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New Directions: British Women Writers Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

New Directions: the 26th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference

April 11-15, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin

The twenty-sixth annual BWWC invites papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “New Directions.” Since the landmark “Generations” conference of 2017 invites a retrospective look back, “New Directions” will encourage turning to the future to ask crucial methodological, theoretical, and content-based questions about our fields’ key concepts and literatures.

Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Indianapolis, March 28-31, 2018 (submission deadline: 10/1/17)

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30am
Fairy Tales, PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales (including creative projects, such as poems, short fiction, TV shows), and approaches that consider the subversive nature of the fairy tale (such as subverted family values, queering the fairy tale, etc.). Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject. 

Not Just Kidding Around: On Teaching Children’s Media (SCMS 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:36am
Andrew Scahill / University of Colorado Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

**CFP for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2018 Conference in Toronto**

In an academic setting, weighty or dramatic “adult” films are generally met with intellectual curiosity by students, or at least an acknowledgement that they are “worthy” of consideration. Genre films like horror or action are met with more resistance, but generally students are willing to admit they have some sort of ideological investments. Films aimed at children, however, are often dismissed as just entertainment. Surely we may analyze Bicycle Thieves, but Home Alone? Yes to Goodfellas, no to Goonies.

Barriers, Borders, and Bridges

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:37pm
Children's Literature Association's Diversity Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Call for Papers: 2018 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel

Children’s Literature Association Conference 2018

June 28-30, 2018

San Antonio, Texas

 

Barriers, Borders, and Bridges

 

Playing with Childhood in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:26pm
University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

 

Playing with Childhood in the Twenty-First Century 

University of Pittsburgh

April 6-7, 2018

 

Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives: Symposium on the 13/12/2017 at The University of Northampton UK

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:48pm
The University of Northampton UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives

Symposium on the 13/12/2017 at The University of Northampton UK

From JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, Young Adult (YA) narratives have grown exponentially over the past twenty years. Adopting a range of genres and platforms including the Bildungsroman and the coming of age teen drama, YA narratives represent a significant cultural means to explore the formation of identity in all its varied aspects. This one day symposium at the University of Northampton will investigate the representation of identity constructions in relation to narrative form in YA narratives both past and present.

BEYOND THE BLOCKBUSTERS: THEMES AND TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:19am
SAMLA 89: High Art/Low Art Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2017

In the last two decades, Young Adult (YA) literature has become increasingly popular; both the YA fan base and YA publishing imprints have continued to grow at a time when many other subsets of book publishing are shrinking. Debates about whether YA literature qualifies as “High Art” or is always relegated beyond an arbitrary boundary to be “Low Art” are ongoing. Regardless of those debates, YA literature and its adaptations dominate popular culture.

BFS Journal 18

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:18am
The British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

BFS Journal 18

BFS Journal 18 is due out in October/November

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition: Page Number) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

(call for chapter proposals) Moving Stories: Emotion in, through, and around Texts for Children and Young Adults

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:26am
Ed. Karen Coats and Gretchen Papazian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Humors. Passions. Sentiments. Sensibilities. Feelings. Emotions. Affect. Are they natural, learned, culturally scripted? Are they embodied, biochemical, contagious? Are they personal, interpersonal, social? Are they rational or impulsive? Are they good or dangerous?  Can they be controlled? How are they framed similarly or differently in relation to identity categories (e.g. gender, age, race, class, nation)? How do textual forms function to generate them for readers?

 

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