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Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Open call for papers

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:02pm
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Call for papers: General Issue (to be published in Spring 2020) 

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. For the next general issue, we are looking for submissions from people who are researching primarily fantasy, but we are also interested in the related fields of horror, science fiction, folklore, mythology etc. Our contributors and readers have interests across many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on. 

We are keen to hear about contemporary works, but are also happy to receive submissions about works, creators or areas that have fallen by the wayside over the years. 

Call for Papers: Children’s and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2020

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:44pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Children’s and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Children’s and Adolescent Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at

While we welcome essays pertaining to any area of Children’s and Adolescent Literature, we are particularly interested in explorations of “tides” in literature and culture, including rhetorical studies, books, films, digital texts, and other media.

Call for Papers: Let's Talk About Sex in YA

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:05pm
Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020


11th-12th September 2020

Centre for Research in Children’s Literature

Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Keynote addresses: Professor Kimberley Reynolds and Dr Lydia Kokkola

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows (Deadline Extended!)

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:27am
Leslie Salas / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows


“The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”
- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner


The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated kids’ cartoons on TV. For many contemporary kids’ shows, however, this trope appears less pronounced. These shows often showcase masculine parental figures as kind, emotionally intelligent, and nurturing to children, normalizing childrearing is more than just "women's work."

EXTENDED Call for Papers: Myth and Fairy Tales at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) 2020

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 11:42am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Myth and Fairy Tales

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline : November 20, 2019


“Over the Horizon: Comparative Perspectives on Literature” International Conference

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

As Sarah Lawall stated in her essay, the world-literature perspective is not one, but multiple. By looking at literature comparatively, we can enrich our understanding of the historical and cultural context of the literary works, to look over the horizon of our own tradition and to see how cultures interact.The conference will consider the theory and the practice of comparative literature and will discuss the transformations and travels of literary genres and texts across time and space. It will explore the connections of literature with history, philosophy, politics, and literary theory, and study the intersections of literature with other cultural forms such as film, visual arts, music and media.Topics may include, but are not limited to:

International Conference on Children's Studies

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Childhood is a crucial stage in the formation of personality, value orientations, self-image and ideas about the world. However, the subject of childhood has become the target of research relatively recently. A wide range of problems and an interdisciplinary approach to this phenomenon have extended the boundaries of the academic and professional research interests. Nowadays, the study of children and childhood is an integral part of the humanities and social sciences. We invite psychologists, educators, sociologists, anthropologists, cultural and literary scholars, historians, art experts, lawyers, linguists and specialists in other fields to participate in the conference.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Updated CfP: Children's Literature and Climate Change

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:13am
Lara Saguisag, CUNY-College of Staten Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS (updated May 2020)


Children’s Literature and Climate Change

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn


Guest Editors:

Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York


Russia and Occultism (Extended Deadline)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

How does representation of the occult differ across time, such as in pre- and post-Soviet works? How are ghosts, alternative science, paganism, and the supernatural associated with themes and concepts in new Russian texts or new approaches to older works? Potential topics include but are not limited to the intersection of occultism with fantasy, science fiction, visual arts, politics, espionage, or satire.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at