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Deeper than Swords: Fear and Loathing in Fantasy and Folklore

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:48pm
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 25, 2016

19th-20th January 2017

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

University of Edinburgh




“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford)

Dr Robert Maslen (University of Glasgow)


 **Deadline extended**

Extended Deadline 1/24 Rebecca Harding Davis and Louisa May Alcott at ALA 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 25-28, 2017 in Boston, MA.  For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at

Last pages, last shots

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 7:58pm
ERIBIA, Université de Caen Normandie, France
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 27, 2017

Call for papers: Last pages, last shots

13-14 October 2017, Université de Caen Normandie, France


This conference continues a sequence of international events exploring the question of closure  as well as the question of adaptation.[1] We would like to turn now to the adaptation of the last pages of a novel to the screen.

Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 12:17pm
Mythgard Institute by Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mythmoot combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention all into one. It develops studies in fields not considered primary in literary scholarship such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc., in a way that academics and enthusiasts will appreciate. 

Mythgard Institute from Signum University is turning Mythmoot IV into a secondary-world experience for academics, friends, and fans. Confirmed guest speakers are Dr. Verlyn Flieger and Dr. Mike Drout, with more special guests to be announced. Mythmoot IV will be held from June 1st to 4th, 2017, at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA. This year’s theme is…

Invoking Wonder

American Children’s Poetry and its Audiences

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:26am
Children's Literature Society of American Literature Associaiton
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Children’s Literature Society of the American Literature Association seeks abstracts for papers to be presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association in May 25-28, 2017 discussing any aspect of the audiences for children’s poetry. Poetry is the genre that has traditionally blurred the distinction between child and adult audiences. Many acclaimed poets for adults also write for young audiences, and young people perform poetry written for adult audiences, often responding to those poems by creating and performing poems of their own.

The William Dean Howells Society (ALA 2017)

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:35am
The William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 28th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in Boston, May 25-28, 2017. 


Panel 1: On the Neglected Works of William Dean Howells

The World of Harry Potter (Popular Culture and the Deep Past 2017)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to join us on February 24-25, 2017, for our fourth ‘Popular Culture and the Deep Past’ extravaganza at The Ohio State University, devoted this year to the theme of Harry Potter on the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's first Potter novel.


Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:05am
Mindanao University of Science and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2016

As observed, in today’s setting, television is considered the main source of entertainment especially to children.  In a world where time needs to be used productively, a parent must observe time efficiency to still guide the children in all their aspects of life. This paper aims to measure the extent of parental monitoring given by parents while their children watch television and the perceived effects on children’s behavior. In this light, to determine the said aspects, the researchers have made a questionnaire for the parents to find out the frequency, parenting style and the perceived behavior of the children in terms of action and language used.

CFP: All topics relating to Harry Potter Novels and/or Fan Community

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:03am
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Call for Proposals, MISTI-Con 2017

Deadline for submissions: 11/30/2016

Date by which proposers shall be notified: 12/31/2016

Convention dates: 5/18-5/22/2017

Proposals should include a title, 300-500 word abstract, a 50-100 word summary, and a biography of 100 words or fewer, contact information, and the proposer’s academic or other affiliation, if any; the submission form contains requests for needs such as audio-visual equipment. Further details and more information on programming at