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Illustrating Activism

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:04pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

#MMLA17 Illustrated Texts: Illustrating Activism
Permanent Session CFP, Christopher Martiniano, Chair

Young Adult Literature:A Critical Study

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Dr Sunita Sinha
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Young adult (YA) literature is an evolving genre, with consistent changes occurring in
the structure and mode of reading. Along with structural changes, young adult literature
pushes controversial boundaries. The aim of this book is to offer  a literature review
that gathers the definition, trends, controversies and benefits of the YA genre.
The anthology would examine new current trends  in YA Fiction like realistic fiction,
romance/sexuality, dystopian fiction, and mixed genre fiction.

REMINDER Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Journal (NCGS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

REMINDER Call for Contributors – Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Special Issue, Summer 2017

Guest Edited by Dr Alice Crossley, University of Lincoln


Classics & Children's Literature Working Group: A Call for Participants

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:16pm
Pegasus: The Reception of Greek & Roman Antiquity in Children's & YA Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Are you interested in writing an article or essay about any aspect of the reception of Greek and Roman antiquity in children’s literature, sharing your ideas, learning about other people’s work, and giving and receiving suggestions as you write?

Members of the Pegasus working group will exchange ideas and drafts electronically between June 2017 and April 2018, and each participant’s piece will ultimately be posted and archived on the Pegasus website (

The Second International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
Pazoheshgaran Andishmand Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages and dialects in English, Arabic or Persian. Such an approach suggests that a study is no longer limited within a certain field; knowledge from different fields cultivates diversity in a study. Recognizing this trend, the conference organizing committee aims to provide a platform for researchers and scholars from various fields to exchange ideas.

Date: 1-2 February, 2018

The Orality behind Children's Literature

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

A panel on children’s and young adult literature is seeking original papers relating to the subject of the oral tradition and its impact on contemporary children’s or YA lit. Oral influences on any form of media for young people may be explored, including interactions and productions created by adult storytellers and participating child listeners. The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 2017 conference will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Washington: October 12-14, 2017. Abstracts of 250 words or less should be sent to<>.

Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:28pm
Midwest Modern Language Association, "Women in Literature" Permanent Session
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”


Thinking about this year’s MMLA theme, “Art and Activism,” led us to consider the ways in which women’s art and women’s activism have been “locked down.” Sometimes women’s art and women’s activism locks itself down; after all, Audre Lorde once proclaimed at an MLA conference, “What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable.” How, then, do we escape the lockdown? How do we empower even as we resist?


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. 


Mythcon 48: All That Is Gold, 29-31 July 2018

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:43pm
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Mythopoeic Society is launching into a series of 50th anniversaries—of the founding of the Society in 2017, of the conception and launch of our scholarly journal Mythlore in 2018, and of our first society conference in 2019. For the fiftieth anniversary of our Society, we would like to see papers and panels relating to gold, and to celebrate the work of our Guests of Honor, to the gold that can be found through library and archival research. As always, papers on any topic relating to J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and mythopoeic fantasy in general, not just our theme, are welcome as well.


Gold in fantasy: