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Nobody Understand Me. Evil Kids in Children's Literature

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 11:40am
Children's Literature Society/American Literature Association Conference

Nobody Understand Me. Evil Kids in Children's Literature

Do researchers understand evil kid characters? In children's literature, the evil kid school of thought changes with history. Authors write the Puritan notion of the sinful kid school, the Lockean ignorant but educable kid, and the Romantic idealized innocent virtuous redeeming somewhat helpless kid. Modern, Postmodern, and New Sincerity "evil" kids range from bullies to baby vampires to misunderstood villains like Gregory Maguire's character Elphaba from his book Wicked: The Life and Ties of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995).

The Politics and Morality of Children's Literature: From Left to Right

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 11:39am
Children's Literature Society/American Literature Association Conference

Authors use children's literature to communicate their political and moral viewpoints. For example, authors in the 19th century publish religious, didactic, cautionary stories and poetry in children's books to teach moral lessons. Not long after that, Nonsense writers challenge this form by irreverently writing and drawing mayhem as an alternative to worship of morality and the status quo. Recently, Michelle Abate in her book Raising Your Kids Right illustrates how conservative, right-wing values have become the subject of children's literature. On the other side of the political spectrum, we have a lineage from Dr.

[UPDATE] CFP Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference Feb. 11-14, 2015) Extended Deadline

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 9:32am
Natasha Chuk – Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference

Computer Culture Area
36th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
www.southwestpca.org

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE (EXTENDED): Saturday, November 15, 2014

Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA). Please consider submitting.

This year's conference theme is:

Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

WSQ Survival Issue [Due March 1, 2015]

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 3:12pm
WSQ at the Feminist Press

Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose

WSQ Special Issue Spring 2016: Survival
Guest Editors: Frances Bartowski, Elena Glasberg, and Taylor Black

2015 Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:27pm
Providence College

SIXTH ANNUAL PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
Undergraduate Research
Conference on Health and Society
Saturday, April 11, 2015

8:30am – 4:00pm – Harkins Hall and Slavin Center

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writing Award

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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:42pm
Anna Lillios / The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students.

Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference, which will be held at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, March 27-28, 2015.

Send entries to Dr. Anna Lillios, Professor of English, University of Central Florida, at Anna@ucf.edu

THE MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE

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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:37pm
Anna Lillios / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

THE MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE invites submissions of original scholarly articles on the life and work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her circle, including Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, F.S. Scott Fitzgerald, Wallace Stevens, Marcia Davenport, Edith Pope, etc. All critical approaches are welcome, including gender, historical, textual, biographical, and source studies, as well as gender-based, multicultural, and ecocritical approaches.

In addition, submissions of short fiction and poetry—in the spirit of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her life at Cross Creek—are also invited.

Please submit an electronic copy in MLA style.

Deadline January 1, 2015

28th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:31pm
Anna Lillios / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

28th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, March 27-28, 2015.

[UPDATE] [NEW DEADLINE: NOV. 30] Lines Between: Culture and Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean; Nicosia, Cyprus, 3-6 June 2015

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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:34am
European University Cyprus and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Over the centuries, the peoples and nations of the Mediterranean have been divided but also connected by the sea. Its trade routes have facilitated traffic and ideas, artistic creativity, and architecture, as well as commerce. Cultures have evolved and empires have risen and declined through processes that have impacted the histories and cultures of countries washed by the Mediterranean.

[UPDATE] Pippi to Ripley3/ITHACON40: Women & Gender in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comics. Ithaca College; May 1-2, 2015

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:45pm
Katharine Kittredge/Ithaca College English Department

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Coville (children's fantasy author)
Special Guest: Laura Lee Gulledge (YA graphic novelist)
Guiding Spirit: Marleen Barr, Founding Mother of Feminist Science Fiction Criticism

Pippi to Ripley 3 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in science fiction and fantasy. We invite papers devoted to imaginative representation in all media: comics, films, television, and video games as well as in folklore, Children's, Young Adult, and adult-directed literature.

[UPDATE] Constructing Humanity (Feb 2015), Extended Call 11/17, Keynote Eric Lott

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:42pm
University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

Call for Proposals -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

Constructing Humanity
(re/de)constructing (in)humanit(ies)

February 26, 27 & 28, 2015

With Keynote Speaker, ERIC LOTT

Reading the Books of Nature (12/1/14;2/13/15)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:34pm
Natures 2015: Seventh Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

Authors and artists, from Galileo to Rousseau, Woolfe to Kingsolver, Attenborough to Cousteau, have been exploring how to read or record nature for thousands of years. We seek papers that continue this quest in the context of any genre, time period, or discipline within the humanities.

Performing the Accidental Archive - 17 April 2015

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:59pm
York University Theatre and Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium

Performing the Accidental Archive, the fourth annual York University Theatre and Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium, invites submissions for papers, installations, performances, manifestos, and workshops. In recent years, much theatre and performance studies work has been devoted to investigating, critiquing, and expanding upon the embodiments, objects, places, and practices that comprise the archive. Performing the Accidental Archive is a call to further these discussions by imaginatively exploring the places, practices, objects, and events that are archival despite themselves and that point towards the unintended and incidental remains of our everyday lives and actions.

Perspectives on Power : Textual and Cinematic Representations March 27-28, 2015

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:55pm
University of Maryland School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites paper proposals for our biennial Graduate Student Colloquium. This interdisciplinary conference will address perspectives on power and all its implications within, but not limited to, political, literary, cinematic and cultural contexts, as well as linguistics and Second Language Acquisition studies. We welcome papers from graduate students of the humanities and encourage works that take an interdisciplinary approach and consider intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, resistance, disability, nation, empire, class, civil rights, labor, and religion, among others.

Proposal Guidelines

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