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MLA 2021 CFP: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Young Audiences (Deadline: 03/10/20)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:17am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Comics and Graphic Narratives for Young Audiences

This panel explores intersections between children’s literature and comics (including manga and graphic novels). All periods and nations welcome.

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum.

CFP - General Call, *Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures*

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:47pm
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: *Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures*

Published by the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) at the University of Winnipeg, *Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures* is a scholar-led, interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal whose mandate is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people.

Our scope is international; while we have a special interest in Canada, we welcome submissions concerning all areas and cultures. The focus of the journal is on the cultural functions and representations of “the child.” This can include, but is not limited to:

Theorizing the Child for the Twenty-First Century

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:39pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Theorizing the Child for the Twenty-First Century

Call for Papers for MLA 2021


Panel Proposal for MLA 2021, Toronto: The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:29pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

This panel seeks papers that examine the representation of the ethnic Other in literatures of rival nations or ethnic groups in twentieth and twenty-first century children’s and young adult fiction from around the world. How is the ethnic Other presented to young readers, and how are children initiated into certain cultural, political, national, or historical ideologies of the rival nation? 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 6:54pm
Mythlore, a journal of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 25, 2020

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2020:

Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls


Proposal deadline March 25, Draft deadline June 25, Final paper deadline August 25



Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.

Harry Potter Special Issue--Extended Deadline

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:57pm
Jane Elizabeth Dougherty/Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures/Southern Illinois University Carbondale
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

We are starting a national peer-reviewed undergraduate and graduate student journal, The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures.  Our first issue is a special issue on Harry Potter and we are accepting academic essays and creative non-fiction submissions.

Submissions opened on February 1st and will be open until June 1st (extended deadline due to COVID19).    Submission is free. 

Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.  

Katherine Mansfield and Children

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:26pm
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020


(volume 13 of Katherine Mansfield Studies book series published by Edinburgh UP)



Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK


Todd Martin, Huntington University, USA


Horrifying Children Conference - TV, Literature and Popular Culture

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:13pm
Robert Edgar, John Marland and Lauren Stephenson: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a symposium at the York Centre for Writing, York St John University. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND THE CFP EXTENDED. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A NEW CONFERENCE DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The daytime Horrifying Symposium event is free to attend (lunch is provided). There will be a ticketed event in the evening with very special guests, Scarred for Life.

Our symposium is intended to span academic and popular responses and we would welcome contributions from academics, practitioners, broadcasters, writers and fans. Proposals can be for critical papers and other mixed-mode presentations and submissions that blur the boundaries.

Refractions/Reflections: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:06pm
Victorians Institute Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Please join us in Charlotte, NC October 23-24 2020 for the 49th annual Victorians Institute Conference. This conference seeks essays that explore how Victorians saw their world, how they depicted what they saw, and the ways that modern scholars, in turn, see the Victorians. Papers or panels on poetry, prose, nonfiction, biography, digital humanities, or visual art are welcome, as are presentations on the pedagogy and ethics of teaching Victorian literature in 2020.

For a full CFP, see