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Join the international conference Growing Futures: Vegetal Encounters in Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Ecofiction on April 25 - 27, 2024.

Registration is free of charge and all are welcome. As seating is limited, however, please make sure to secure your spot by writing a short email to


By addressing ethical, philosophical, pedagogical and aesthetic questions regarding the relevance of plants in children’s and young adult ecofiction, this conference seeks to explore how vegetal encounters are re-imagined for a younger readership against the backdrop of a deepening environmental crisis. Since the conference intends to forge a dialogue between ecocritical research and literature pedagogy, it is also intended to investigate what primary and secondary school teachers can do to address the troubled relationship between human beings and the vegetal world in (foreign) language learning contexts.