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Call for Bookbird Issue 57.2 (Apr 2019)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
Petros Panaou
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Open-themed Issue

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 ( and Janelle Mathis ( by October 1, 2018. For further information, please visit the Bookbird website at

Call for Bookbird Issue 57.1 (Jan 2019)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
Petros Panaou
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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.

Wizard of Oz Panel for SCMS

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:45am
Ryan Bunch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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 ( by August 15.

Kindred Spirits: Reflections on our relationship with Anne of Green Gables

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:18pm
Jess Carniel and Nike Sulway/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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’?

Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:47am
Victor Malo-Juvera & Crag Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Chapter Proposals

Working Title: Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique



Victor Malo-Juvera, University of North Carolina Wilmington,

Crag Hill, University of Oklahoma,

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018

Proposal Decisions: December 22, 2018


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Post-Family Studies'

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:51am
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Post-Family Studies
Presiding Officer: Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (

Panel description:

Call for Proposals - The Oxford Handbook of Children's Film

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:51am
Noel Brown (Liverpool Hope University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Calls for Proposals: The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Film

Edited by Noel Brown (Liverpool Hope University, UK)


  • Abstracts (300–400 words): 31 July 2018
  • First Drafts (8,000 to 10,000 words): 31 May 2019

I am seeking proposals for chapters for possible inclusion in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Children’s Film, under contract with Oxford University Press. Oxford Handbooks are intended to offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area, with essays giving critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research.

DEADLINE COMING SOON: Everything Old Is New Again: Adapting the Classics in Contemporary Young Adult Novels

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:33am
Drs. Dana Lawrence and Amy L. Montz
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018



Everything Old Is New Again:

Adapting the Classics in Contemporary Young Adult Novels

“An adaptation is not vampiric: it does not draw the life-blood from its source and leave it dying or dead, nor is it paler than the adapted work. It may, on the contrary, keep that prior work alive, giving it an afterlife it would never have had otherwise” (Linda Hutcheon, A Theory of Adaptation, 2006).

IGSA Conference -- Girlhood and Sexuality Roundtable

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:01am
James M. Elrod/ University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

We are looking for one or two additional members to join a pre-constituted roundtable for the Inernation Girlhood Studies Association 2019 conference at Notre Dame University. Details are in the link below:

Our proposed topic is about cultural depictions of teen girls' sexuality and how films/TV series inflect it differently along lines of race, class, and sexual orientation. Also of concern are the reception of such representations/takeaway experiences that teen girls have with these media.