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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 (
Web Site:

CFP: [Children] The Wind in the Willows

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 3:18pm
Donna R. White

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the
Willows, Jackie C. Horne and Donna R. White are soliciting essays for a
proposed volume in the Children’s Literature Association’s Centennial
Studies Series. The series seeks to reexamine children’s classics from a
contemporary perspective. All critical and theoretical approaches are
welcome. Possible topics include the following:

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature and Social Justice

Monday, September 10, 2007 - 8:00pm
Karen Sands-O'Connor

     Buffalo State College is proud to announce the 2008 Postgraduate
(Graduate Student) Child and the Book Conference in Buffalo, New York,
16th Mayâ€"18th May 2008. We are looking for proposals from graduate/
postgraduate students for twenty minute papers. Although papers will be
accepted for consideration on any aspect of children’s literature, the
main focus and theme of the conference is Social Justice and Children’s
Literature. We hope to publish the best of the conference papers from
each of the social justice categories below in a special issue of the
Lion and the Unicorn on Children’s Literature and Social Justice. If you

CFP: [Children] Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/07; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/13/08-2/16/08)

Sunday, August 12, 2007 - 6:33pm
Diana Dominguez

Call for Papers/Proposals for the Children's and Young Adult Literature
and Culture Area of the 29th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA â€" Theme:

February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2007

E-mail submissions preferred:
Dr. Diana Dominguez
Area Chair

Please put SWPCA Submission in e-mail subject line.

CFP: [Children] YA Lit and the Academy (new academic journal section)

Friday, August 10, 2007 - 4:14pm
Elizabeth Ross

Increasing pressures to improve the performance of K-12 students in reading
has been transforming the classrooms and schools of education in the US
since 2002. Young Adult literature remains a useful tool for teaching and
encouraging a love of reading in America’s youth. Authors of YA literature,
if they haven’t already, should be considering educational applications of
their work, and become a part of a cooperative effort to improve literacy.
This journal is looking for papers addressing the uses of YA literature in
the classroom, ethical responsibilities of YA authors to consider US
educational goals in their work, academic evaluation of bodies of YA

UPDATE: [Children] POLITICS & POLEMICS - 2nd Annual International Conference of the

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 4:44am
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.
Information on St.Aloysius College:
Local Conference Chair: Dr.Arputhem Lordusamy, Head of the Department of
English, St.Alosyius College,Mangalore. Email:
Date: January 10th to 12th, 2008.
1. Jean Webb, Professor of International Children's Literature, University
of Worcester, England.
2. Rachel Johnson, Research Collections Librarian, University of