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Critical Approaches to Youth Horror

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:21am
Kyle Brett and Ethan Robles/Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 17, 2019

Most of us remember what scared us as children: the bumps in the night, the dark alleys, and the monsters, ghouls, and ghosts brimmed with the potential to terrify. The thrill of dodging the terror that waited in the shadows fuels many horror fanatics to return to the theatres, bookstands, and now podcasts to relive youthful feelings of dread. It should be no surprise, then, that youth horror media is pervasive. From Goosebumps and the upcoming release of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? and the CBBC’s Creeped Out, there is an abundance of media that introduces children to the horror genre.

CFP: Epistemologies and Graphic Narratives: Making and Communicating Knowledge in Hybrid Forms

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:27pm
ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

The history of hybrid forms, defined as textual and visual products that combine and integrate multiple types of symbolic elements, extends back to ancient times. Our current category of graphic narrative, as constructed in the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, and Thierry Groenstein’s Système de la Bande Dessinée, participates in that history, gaining importance and traction in society and the academy in the current century. This workshop is intended to examine the history, function, and significance of graphic narratives, specifically in making and communicating various forms of knowledge—personal, scientific, historic, cultural, and textual—in a broader context of hybridity.

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Mythcon 50

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:36am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2019

Call For Papers: Mythcon 50,

San Diego, California,

August 2-5, 2019

 

Join us as The Mythopoeic Society celebrates the last of our three fiftieth anniversaries:

our 50th Annual Mythopoeic Conference!

 Looking Back, Moving Forward

 

Call for Chapters: The Illusion of Inclusion: Representations of Islam in Children’s Literature and Media (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 3:50pm
Amanda Anderson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call for Chapters: The Illusion of Inclusion: Representations of Islam in Children’s Literature and Media (Edited Collection)

Deadline for submission: May 15th

Dr. Amanda L. Anderson (Delaware State University) with Rukhsana Khan, acclaimed storyteller and children’s author

Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children

updated: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 5:20pm
Tharini Viswanath and Nithya Sivashankar/ MLA 2020 (Guaranteed session)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE ASSOCIATION SPONSORED SESSION, MLA 2020  

 

“Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children”

           

 January 9-12 at Seattle, Washington

 

Call for Chapters: Reclaiming the Tomboy: Posthumanism, Gender Representation, and Intersectionality

updated: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 8:50am
Dr. Jen Harrison / East Stroudsburg University; Dr. Holly Wells / East Stroudsburg University; Dr. Erica Joan Dymond / East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Call for Chapters: Reclaiming the Tomboy: Posthumanism, Gender Representation, and Intersectionality

 

Deadline for Submissions:                  July 31, 2019

Full name / Name of Organization:     Dr. Jen Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA

                                                            Dr. Holly Wells, East Stroudsburg University, USA

                                                            Dr. Erica Joan Dymond, East Stroudsburg University, USA

Contact email:                                     reclaimingthetomboy@gmail.com

 

Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Open call for papers

updated: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:58pm
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Open call for papers

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. We are looking for submissions from people who are primarily researching fantasy, but we are also interested in the related fields of horror, science fiction, folklore etc. Our contributors and readers have interests across many genres and in many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on.

We are keen to hear about contemporary works, but are also happy to receive submissions about works, creators or areas that have fallen by the wayside over the years.

Pippi to Ripley: Feminist & Fantastic Pop Culture Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:55am
Katharine Kittredge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

 

 

Pippi to Ripley

 

Feminist & Fantastic Pop Culture

 

Ithaca College, April 26-27, 2019

 

Keynote: Nnedi Okorafor

 

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Afrofuturist Author

(Marvel's Black Panther; Akata Witch; Binti; HBO series: Who Fears Death)

Affordable All-ages Academic Conference

 

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