacy of the family and providing new insights into childhood. The goal of the conference is to investigate and compare the development of the representation of home and lived-in spaces in picturebooks from the 1950s to the present.
EUROPEAN NETWORK OF PICTUREBOOK RESEARCH The European Network of Picturebook Research was established during the first picturebook conference in Barcelona in September 2007. Since then biannual picturebook conferences took place in different European countries (always in the month of September): 2007 at the University of Barcelona (Spain) 2009 at the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) 2011 at the University of Tübingen (Germany) 2013 at the University of Stockholm (Sweden) 2015 at the University of Gdansk (Poland) The aim of these conferences is: a) to foster international picturebook research; b) to promote scholars and young researchers who are focusing on the investigation of picturebooks; c) to publish selected papers presented at the conferences with international publishers or in peer-reviewed journals.