Margaret Atwood speaks about her early writings published by Juvenilia Press

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The Seventh International Literary Juvenilia Conference was held virtually at UNSW Sydney in July 2022. This year's theme was Literary Juvenilia, material imagination and 'things'

2022 International Literary Juvenilia Conference Report

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International Society of Literary Juvenilia (ISLJ)
Juvenilia Press

publishes early works by a variety of writers such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Philip Larkin and Margaret Atwood. Its scholarly editions of early writings by children and adolescents (up to the approximate age of twenty) provide a window on the writer's development and engaging glimpses of the young genius at work.

Combining scholarship with pedagogy, Juvenilia Press involves students in the work of editing, annotating, designing and illustrating, under the supervision of established scholars from Britain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and Australia. Juvenilia Press is proud to showcase this work. Student essays on the editing and publication process, as well as collections of illustrations, can be accessed from the links at left. Juvenilia Press is a non-profit international initiative hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, UNSW.

International Society of Literary Juvenilia (ISLJ)

Juvenilia Press has been instrumental in establishing the new International Society of Literary Juvenilia

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Nominated for William MB Berger Prize for British Art History

Juvenilia Press is proud to announce that our edition, Waterloo Diary: Woman Battle Artist in Training by Elizabeth Thompson Butler (2016), has been nominated for the prestigious William MB Berger Prize for British Art History. The prize was established in 2001 by the Berger Collection Educational Trust and The British Art Journal for excellence in the field of British art history. We are delighted to receive this recognition, which is a great encouragement for our non-profit scholarly project of introducing students and others to the early creativity of artists and writers! Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Juliet McMaster, and to her postgraduate students at the University of Alberta for producing this wonderful edition.

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L-R: Postgraduate Student Editor Adela Burke; JP Canada Assistant Amy Stafford; Emeritus Professor Christine Alexander (UNSW); Mentor Editor and Emeritus Professor Juliet McMaster (University of Alberta). Absent Student Editors: Sarah Bezan, Brandi Goddard, Yifan Li, and Kaarina Mikalson.

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