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CFP: Children in Popular Culture

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
Red Feather Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

CFP:  Children in Popular Culture

Red Feather Journal (, an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal, seeks well-written, critical articles on children in popular culture for the Spring 2017 issue --deadline April 30, 2017.  Some suggested topics include: child or childhood imagery (film, television, digital media, art); children or childhood literature; the child in/and fan cultures or gaming cultures; children and social media; childhood geography or material culture; children and war; children as refugees; children and the changing political landscape; or any other aspect of the child in popular culture. 


Youth Literature and Media

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Youth Literature and Media

The Youth Literature and Media Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites papers for the 2017 MPCA/ACA conference in St. Louis, MO, October 18-22.

The Child: What Kind of Human? (MLA 2018)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:57pm
Lucia Hodgson, Texas A&M University and Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Proposed Special Session for the 2018 MLA Annual Convention in New York City, January 4-7

The Child: What Kind of Human?

Theories of child development and attendant norms of maturity are wielded to evaluate the humanity of beings whose humanness is not self-evident. The child becomes an intellectual and physical unit of measurement against which a host of others are judged: enslaved people, pets, primates, plants, robots, extra-terrestrials, avatars, animated characters, the incarcerated, inhabitants of the global South, the differently abled, and the elderly to name just a few.

Children's and YA Literature Cohort at M/MLA 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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; 

Bloomsbury Cultural History of Youth (500-1450)

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:02pm
Daniel T Kline
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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
5. Emotions
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.

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