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UPDATE: Harry Potter (2/15/07; 8/2/07-8/5/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 9:37pm
Maddy

The deadline for the Call for Proposals has been EXTENDED to FEBRUARY 15th,
2007.

Prophecy 2007: From Hero to Legend
August 2-5, 2007
Toronto
http://www.prophecy2007.org

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Prophecy 2007 is an academic symposium about the Harry Potter series by J.K.
Rowling. We are seeking proposals for a variety of educational programming,
including presentations, discussion panels, round tables, workshops and
poster sessions addressing topics relevant to the books and/or the fan
community. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

CFP: Suburbia in Children's/YA Lit (3/15/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:57pm
Gwen Tarbox

CALL FOR PAPERS
   
  Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
  November 8 - 11, 2007
  The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
  Cleveland, OH
   
  Children's Literature: Suburbia in Children's and YA Literature
   

CFP: Children and Political Activism (3/1/07; MLA)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:54pm
Jennifer Miskec

MLA 2007
CFP: Children and Political Activism

Inspired by the work of Susan Bartoletti's Kids on Strike and Growing up in
Coal Country, this panel seeks submissions examining children's texts
(fictional, non-fictional, photographic, etc.) depicting children taking
political action and/or texts that are designed to inspire child readers to
take up direct political action.

These texts, marketed to children, might include representations of radical
children demanding their rights or fighting for particular causes.

Abstract Deadline: 1 March 2007
Send 1-2 page abstracts or 8-page papers to:

Dr. Jennifer Miskec
Christopher Newport University
jennifer.miskec_at_cnu.edu

OR

CFP: Nostalgia and Children's Literature (3/13/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:40pm
Julie Sinn

Past Pleasures: Nostalgia and Children's Literature

Children's Literature Discussion Circle =97 Call For Papers
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference
November 2007
Atlanta, Georgia

In order to examine children's literature through the lens of nostalgia,
possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following options:

CFP: Children in Adult Literature (3/7/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:39pm
Cannady, Laurie J.

"A New Angle of Ageism: Examining the Presence and Function of Children
in Adult Literature" is a special session which will be proposed for the
MLA 2007 Conference to be held in Chicago on December 27-30.

CFP: American Poets Writing about / Writing for Children (3/15/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
svonkco_at_netzero.net

"American Poets Writing for / Writing about Children"

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, November
2007, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (one hour north of
Seattle)

Paper proposals are sought for an approved special session at PAMLA's
2007 annual conference.

CFP: The Cat in the Hat at 50 (3/1/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
Philip Nel

THE CAT IN THE HAT AT 50: BEGINNER BOOKS COME OF AGE
Session at the Modern Language Association's annual meeting in
Chicago, December 27-30, 2007.
Sponsored by the MLA's Children's Literature Division.

CFP: Japanese 'Cute' Children's Culture 1995-Now (3/1/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:18pm
jaimy mann

Modern Language Association (MLA) 2007

Chicago -- December 27-30

Children=92s Literature Division

Japanese =91Kawaii=92/=91Cute=92 Children=92s Culture 1995-Now

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the U.S. in the late 19th century. Japanese =93kawaii=94 is a quite =20
recent import altering and adding to =93cute=94 in a variety of ways. =20=

Contemporary Japanese artists creating animated feature length films, =20=

CFP: Current Approaches to Children's Literature (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:59pm
Susan Stewart

Call for papers for SCMLA, November 1-3, 2007, Memphis, Tennessee

Session Theme: Current Approaches to Children's Literature

Description: The Children's Literature Session of South Central MLA (SCMLA),
welcomes proposals for papers examining contemporary or "current" and
innovative approaches to children's and adolescent literature. Methods
might include concepts such as abjection, postcolonialism, multiculturalism,
feminisms or other applicable treatments.
 
Deadline: March 16, 2007

Please submit your abstracts to Session Chair:
         Susan Louise Stewart
         Department of Literature and Languages
         Texas A&M University-Commerce
         Commerce, TX 75429

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