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UPDATE: Thoreau Featured at Carson Conference (1/19/06; 6/13/06-6/16/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Barbara Klein

Franklin Burroughs, author and conservationist, has been added to the
program of featured speakers for the Fourth NEW-CUE Writers' Conference
and Workshop in honor of Rachel Carson in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in
June, 2006. Burroughs' work has been included in publications such as
the Kenyon Review, Harper's Magazine, The American Scholar and the
Georgia Review, and he has won critical acclaim for his two books Billy
Watson's Croker Sack and Horry and the Waccamaw.

CFP: Childhood in the City (UK) (1/17/06; 8/30/06-9/1/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Kraftl Peter

Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual International Conference 2006
'Global social justice and environmental sustainability'
30 August - 1st September 2006
at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, London

Call for Papers:
Childhood in the City
Sponsored by Urban Geography Research Group


Convenors: John Horton, Owain Jones, Peter Kraftl and Faith Tucker


CFP: Love Potions in Harry Potter (1/2/06; LUMOS, 7/27/06-7/30/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:21pm
Melissa D. Aaron

Panel or a roundtable on love potions in Harry Potter, especially on
their importance in *Half Blood Prince.* Short presentations sought
on different aspects of Love Potions. Examples might be Love Potion
Ethics, Love Potion Mechanics, how love potions in HP relate to
"real" historical/cultural love spells and potions, and Love Potions
and the fandom (aka "shipping.")

Email me by January 2nd if you are interested.

Some information from the Lumos website:

CFP: Enfance/Childhood (grad) (2/17/06; journal issue)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm

Appel: Revue Frontenac Review
Eté 2006 : numéro 20 : « Enfance »

Nous invitons les étudiant-e-s gradué-e-s à soumettre un article écrit en
français ou en anglais pour notre prochain numéro intitulé « Enfance » -
terme que nous définissons comme la période s'achevant aux alentours de
l'age de treize ans.
Les travaux soumis pourront adopter toutes sortes d'approches critiques et
théoriques. Ils ne devront pas dépasser 20 pages et le format devra
impérativement suivre la norme MLA.

CFP: New Directions in Children's Literature (3/15/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Michelle A. Abate

Call for Papers: New Directions in Children's Literature


Children's Literature Discussion Circle

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

 November 10th - 12th, 2006

Charlotte, NC


Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

CFP: Children's Literature at the Edge (3/31/06; 7/13/06-7/14/06)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24pm
Clare Bradford

Call for Papers
Children's Literature at the Edge: New texts, new technologies, new
readings, new readers

7th International Conference of the Australasian Children's
Literature Association for Research (ACLAR) Melbourne, Australia
13-14 July 2006.

We welcome abstracts which address the theme. Papers can address, but
are not limited to, the following:

* Emerging genres of children's literature
* Changing styles of narrative
* New technologies and their effects on texts
* Traditional forms with a new twist
* New scholarly directions
* Cultural shifts and children's texts
* New versions of older texts
* Marketing newness

CFP: Potter as Bibliotherapy (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
A. Mary Murphy

<>The following call for papers is for a pre-approved special topic
session to be included as part of the RMMLA annual conference to be held
in Tucson, Arizona, October 12-14, 2006. Presenters must be current in
2006 RMMLA dues by April 1. Presenters also are required to pay the
applicable convention registration fee. Information may be found at

UPDATE: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (12/1/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:33pm
Diana Dominguez

New Abstract Deadline December 1, 2005
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 27th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2005
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
For further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel,
registration, tours, etc.) please visit the developing website:
Any aspect of Children's or Young Adult Literature (traditional or
contemporary) and/or Children's/YA popular culture issues – television,