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CFP: Children, Youth, and International Television

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:25am
debbie olson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for submissions to a collection which critically examines programs that prominently feature children in international (i.e. non-American) television. Programs may include those targeted to children, or those programs targeted to adults but contain child characters. We invite submissions on programs from Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, Australasia, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East. These essays will explore how international television has been a significant conduit for the public consumption of changing ideas about children and childhood, and will connect relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties within their respective countries of origin to an analysis of children or childhood in international programs.

Consuming Cultures in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:05am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Critics such as James Kincaid, Kathryn Bond Stockton, Michelle Martin, Philippe Ariès, and Suzanne Linn have written about childhood and adolescence as something we consume, criticize, and commercialize, whilst simultaneously romanticizing and desiring. In Consuming Kids (2004), Suzanne Linn suggests consumerist culture is conducting a “hostile takeover” of childhood and adolescence. While cultural consumption of childhood and adolescence has increased, these spheres are likewise being offered up as commercial commodities across medias. We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of consuming cultures.

Editing and Engineering Children's Literature

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:55am
2019 Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Chicago, Illinois

January 3-6, 2019


Editing and Engineering Children’s Literature 

Maria Edgeworth 250

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:12am
School of English, Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018



6-8 December 2018, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin


Call for Papers



Miss Edgeworth is at Abbotsford, and has been for some time; a little, dark, bearded, sharp, withered, active, laughing, talking, impudent, fearless, outspoken, honest, Whiggish, unchristian, good-tempered, kindly, ultra-Irish body. I like her one day, and damn her to perdition the next. She is a very queer character; particulars some other time.


John Gibson Lockhart, quoted in Christopher NorthA Memoir of John Wilson.


Call for Submissions: Catholic Library World

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:15am
Sigrid Kelsey/ Catholic Library Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World. 

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is a peer reviewed association journal. CLW publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholic Studies and Catholicism. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. 


Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:07am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 90
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

In his introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, Tom Shippey argues that “The Lord of the Rings has established itself as a lasting classic, without the help and against the active hostility of the professionals of taste; and has furthermore largely created the expectations and established the conventions of a new and flourishing genre.” The impact Tolkien has made on not only high fantasy, but also on the importance of language and mythology studies is undeniable. The influences of World War I, modern industrialization, and more are evident in his works as socio-political commentary, despite his personal dislike of allegory. Tolkien studies reflects a thriving culture in and outside the university.

Reading Young Adult Fiction

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:25pm
Sean Donnelly / University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Reading YA Fiction Symposium, Thursday 24th May, Westmere House, University of Birmingham

YA Fiction has boomed in popularity in the twenty first century, from blockbuster franchises Twilight and The Hunger Games to critically acclaimed works by authors including Phillip Pullman, Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman. Once valued primarily as a pedagogic tool, YA is beginning to emerge from the shadow of Children’s Literature to become an exciting field of study in its own right.  Critics including Roberta Trites, Robyn McCallum, Allison Waller and Crag Hill have produced complex theoretical readings of YA, establishing the groundwork for specialist scholarship in this area.

[FINAL CFP] In the Shadows: Illuminating Monstrosity in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:21pm
University of British Columbia Master of Arts in Children's Literature program
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In the Shadows:

Illuminating Monstrosity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Call for Paper Proposals

Deadline for submission: February 28th, 2018 

A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture

University of British Columbia - Friday May 11th - Saturday May 12th, 2018