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UPDATE: [Children] Refractory â Series Television (8/20/07: Journal issue)

Sunday, August 5, 2007 - 10:33pm
Dr. Lucian Chaffey


Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media is a refereed,
peer-reviewed, e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting
aspects of current and past entertainment media. The journal is
published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and
Communication, University of Melbourne.

Submission of abstracts (500 words) + brief bio: 8/20/07
Selected proposals will be asked to submit a completed article of 4-6000
words by 11/10/07
Publication: Early 2008

CFP: [Children] Call for Submissions for Young Authors and Illustrators

Sunday, August 5, 2007 - 3:28pm
Paul Kelsey

Call for Submissions

Become a Published Young Author or Illustrator!

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is now accepting fiction, nonfiction,
poetry, book reviews, and artwork by children ages 6-12. We encourage children to submit a
few illustrations with their written work, but this is not a requirement. We are looking for creative
works about the following themes:

The Ocean
Fairy Tales & Fantasy

CFP: [Children] North Wind Journal Article Deadline Oc tober 1

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 2:31pm
John Pennington

/North Wind/, the journal devoted to George MacDonald studies, is seeking
articles for its 2007 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of
MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The
journal is also seeking shorter “notes and queries” and “connections” that
focus on issues related to MacDonald.

Deadline for submissions is October 1, but final manuscript deadline can be
negotiated. All submissions should be sent to John Pennington, Editor,
/North Wind/, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI 54301. The complete
editorial guidelines can be found at

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: