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Children and Childhood Studies Area, MAPACA 2017

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:12am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

Call for Chapters: Posthuman Pooh: Edward Bear after 100 Years

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:26am
Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

I am currently seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume celebrating the centenary in 2026 of A. A. Milne’s The World of Pooh.  As classics from the “golden age” of children’s literature, Milne’s Pooh stories have received considerable attention from critics and fans over the years; however, less critical attention has been devoted to the continuing relevance of the Pooh phenomenon in contemporary children’s culture.  As recent critics have discussed, the Pooh stories are complex and multifaceted, written in many different modes and employing a vast array of different narrative styles and techniques; they have also undergone transformation and adaptation into a plethora of related cultural artefacts. 

Sensing Poverty: Visions of Vulnerable Children @PAMLA 2017

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:20pm
cfppanel@gmail.com
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sensing Poverty: Visions of Vulnerable Children

All papers considering representations of impoverished children within fiction or film

will be considered for this panel. Topics relating to the conference theme of sight, visuality, visibility,

and ways of seeing are especially encouraged.

 

Representations of poverty and childhood within novels, comics, or films will be the subject of this

proposed panel. Topics relating to the conference theme of sight, visuality, visibility, and ways of seeing

are especially encouraged. Proposed papers may consider the experience of poverty (hunger, disease,

violence) for children; the use of language to create imagery and inspire empathy; interconnections with

Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:22pm
Political Implications of Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Portal Fantasies offer a unique way to comment on the current political situation, in their capacity as invented worlds with a permeable link to our own. The portal can act as a funhouse mirror, reflecting our own world back to us in grotesque and illuminating ways, or it can offer stark contrasts to our own world which often take the form of escapist, superior alternatives. This session, a direct thematic response to the NeMLA 2018 conference theme of "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds," invites papers that explore how authors have used the portal fantasy to comment on the politics of our world in various ways.

call for paper of an edited book- Myriad shades of Motherhood

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:23pm
Dr. Nazia Hasan/ Aliagrh Muslim University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Research papers are invited for an edited book on

THE MYRIAD SHADES OF MOTHERHOOD: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND LITERARY INTERPRETATIONS

 

Children and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:25pm
Global Studies of Childhood
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

CFP: Global Studies of Childhood

Special Issue: Children and Popular Culture

 

Guest Editor: Patrick Cox, Rutgers University

  

Adapting the Canon for Millenial Viewers--SAMLA 89

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:10pm
Amber P. Hodge, University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Although popular culture has gained significant traction as a subject worthy of intellectual consideration over the last decade, a divide between popular and canonical persists. The academy may have instituted a boundary distinguishing high culture from low, but film and television regularly crosses these fabricated borders as popular media evokes the canon. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) to Penny Dreadful (2014–2016), the most successful narratives among millennial viewers (roughly, those born 1982–2004) share a common theme, the incorporation of texts considered canonical into popular storylines.

CFP: Sensing Poverty: Visions of Vulnerable Children for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:41pm
Kirsten Clemens, Appalachian State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

All papers considering representations of impoverished children within fiction or film will be considered for this panel. Topics relating to the conference theme of sight, visuality, visibility, and ways of seeing are especially encouraged.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Post-Family Studies for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:41pm
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

We are interested in papers that rethink the family in new ways, or explore new familial, para-familial, or post-familial structures, possibly by denaturalizing, deconstructing, de-idealizing, or reconceiving the family. Proposals that explore new, transformational, or transnormative “families,” or post-familial or post-kinship family-like relations in literature, film, or culture are welcome.

CFP: Disney and Its World for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, spatial or historical analysis, feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged.

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