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CFP: Picture Books and Children's Comics: Semiotics of Text and Image (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/06-3/4/06)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Vanessa Raney

38th Annual NeMLA Convention, 1-4 Mar. 2007, Baltimore, MD
Panel: Picture Books and Children's Comics: Semiotics of Text and Image
Chair: Vanessa Raney, Michigan State University

If we follow the argument that comics are for children, then what
distinguishes them from picture books? In the last decade, a newer focus on
the semiotics of picture books has begun to inform scholarship on comics.

Yet, for comics specifically written for children, do these reflect similar
patterns as found in picture books? If not, where do children's comics
diverge to be grouped along with comics intended for adults?

CFP: Children and Childhood Section of MAPACA (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Vibiana Bowman

<>Call for Papers for Children and Childhood Studies Section of The
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association 2006 Annual Conference
in Baltimore, Maryland, October 27-29, 2006

The MAP/ACA is a regional division of the Popular and American Culture
Associations, which are, in the words of Popular Culture Association
founder Ray Browne, "multi-disciplinary associations interested in new
approaches to the expressions, mass media and all other phenomena of
everyday life."

 From the MAP/ACA home page:

CFP: Children and Performance in Early Modernity (4/21/06; RSA, 3/22/07-3/24/07)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Laurie Shannon

Children and Performance in Early Modernity
Renaissance Society of America Conference, Miami 2007

The Duke Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is sponsoring a
session on children in the contexts of early modern performance. We are
seeking abstracts for papers that consider any aspect of this subject --
court culture, children's companies, public performances, and private
environments. Ideally we would like to assemble a session that touches
on the implications and conditions of child actors from a variety of
cultural settings and in a variety of modes (theater, music, dance, etc.).

CFP: Phoenix Rising: A Harry Potter Symposium (11/1/06; 5/17/07-5/21/07)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Sharon Goetz

CALL FOR PAPERS: Phoenix Rising
New Orleans, LA
May 17-21, 2007
A Harry Potter Symposium presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Phoenix Rising, an interdisciplinary _Harry Potter_-themed symposium to
take place May 17-21, 2007, in New Orleans, Louisiana, seeks papers,
panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other
presentation formats suitable for an audience of academics, students,
professionals, and fans.

CFP: Children's Literature (4/30/06; MPCA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Sorby, Angela

Papers engaging with any aspect of children's literature and culture are invited for possible presentation at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association meeting in Indianapolis, Oct. 27-29, 2006. Specific panels are likely to include GLOBAL GIRLHOOD and CHILDREN'S MATERIAL CULTURE, but all topics will be considered. Fully-assembled panels of 3-4 participants are also welcome. Please send 250 word abstracts by April 30 to Angela Sorby, Area Chair,

CFP: Harry Potter (6/1/06; MAPACA, 10/17/06-10/29/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm

Abstracts and proposals on the Harry Potter phemomenon are sought for the
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association/ American Studies Association October
17-29 2006 in Baltimore, Md. I am interested in the cultural affect of the
kinds of apparel, spin-off stories and the generaal enthusiaism for J .K.
Rowland's series found even among adult but also children. Deadline June 1 to Richard
Currie at or Currie_at_postbox. csi. cuny. edu