The Children’s Literature Society of the American Literature Association seeks abstracts for papers to be presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association in May 25-28, 2017 discussing any aspect of the audiences for children’s poetry. Poetry is the genre that has traditionally blurred the distinction between child and adult audiences. Many acclaimed poets for adults also write for young audiences, and young people perform poetry written for adult audiences, often responding to those poems by creating and performing poems of their own.
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 28th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in Boston, May 25-28, 2017.
Panel 1: On the Neglected Works of William Dean Howells
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to join us on February 24-25, 2017, for our fourth ‘Popular Culture and the Deep Past’ extravaganza at The Ohio State University, devoted this year to the theme of Harry Potter on the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's first Potter novel.
As observed, in today’s setting, television is considered the main source of entertainment especially to children. In a world where time needs to be used productively, a parent must observe time efficiency to still guide the children in all their aspects of life. This paper aims to measure the extent of parental monitoring given by parents while their children watch television and the perceived effects on children’s behavior. In this light, to determine the said aspects, the researchers have made a questionnaire for the parents to find out the frequency, parenting style and the perceived behavior of the children in terms of action and language used.
Call for Proposals, MISTI-Con 2017
Deadline for submissions: 11/30/2016
Date by which proposers shall be notified: 12/31/2016
Convention dates: 5/18-5/22/2017
Proposals should include a title, 300-500 word abstract, a 50-100 word summary, and a biography of 100 words or fewer, contact information, and the proposer’s academic or other affiliation, if any; the submission form contains requests for needs such as audio-visual equipment. Further details and more information on programming at http://www.misti-con.org/prog2017.html
Pippi to Ripley 4:Sex and Gender in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Comics
Ithaca College, April 21-22, 2017
Keynote: SAMMUS performs her acclaimed nerdcore hip-hop and talks about race, geekdom, and feminism.
Special guest: Breakout YA author LJ Alonge
Pippi to Ripley 4 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in imaginative fiction. We invite papers devoted to fictional characters in all media, including: comics, films, television, and video games as well as in folklore, mythology, and children's and young adult literature. This year’s conference includes a special focus on:
Fan Intersectionality: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fan Communities
19th-20th January 2017
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
University of Edinburgh
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
Professor Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford)
Dr Robert Maslen (University of Glasgow)
**Please note the change of dates**
Didactics and the Modern Robinsonadefor Young Adults – Edited Collection
The literary and historical influence of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe on the Western literary canon cannot be overstated. Its publication heralded the arrival of the novel form and engendered greater public interest in reading literature in the eighteenth century. It was Rousseau who said of Robinson Crusoe that it is “the one book that teaches all that books can teach”. Indeed, in his treatise Emilius and Sophia: or, A New System of Education, Rousseau advocated for the use of Defoe’s novel as an instructional tool for the education of young minds, wanting Emilius to read only Defoe during his formative years.
Extended Call for Papers
Myths and Fairy Tales
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Extended Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2016