We are interested in papers that rethink the family in new ways, or explore new familial, para-familial, or post-familial structures, possibly by denaturalizing, deconstructing, de-idealizing, or reconceiving the family. Proposals that explore new, transformational, or transnormative “families,” or post-familial or post-kinship family-like relations in literature, film, or culture are welcome.
From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, spatial or historical analysis, feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged.
The session is focused on the themes of visibility, visuality, and ways of seeing, and we are also interested in receiving submissions addressing other aspects of children's literature (including forms such as folktales, fables, fairytales, and nursery rhymes; conduct books, spelling books, school books). Please feel free to share the general call for papers with anyone who might have a paper to contribute: Paper proposals must be made via the online system found here:
CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking:
"'A Single Rain': Using Biomimicry to Think and to Solve"
Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30am - 4:00pm
At East Georgia State College, the promotion of critical thinking is an important component of the curriculum, and this conference is organized to allow educators, students, and independent scholars to share both research and practical applications of critical thinking in the classroom.
Landscapes are a vital element in some of the most well-known German children and youth novels of the late 20th and early 21st century, e.g. Die Unendliche Geschichte(Never Ending Story) by Michael Ende, Tintenherz-Trilogie by Cornelia Funke, Die Mitte der Welt by Andreas Steinhöfel, or Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf. Some of those landscapes are fictional worlds inside the fiction (Ende’s Phantasia or Funke’s Ink World), others are real and yet not realistic (e.g.
2017-2018 Academic Year
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: Deadline Extended to 7/24/17
We are currently seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume that interrogates the representations of children and young people’s agency in popular culture. When considering children and youth, acts of agency are inseparable from the heightened structures they are forced to work within and around.
Translating and Transmediating Children’s Literatures and Cultures
CFP for special journal issue of Bookbird
The Young Adult Literature session invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to the vibrant field of YA literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of YA literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" are especially welcome.
Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.
This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.