The Adolescent Body in YA Fiction
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
Web Site: http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/conference2008.htm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Kenneth Grahameâ€™s The Wind in the
Willows, Jackie C. Horne and Donna R. White are soliciting essays for a
proposed volume in the Childrenâ€™s Literature Associationâ€™s Centennial
Studies Series. The series seeks to reexamine childrenâ€™s classics from a
contemporary perspective. All critical and theoretical approaches are
welcome. Possible topics include the following:
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 childrenâ€™s literature, the
main focus and theme of the conference is Social Justice and Childrenâ€™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 Childrenâ€™s Literature and Social Justice. If you
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT 30, 2007.
NeMLA Conference 2008, Buffalo, N.Y, April 10 â€"13.
Fictions of Female Adolescence: 1880-1930
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
Please put SWPCA Submission in e-mail subject line.
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 Americaâ€™s youth. Authors of YA literature,
if they havenâ€™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
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: www.staloysius.ac.in
Local Conference Chair: Dr.Arputhem Lordusamy, Head of the Department of
English, St.Alosyius College,Mangalore. Email: swamysac_at_yahoo.com
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
The 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Delightful Horror and the Sense of Wonder:
Appreciating the Sublime in the Fantastic