Children's and YA Literature at Midwest Modern Language Association 2017
November 9-12 in Cincinnati, OH
In recognition of this year’s conference theme, “Artists and Activists,” we welcome papers that explore issues in children’s and young adult literature broadly, but especially invite those that explore the ways that writers of literature for young people have addressed issues of politics, advocacy, and social justice. In our conversations, we hope to think about the place of literature and activism in the lives of young people.
Topics could include, but are by no means limited to:
· The role of the child in society;
· satire as social commentary;
I am inviting one- to two-page proposals for essays in the medieval volume (500-1450) in the forthcoming Bloomsbury series, A Cultural History of Youth. Scheduled for publication in 2021, the six volume series covers youth from antiquity to the contemporary period, and each volume will have a parallel set of chapters:
1. Concepts of Youth
2. Spaces and Places
3. Education and Work
4. Leisure and Play
6. Gender, Sexuality and the Body
7. Belief and Ideology
8. Authority and Agency
9. War and Conflict
10. Towards a Global History
Only chapters 6 and 7 are spoken for presently.
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: http://shaanan.ac.il/?page_id=24075
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
TENTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA
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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
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)
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.
*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.
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