The International Research Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL) is an international scholarly organization established over half a century ago to support and promote research in the field of children's literature. It includes members from over forty countries worldwide.
Every two years, the IRSCL organizes a Congress at which scholars from all over the world have the opportunity to meet, to exchange ideas and to initiate collaborations. Each IRSCL Congress has a theme relevant to current research in the field of children’s literature studies.
The 26th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature will take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the United States of America on August 13-16, 2023. The conference theme is “Ecologies of Childhood”. This is the first time the IRSCL Congress is being held in the United States of America.
The IRSCL 2023 Congress is hosted by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University.