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Drama, Theatre and Young People

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:20am
University of Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Drama, Theatre and Young People


A two-day symposium organised by CECILLE and CEAC

with the participation of Compagnie Théâtre du Prisme, Action Culture and RADAC

Lille University (Villeneuve d’Ascq), 2-3 February 2017


Scientific Committee: Constantin Bobas (CECILLE – Université de Lille), Claire Hélie (CECILLE – Université de Lille), Véronique Perruchon (CEAC – Université de Lille)


Thursday 2 February 2017: Symposium


Call for papers


Social Issues in Children's and YA Literature

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:20am
Children's Literature Graduate Organization, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

The CLGO of UNC Charlotte is hosting a colloquium on February 4th, 2017, exploring public and professional dialogues regarding social issues in the field of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. We welcome scholarly and creative original papers, readings, and presentations that examine the ways in which social issues operate within texts as well as how these topics are taught, interpreted, and adapted. As an interdisciplinary organization, we hope to include multiple approaches to these topics, from a wide variety of disciplines.

These topics might include, but are not limited to:

Call for Papers-[October-December, 2016 Issue]

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 9:59am
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for October-December, 2016 Issue of IJ-ELTS.  

Deeper than Swords: Fear and Loathing in Fantasy and Folklore

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:48pm
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 25, 2016

19th-20th January 2017

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

University of Edinburgh




“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford)

Dr Robert Maslen (University of Glasgow)


 **Deadline extended**

Extended Deadline 1/24 Rebecca Harding Davis and Louisa May Alcott at ALA 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 25-28, 2017 in Boston, MA.  For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at

Last pages, last shots

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 7:58pm
ERIBIA, Université de Caen Normandie, France
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 27, 2017

Call for papers: Last pages, last shots

13-14 October 2017, Université de Caen Normandie, France


This conference continues a sequence of international events exploring the question of closure  as well as the question of adaptation.[1] We would like to turn now to the adaptation of the last pages of a novel to the screen.

Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 12:17pm
Mythgard Institute by Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mythmoot combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention all into one. It develops studies in fields not considered primary in literary scholarship such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc., in a way that academics and enthusiasts will appreciate. 

Mythgard Institute from Signum University is turning Mythmoot IV into a secondary-world experience for academics, friends, and fans. Confirmed guest speakers are Dr. Verlyn Flieger and Dr. Mike Drout, with more special guests to be announced. Mythmoot IV will be held from June 1st to 4th, 2017, at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA. This year’s theme is…

Invoking Wonder

American Children’s Poetry and its Audiences

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:26am
Children's Literature Society of American Literature Associaiton
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Children’s Literature Society of the American Literature Association seeks abstracts for papers to be presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association in May 25-28, 2017 discussing any aspect of the audiences for children’s poetry. Poetry is the genre that has traditionally blurred the distinction between child and adult audiences. Many acclaimed poets for adults also write for young audiences, and young people perform poetry written for adult audiences, often responding to those poems by creating and performing poems of their own.

The William Dean Howells Society (ALA 2017)

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:35am
The William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 28th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in Boston, May 25-28, 2017. 


Panel 1: On the Neglected Works of William Dean Howells