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CFP: [Children] JCL (Children's Literature Association of India - Journal July 2008 Issue; 30 March 2008

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 1:37pm
Anto Thomas Chakramakkil

July 2008 Issue of the Biannual Journal of the Children's Literature
focuses on studies in Asian Children's Literature. We welcome articles
(in English)on Asian children's literature of any category.
1. Articles from the scholars residing in Asian countries on their
respective children's literature.
2. Anyone interested in the subject can focus on the writings of authors
of Asian origin that write residing outside Asia, for example, Asian-
American literature .
They can be submitted as email word attachment file to
on or before 30 March 2008. Articles for consideration shoulf conform to
MLA Handbook style. While submitting articles use double space throughout

CFP: [Children] POLITICS & POLEMICS - CLAI Conference (India) 10-12 Jan 2008; 30 Nov. 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - 12:34am
Anto Thomas Chakramakkil

POLITICS & POLEMICS - 2nd Annual International Conference of the
Children's Literature Association of India.
Venue & host: St.Aloysius College, Mangalore, Karnataka, Southern India.
Date: January 10th to 12th 2008.
Last date for paper proposals: Nov.30th 2007.
Send Panel proposals or paper abstracts (250-500 words) by email to
Information regarding conference fee & accommodation will be posted in by 30 Sept. 2007.

CFP: Teen Wizards Collection (8/30/07; collection)

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 9:50pm
Jes Battis

"A Dragon Wrecked My Prom: Teen Wizards and High School"

'The Dead rose--we should at least have an assembly.'
- Xander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

High School is difficult enough to negotiate without having to save the
world, but, as a whole genre of teen fiction has explored, teens seem able
to do both. Shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the novels of Diane Duane,
Tanya Huff, and Mercedes Lackey, as well as numerous comics, graphic novels,
and cartoons, all present audiences with teens who wield extraordinary
powers while battling the everyday demons of adolescence.

CFP: Children and Childhood Studies Section (6/15/07; MAPACA, 11/2/07-11/4/07)

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 9:16pm
Vibiana Bowman

*Call for Papers for Children and Childhood Studies Section *

Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

18th Annual Conference -- November 2-4, 2007

Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia


Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) research focuses on the societal,
cultural, and political forces, which shape the lives of children and
the concept of childhood. CCS draws from the behavioral and social
sciences as well as the arts. Papers in this area examine the impact
of popular culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of
children and young adults as influencers and creators of that popular

CFP: The Picture Book (10/15/07; journal issue)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:55pm
Anastasia M Ulanowicz

The "Picture Book" special issue of ImageTexT is accepting paper
submissions that address the history, form, narrative strategies, and
cultural uses of the picture book. Submitted essays should work toward
furthering ImageTexT's ongoing investigation of the material,
historical, theoretical, and cultural implications of visual textuality.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Harry Potter (5/21/07; MPCA/MACA, 10/12/07-10/14/07)

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:04pm
Kathleen Turner

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American
Culture Association is extending the proposal deadline for its upcoming
conference. I have already received many wonderful submissions, but need
more to even out some panels. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2007 at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Kansas
City-City Center, Kansas City, MO.

CFP: Young Adult Literature and Blood (11/1/07; collection)

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:23pm
Jennifer Miskec

CFP - Essay Collection: Critical Perspectives on YA Literature, Culture, and

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.

UPDATE: Harry Potter Phenomenon (6/1/07; MAPACA, 11/2/07-11/4/07)

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 8:59pm

Update, Proposals, papers sought for Harry Potter Phenomenon at Mid Atlantic
Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association Nov 2-4, Philadelphia, PA by June 1
Send to _RCu8598882_at_aol.com_ ( or Richard Currie,
College of Staten Island, New York 103014

CFP: Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults (4/20/07; 10/4/07-10/7/07)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:49pm
Carrie Hintz

Call for Papers: Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults

I am seeking abstracts for a panel on Utopian and Dystopian Writing for
Children and Young Adults for the 32nd Annual Meeting of the _Society for
Utopian Studies_-- held at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
[Toronto, Canada] on Oct. 4-7, 2007.