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CFP: [Children] Canons of Childrenâs Literature

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 4:25pm
Hannah Emery

Call for Proposals: Canons of Children’s Literature
15 May 2008, University of California, Berkeley

Keynote Speaker: Paula Fass, author of Children of a New World: Society,
Culture, and Globalization

The University of California, Berkeley Children’s Literature Working Group
invites papers on the theme of canons of children’s literature for its
conference to be held on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday, 15 March 2008.

CFP: [Children] Myth and Fairy Tale

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 3:10pm
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

UPDATE: [Children] International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Monday, October 8, 2007 - 10:17pm
Graham J. Murphy

The 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Delightful Horror and the Sense of Wonder:
Appreciating the Sublime in the Fantastic

[Feel free to distribute this updated Call for Papers]


Monday, October 8, 2007 - 12:19pm

Editor:Osayimwense Osa
Associate Editors:Betsie van der Westhuizen, North West University, South
                         Chikoko Muponder, University of the
Witwatersrand, South Africa
The Journal African Children’s & Youth Literature invites contributions
from Children’s and Youth Literature theorists, practitioners, scholars
and graduate students.
Please email papers to the editor, Osayimwense Osa, at
Send a copy to the editor using the following address:

CFP: [Children] Special journal issue on didacticism in 18th-century children's literature

Monday, September 24, 2007 - 11:47pm
Adrianne Wadewitz

The Lion and the Unicorn, a journal committed to a broad investigation
of children's literature, is inviting submissions for a special issue
devoted to the varieties of the didactic in the long eighteenth
century. Didacticism, often considered the dominant literary form of
much European and American eighteenth-century children's literature,
has been undertheorized. Possible topics might include:

What was the relationship between eighteenth-century pedagogy and didacticism?

How did children and adults read didactic texts as quintessentially
eighteenth-century readers?

CFP: [Children] Harry Potter SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/07; 13-16/08)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 12:32pm
C. Jason Smith

Call for Papers: Harry Potter: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX

The 2008 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
29th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque,
NM, February 13-16, 2008.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to
invite paper and panel proposals on any aspect of the Harry Potter
franchise. These could include, but are not limited to, the following:

• The interrelation between the books and film
• Author-fan dynamics
• Author-critic dynamics
• fandom
• sex and gender
• race
• religion

UPDATE: [Children] Critical Perspectives on YA Literature, Culture, and Blood

Monday, September 17, 2007 - 2:51am
Jennifer Miskec

CFP: Critical Perspectives on YA Literature, Culture, and Blood
Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2007

At the intersection of a number of YA texts is blood. Naturally or supernaturally, self-inflicted
or due to trauma, literally and metaphorically, teen blood is shed in a variety of ways and for a
variety of purposes in stories written for a teen audience. We are seeking articles for a proposed
collection that connect with their consideration of teen blood in YA literature and culture. We
are especially interested in critical examinations of contemporary YA texts and genres that have
yet to receive much critical attention.

CFP: [Children] 39th ANNUAL College English Association National Conference March 27-29, 200

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 1:33pm
Jeraldine Kraver

Call for Papers for the 39th ANNUAL College English Association National
Conference March 27-29, 2008 St. Louis, Missouri

Conference Theme: PASSAGES
Special Topic: Literature for Children and Young Adults
Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2007
Special Topic Contact Person: Jeri Kraver, University of Northern
Colorado (
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