In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.
CFP: Quaring Childhood
south: a scholarly journal invites submissions for “Quaring Childhood,” a special issue guest edited by Katherine Henninger, to be published in Spring 2019. This issue brings several fields that have developed substantially in the past two decades—childhood studies, critical race studies, queer theory, and new southern studies—into dialogue.
Size Does Matter: Plus-Sized Heroines in Young Adult Fiction
Special issue on children’s literature originally published in a language other than English
Academic Articles, ca. 4000 words
Bookbird is inviting submissions in all categories (academic articles; letters; postcards; children and their books; authors and their books). Full papers should be submitted to the editors, Petros Panaou (email@example.com) and Janelle Mathis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 1, 2018. For further information, please visit the Bookbird website at http://www.ibby.org/bookbird.
Negotiating Agency, Voice and Identity through Literature
Bookbird seeks contributions for a themed issue on agency, voice and identity. In a fast-changing world, where power is becoming more and more oppressive and undemocratic, agency, voice and identity are the very life elements that can sustain us. Our sense of agency—our ability to assert our identity, exert our voice and make a difference in the world—is closely related to our drive to live, act and hope. Citizens who contribute to, and receive from, their local and global communities, strive to have a voice in issues that matter and to be part of decision-making processes that are of importance. Such empowerment comes from developing a strong sense of identity.
2019 will be the 80th Anniversary of MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, and SCMS will be meeting in Seattle—the Emerald City!
I would like to propose a panel on The Wizard of Oz. I am open to receiving proposals on the 1939 film, other film adaptations of Oz, or the presence of Oz in American and global culture.
Please email paper proposals, including a title, abstract (200-300 words), and a short bio to Ryan Bunch (email@example.com) by August 15.
From a lost silent film to Japanese animation, LMM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding life on the shelves and screens of each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908. The release of Netflix’s new adaptation, released internationally as Anne With An E, prompted a range of responses from generations who had grown up with the books and the iconic Kevin Sullivan/CBC mini-series from the 1980s. This new Anne was darker and edgier, her fragility rawer than before – but was she ‘our Anne-girl’?
Call for Chapter Proposals
Working Title: Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique
Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018
Proposal Decisions: December 22, 2018
South Atlantic Modern Association (SAMLA) Conference
Friday November 2 to Sunday November 4, 2018 in Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.