From a lost silent film to Japanese animation, LMM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding life on the shelves and screens of each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908. The release of Netflix’s new adaptation, released internationally as Anne With An E, prompted a range of responses from generations who had grown up with the books and the iconic Kevin Sullivan/CBC mini-series from the 1980s. This new Anne was darker and edgier, her fragility rawer than before – but was she ‘our Anne-girl’?
Call for Chapter Proposals
Working Title: Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique
Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018
Proposal Decisions: December 22, 2018
South Atlantic Modern Association (SAMLA) Conference
Friday November 2 to Sunday November 4, 2018 in Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”
Session: Post-Family Studies
Presiding Officer: Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)
Calls for Proposals: The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Film
Edited by Noel Brown (Liverpool Hope University, UK)
- Abstracts (300–400 words): 31 July 2018
- First Drafts (8,000 to 10,000 words): 31 May 2019
I am seeking proposals for chapters for possible inclusion in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Children’s Film, under contract with Oxford University Press. Oxford Handbooks are intended to offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area, with essays giving critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Everything Old Is New Again:
Adapting the Classics in Contemporary Young Adult Novels
“An adaptation is not vampiric: it does not draw the life-blood from its source and leave it dying or dead, nor is it paler than the adapted work. It may, on the contrary, keep that prior work alive, giving it an afterlife it would never have had otherwise” (Linda Hutcheon, A Theory of Adaptation, 2006).
We are looking for one or two additional members to join a pre-constituted roundtable for the Inernation Girlhood Studies Association 2019 conference at Notre Dame University. Details are in the link below:
Our proposed topic is about cultural depictions of teen girls' sexuality and how films/TV series inflect it differently along lines of race, class, and sexual orientation. Also of concern are the reception of such representations/takeaway experiences that teen girls have with these media.
This prospective panel seeks papers for the International Girls Studies Association Conference, University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana, USA - 28 February - 2 March, 2019. Our panel explores girls’ online reading practices and narrative sites of participation, broadly defined. Reading online involves the consumption of texts but also the production of meaning as a real-time in-kind response, which may include comments, reviews, fan homages, and correctives.
Call For Papers: 2018 MAPACA Conference
Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
November 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2018.
Area: Children and Childhood Studies
Area co-chairs: Ryan Bunch, Rutgers University; Kacey Doran, Rutgers University
Due date for proposals: June 30, 2018
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.
More than Marvel: Representations of Norse Mythology in Contemporary Popular Culture
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
9-12 May 2019
Proposals due by 15 September 2018