Antwerp, Belgium

Children's Literature

when 1 July 2024 - 5 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 600

The Children’s Literature Summer School offers lectures and workshops related to books for children and adolescents. Participants choose one thematic strand for the workshops: creative writing, fairy tales, picturebooks, politics.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Vanessa Joosen

Target group

Master and PhD students, but also open to more senior researchers and professionals with an interest in children’s literature studies. Participants should have at least completed 3 full years of undergraduate education (BA level) by the time of the summer school.

Credits info

3 EC
3-6 ECTS credits can be awarded upon successful completion of the programme (including all assessment tasks).

To earn 3 ECTS students are required to attend the full summer school and submit preparatory tasks for the workshops. Note that this option is not available to students from the University of Antwerp, who can only take the course for 6 ECTS.

To earn 6 ECTS students are required to attend the full summer school, submit preparatory tasks for the workshops and complete a 4000-word paper on a topic related to one or several of the thematic strands. All students who want to earn 6 ECTS have to submit an application with motivation when they register for the summer school, as well as a paper topic. Applications will be accepted or rejected on the basis of the quality of the proposals.
To include the credits in the curriculum at the home institution, participants need an agreement with the responsible person at the home institution.

A certificate will be awarded at the end of the programme. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.

Fee info

EUR 600: The registration fee covers participation in the full programme.
EUR 500: Register before February 1 and pay the early bird registration fee of €500.


We are offering three scholarships for PhD students who do not have funding to cover the registration fee (worth 600 euro each). The scholarships will cover tuition fee and lunch during the Children's Literature summer school.