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UPDATE-- Deadline Extended for Girls' Literature Panel, IGSA

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:14am
International Girls Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

This prospective panel seeks papers for the International Girls Studies Association Conference, University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
 - 28 February - 2 March, 2019. Our panel explores girls’ online reading practices and narrative sites of participation, broadly defined. Reading online involves the consumption of texts but also the production of meaning as a real-time in-kind response, which may include comments, reviews, fan homages, and correctives.

2018 MAPACA Conference

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:11am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Call For Papers:  2018 MAPACA Conference

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

November 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2018.


Area: Children and Childhood Studies

Area co-chairs: Ryan Bunch, Rutgers University; Kacey Doran, Rutgers University

Due date for proposals: June 30, 2018

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline including the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

More than Marvel: Representations of Norse Mythology in Contemporary Popular Culture (ICoMS Kalamazoo 2019)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:36am
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

More than Marvel: Representations of Norse Mythology in Contemporary Popular Culture

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

9-12 May 2019

Proposals due by 15 September 2018


Mythopoeic Children's and Young Adult Literature

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:46am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019


Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Children’s and Young Adult Literature


Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2019

Guest Edited by Donna R. White

** Draft Deadline: March 30, 2019 ** Final paper deadline: June 30, 2019


REMINDER: Fairy Tales Area at PCA in Washington, DC, April 17-20, 2019 (submission deadline: 10/1/18)

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:30pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.

Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Deconstruction and the Child Children’s literature: anthropomorphism: animality: posthumanism

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 9:48am
Oxford Literary Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Oxford Literary Review  41.2 (December 2019)  

Deconstruction and the Child

Children’s literature: anthropomorphism: animality: posthumanism. (Timothy Clark and Jennifer Ford)

“The category of “childhood”—as well as the related notions of “children” and “child”— requires a rethinking …” (Spyros Spyrou, Childhood (2017)).

BFS Journal 19

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:16am
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition: Page Number) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

All contributors are sent a complimentary copy of the print version and the electronic version.

Call for chapter Proposals: To Prove a Villain: On the Performativity of “Evil” Characters in Anglophone Literature (deadlines approaching only two days left)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 1:47pm
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;
I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.
I can add colours to the chameleon,

Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:26am
Dr Michelle Smith and Dr Kristine Moruzi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction