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Shaun Tan - live!

The Inaugural Euphemia Tanner Public Lecture

September 7th, 2011
@ La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

The Lecture:
Euphemia Tanner was the first person in Australia to be appointed to a pubic library position specifically as a children's librarian (Bendigo Library, 1946). This annual public lecture is inaugurated by the Faculty of Education, La Trobe University, to continue her enthusiasm for children's reading and quality literature.

The Presenter:
Shaun Tan's international reputation not only rests on his challenging and absorbing illustrations in texts such as The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Arrival and Memorial, but also his Oscar winning short film The Lost Thing. He is one of the world's leading artists in a range of media from book illustration, through film and theatre, to multimedia exploration.

For further details, contact David Beagley.

The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass always welcomes submissions for the following sections and columns:

  • Alice's Academy - scholarly articles to be peer reviewed
  • Emerging Voices - articles from university students and other new analysts
  • Jabberwocky - feature articles on all aspects of children's literature
  • Picture Window - articles on illustration and presentation of books
  • Curiouser and Curiouser - notes, observations and quirky items
  • The Caucus Race - news, announcements and paper calls

We aim to publish 3 issues each year, at least one of which is specifically themed, while the others would be general in focus.

While most submissions follow standard journal presentation formats (such as MLA referencing, and writing styles from conversational to academic depending on the column), innovative presentations will also be considered (technical demands allowing!)

Submissions to

The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680