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Children and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:25pm
Global Studies of Childhood
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

CFP: Global Studies of Childhood

Special Issue: Children and Popular Culture

 

Guest Editor: Patrick Cox, Rutgers University

  

Adapting the Canon for Millenial Viewers--SAMLA 89

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:10pm
Amber P. Hodge, University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Although popular culture has gained significant traction as a subject worthy of intellectual consideration over the last decade, a divide between popular and canonical persists. The academy may have instituted a boundary distinguishing high culture from low, but film and television regularly crosses these fabricated borders as popular media evokes the canon. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) to Penny Dreadful (2014–2016), the most successful narratives among millennial viewers (roughly, those born 1982–2004) share a common theme, the incorporation of texts considered canonical into popular storylines.

CFP: Sensing Poverty: Visions of Vulnerable Children for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:41pm
Kirsten Clemens, Appalachian State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

All papers considering representations of impoverished children within fiction or film will be considered for this panel. Topics relating to the conference theme of sight, visuality, visibility, and ways of seeing are especially encouraged.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Post-Family Studies for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:41pm
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

We are interested in papers that rethink the family in new ways, or explore new familial, para-familial, or post-familial structures, possibly by denaturalizing, deconstructing, de-idealizing, or reconceiving the family. Proposals that explore new, transformational, or transnormative “families,” or post-familial or post-kinship family-like relations in literature, film, or culture are welcome.

CFP: Disney and Its World for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, spatial or historical analysis, feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged.

PAMLA Children's Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The session is focused on the themes of visibility, visuality, and ways of seeing, and we are also interested in receiving submissions addressing other aspects of children's literature (including forms such as folktales, fables, fairytales, and nursery rhymes; conduct books, spelling books, school books). Please feel free to share the general call for papers with anyone who might have a paper to contribute: Paper proposals must be made via the online system found here: 

http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas 

[Update] CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking: September 29, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:49pm
East Georgia State College: Critical Thinking Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking:
"'A Single Rain': Using Biomimicry to Think and to Solve"

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30am - 4:00pm

At East Georgia State College, the promotion of critical thinking is an important component of the curriculum, and this conference is organized to allow educators, students, and independent scholars to share both research and practical applications of critical thinking in the classroom.

NeMLA Seelenlandschaften (Soul Landscapes) in German Children and Youth Novels

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:50pm
NeMLA (49th North East Modern Language Association) Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Landscapes are a vital element in some of the most well-known German children and youth novels of the late 20th and early 21st century, e.g. Die Unendliche Geschichte(Never Ending Story) by Michael Ende, Tintenherz-Trilogie by Cornelia Funke, Die Mitte der Welt by Andreas Steinhöfel, or Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf. Some of those landscapes are fictional worlds inside the fiction (Ende’s Phantasia or Funke’s Ink World), others are real and yet not realistic (e.g.

REMINDER: Call for Chapters: Representations of Children and Youth in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:42am
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA & Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

We are currently seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume that interrogates the representations of children and young people’s agency in popular culture.  When considering children and youth, acts of agency are inseparable from the heightened structures they are forced to work within and around.

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