What are the dates for IRSCL2021: Aesthetic and Pedagogic Entanglements?
The on-site version of the congress will take place from October 26th through October 30th, 2021. The online satellite for the biennial will be in orbit from October 19th through November 3rd, 2021.

How can I submit a proposal for IRSCL2021?
Before submitting  a proposal for the biennial, we suggest you take a look at our Call for Papers. There you will find both a walkthrough of the abstract submission platform and a link to create an account prior to your submission.

When will the fees for IRSCL2021 be announced?
The fees for IRSCL2021 will be announced once the Call for Papers for the biennial ends.

What is the deadline for the submission of proposals?
The Call for Papers for IRSCL2021: Aesthetic and Pedagogic Entanglements closes on March 15, 2021.

When will I know if my proposal has been accepted?
Upon acceptance, applicants will be contacted by May 30th, 2021.

Do I have to be an IRSCL member in order to attend and/or present in the congress?
Being an IRSCL member will not be a requirement to take part in the biennial. However, IRSCL members are given a discounted registration fee at every IRSCL congress and have a seat at the IRSCL members’ meeting.

What are the benefits of being an IRSCL member?
IRSCL members get a discounted registration fee for IRSCL congresses, access to the IRSCL’s Listserv and eligibility for prizes and grants awarded by the IRSCL You can visit http://www.irscl.com/members.html for the full list of benefits.

When will the keynote speakers for IRSCL2021 be announced?
The full list of keynote speakers for IRSCL2021 is available on our Speakers page.

Can I present a PechaKucha at the IRSCL2021 online satellite?
Yes! The online satellite will feature both PechaKucha and traditional oral presentations.

What are PechaKucha presentations?
PechaKucha(IPA: [petɕa kɯ̥tɕa], which translates as “the sound of conversation” or “chit-chat” in Japanese) is a modality of fast-track oral presentation that challenges presenters to lay out information in a succinct and highly visual manner— it encourages the use of images instead of plain text. If you want to know more about PechaKucha, you can visit our PechaKucha page. There you will find in-depth information and resources about the modality.

Will there be hybrid panels at on-site IRSCL2021?
Preformed panels in which half or less of the participants are able to attend the on-site congress will be carried out as hybrid panels. There will be a special room for hybrid panels at our venue. In the case of preformed panels in which more than half of the participants are not able to attend the on-site congress, it will be requested that these panels migrate to the online satellite. More details about hybrid on-site panels will be announced shortly.

What is the linguistic policy of IRSCL2021?
The upcoming IRSCL biennial will be Spanish and Portuguese friendly. This means that IRSCL2021 will hold space for both proposals and oral presentations in Spanish and Portuguese. Academics presenting in Spanish or Portuguese must, however, support their presentations with a PPT, Canva, or Prezi in English so as to allow everyone to follow the main argument even when their knowledge of Spanish may be limited. Likewise, because most delegates are not (native) English speakers, we encourage presenters to consider how their visual aids ease communication with those whose English proficiency may be limited.

What are the criteria for the abstract review process of IRSCL2021?
During the abstract review process, blind peer reviewers will be provided with a rubric featuring the following criteria: alignment with the topic of the biennial; clarity in the assertion of theoretical orientation and/or methodology; conciseness, coherence, and clarity of focus; presence of an enriching approach that expands, problematizes and/or revisits discussions in the field of children’s literature (and media). Critical engagement with the concepts of race, gender, sexuality, colonialism, disability, age, social class, anthropocentrism, ethnocentrism, or other intersectional perspectives is encouraged.