3ème Biennale de littérature de jeunesse. La médiation autour du livre de jeunesse en Europe au XXIème siècle

16.06.2021 - 17.06.2021

Venue : June 16th Bibliothèque Nationale de France
June 17th Site universitaire de Gennevilliers

At the exact moment when European values are being challenged in various manners, the crisis which this set of values goes through doesn’t fail to be regarded - legitimately or not – as manifesting de-culturation, notably among young readers. One of the alleged reasons is the assumedly growing distance to be observed between children and books, or the only sporadic access they may have to them. If such assumptions prove to be valid, the initial access of young readers to fiction and documentary productions remains to be facilitated. This constitutes a collective challenge to be taken up by adults and professionals in charge of children’s education and training. What are the resources available to mediators in this regard? For what various purposes are they specifically designed ? And for what foreseeable benefit to young readers ? In year 2020 researchers and professionals in the field share a common interest in jointly addressing this challenge. Their joint reflection should gain from opening itself beyond studies confined to mediation practices in France. It is from this challenging perspective that our June 2020 biennial conference is intended to focus on the mediation of youth literature in 21st-century Europe.

 

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