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Pippi to Ripley 4: Gender and Sexuality in Fantasy,Science Fiction and Comics

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:06am
Katharine Kittredge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pippi to Ripley 4:Sex and Gender in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Comics

Ithaca College, April 21-22, 2017

Keynote: SAMMUS performs her acclaimed nerdcore hip-hop and talks about race, geekdom, and feminism.

Special guest: Breakout YA author LJ Alonge

Pippi to Ripley 4 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in imaginative fiction. We invite papers devoted to fictional characters in all media, including: comics, films, television, and video games as well as in folklore, mythology, and children's and young adult literature. This year’s conference includes a special focus on:

Fan Intersectionality: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fan Communities

Deeper than Swords: Fear and Loathing in Fantasy and Folklore

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:00am
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 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)


 **Please note the change of dates**

Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade for Young Adults

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 4:06am
Collection of Essays edited by Ian Kinane (University of Roehampton)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2016

Didactics and the Modern Robinsonadefor Young Adults – Edited Collection


The literary and historical influence of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe on the Western literary canon cannot be overstated. Its publication heralded the arrival of the novel form and engendered greater public interest in reading literature in the eighteenth century. It was Rousseau who said of Robinson Crusoe that it is “the one book that teaches all that books can teach”. Indeed, in his treatise Emilius and Sophia: or, A New System of Education, Rousseau advocated for the use of Defoe’s novel as an instructional tool for the education of young minds, wanting Emilius to read only Defoe during his formative years.

Extended CFP SWPACA 2017- Myths and Fairy Tales

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:28pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Extended Call for Papers

Myths and Fairy Tales

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Extended Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2016


All about Cinderella: retellings in the cultural imagination

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:02am
University of Bedfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 9, 2016

All about Cinderella: retellings in the cultural imagination

University of Bedfordshire

9th – 10th June 2017

Call for papers

IRSCL Congress 2017 - Intersections of Children's Literature & Childhood Studies

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

                                                                          CALL FOR PAPERS – IRSCL CONGRESS 2017 (Updated September 2016)

Congress 2017
The 23rd Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature will be hosted by the Children’s Studies Program, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University in Toronto, Canada.

Congress Co-Convenors
Cheryl Cowdy & Peter Cumming

Congress Dates
Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CFP: Pacific Coast Philology Special Issue on the Family

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:42pm
Craig Svonkin and Steven Gould Axelrod/Pacific Coast Philology
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

"Post-Family Studies" Special Issue

Pacific Coast Philology: The Journal of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

International conference on Society, Literature and Multilingualism

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:14am
Bhaashaa: The Centre for Preservation and Enhancement of Regional Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

An International Conference on “SOCIETY, LITERATURE & MULTILINGUALISM ” to be held on 16th and 17th December 2016 in Pune, India.

Language has been the first sign of human evolution. Looking at our journey from pictorial symbols to the diverse multingual society we live in today, language forms an important anchor in this development. 

Language has marked our progress as a civilization. Today, the world is coming closerand distances are getting shorter. Globalization, cultural openness, increased interaction
and proliferation of the internet has made multilingualism the norm, to the extent that studies show that multilingual speakers outnumber monolingual speakers today.

Evil Children: Children and Evil

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:29pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 28, 2016

Evil Children: Children and Evil

1st Global Conference
Call for Participation 2017

Friday April 7th – Sunday April 9th 2017
Lisbon, Portugal


The idea of the child as innocent, as pure, the ‘little angel’ in need of protection from the harsh realities of life and the corrupting influences of the world around us has come to dominate our thinking, language, values, social policies and educational philosophies in the past few decades. Children are seen as ‘little people’, ‘blank slates’, works in progress who are loved, nurtured and guided as they grow to become mature, rational and responsible adults.