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Between the Lines – Call for Papers

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:14pm
Between the Lines: Research and Original Works in Literature for Children and Youth
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

The editors of Between the Lines, an academic Hebrew journal dedicated to the study of children's and YA literature, invite submissions for its second volume. All venues of exploration are welcome: theoretical, comparative, interdisciplinary, new readings of canonical texts for children, etc.

Please note that while we welcome articles that explore children's and YA literature from all ages and cultures, we publish in Hebrew.   

All articles will be blind-refereed.

Between the Lines is published both in print and as e-journal. Contributors are encouraged to visit our first issue, at:

General Guidelines:

CFP Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area (6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
Michael Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017


Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic:

2017 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
27 and 28 October 2017
Proposals by 1 June 2017

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair

L.M. Montgomery and Reading

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:55pm
L.M. Montgomery Institute, UPEI
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017



CFP: L.M. Montgomery and Reading


The L.M. Montgomery Institute’s Thirteenth Biennial Conference


University of Prince Edward Island, 21-24 June 2018


  “I am simply a book drunkard. Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” –April 4, 1899 (from The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The P.E.I. years, 1899-1900)


64th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.

Ideology and Identity in Young Adult Literature: Connections to the Composition Classroom

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:04pm
Abigail G. Scheg and Tamara Girardi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

*Note: Our text, Ideology and Identity in Young Adult Literature: Connections to the Composition Classroom, is under contract with McFarland Press, and we are looking for a few more contributors to round out our collection. Therefore, the turnaround time for the chapter will be relatively quick.


The original call is below. Please also note that we have a sufficient amount of literature analyzing dystopian texts, so please avoid that genre. Additionally, each chapter should have a Practical Considerations for the Classroom section in which contributors might discuss specific assignment descriptions and/or other practical applications.

4H: History, Hamilton & Hip hop in High School

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:07pm
Jan Susina/ Eng. Dept., ISU for 2018 MLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

CFP for 2018 MLA

4H: History, Hamilton, & Hip hop in High School

2018 MLA Conference, New York City, January 4-7, 2018

Session sponsored by MLA’s Children & Young Adult Literature Forum

Popular Mediations of Science – Critical Perspectives on Science and its Contexts

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Open Cultural Studies / De Gruyter Open
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Editors: Dr Maureen Burns & Dr Adam Dodd (The University of Queensland)

 This issue provides a collection of critical cultural perspectives on popularising science. Many cultural studies scholars use science studies, science and technology studies and feminist science studies in our work. This issue offers critical cultural studies, communication and media studies perspectives specifically on the dissemination of science. Instead of exploring the ways that science is communicated to the general public, this issue will explore how mediation is intrinsic to the core practices of science, and the ways in which popular genres feed back into scientific institutions and disciplines.  

Queer Futurities in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
MLA 2018 - Sponsored by the Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Although we have recently seen the implementation of institutional changes that have altered the legal and socioeconomic status of queer people in the United States (i.e. United States v. Windsor in 2013 and Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015), queer individuals continue to encounter discrimination, violence, and death based on their gender and/or sexual orientation. The stark rise in murders of trans people of color and the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting are just a few of the events that have disrupted the misguided sense of utopia instilled by institutional change, and have brought into question whether it is possible for queerness to link to notions of futurity.