category: childrens literature

On the Politics of Ugliness – deadline 15 January 2015

full name / name of organization: 
York University
contact email: 
przybylo@yorku.ca; sararod@yorku.ca

Call for Submissions – On the Politics of Ugliness – deadline 15 January 2015

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching Call for Papers for Volume 10

full name / name of organization: 
InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching
contact email: 
cetl@park.edu

Call for Papers
Volume 10: Scholarly Teaching and Learning

ICFA 36 The Scientific Imagination - Fantasy Literature Division

full name / name of organization: 
The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts
contact email: 
aidan.canavan@gmail.com

ICFA 36 "The Scientific Imagination" Fantasy Literature

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

contact email: aidan.canavan@gmail.com

British Women Writers Conference 2015

full name / name of organization: 
British Women Writers Association
contact email: 
bwwc2015@gmail.com

23rd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference June 25th-27th, 2015

Hosted by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

Univ. of Georgia--Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
egoconference2015@gmail.com

The English Graduate Organization at the Univ.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference.

2014 Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages Awards

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages
contact email: 
kmc@plu.edu

The Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages
welcomes submissions for its annual awards.

The 2014 Florence Howe Award

“Freaks & Geeks” March 6-8, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

“To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these...

Capital Ideas: Congress 2015 (Deadline November 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)
contact email: 
info.accute@gmail.com

ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2015 conference, which will take place 30 May – 2 June 2015, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences,

Reconstruction 14.3, Spatial Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Alan Clinton
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Introducing: Reconstruction 14.3, “Spatial Literary Studies,”
Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.
Featuring work by:

Call for Notes and Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
contact email: 
EXB593@bham.ac.uk

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is a postgraduate journal published electronically and in print.

UPDATE: SWPACA Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (11/1/14; 2/11-14/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
gypsyscholar@rgv.rr.com

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

SWPACA Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
jmcdaniel@pittstate.edu

Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Writers in Conversation Volume 2 (1) Jan 2015, Deadline 30th Nov 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Gillian Dooley/Nick Turner, Flinders University
contact email: 
gillian.dooley@flinders.edu.au

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, the editors of 'Writers in Conversation', an international open-access online literary journal, are seeking interviews with writers of all kinds.

Children's Literature and Theology - special journal issue (12/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Theology
contact email: 
kirstie.blair@stir.ac.uk

Special issue of Literature and Theology: Children’s Literature and Theology.
Co-editors: Dr Elizabeth Anderson, University of Stirling
Professor Kirstie Blair, University of Stirling

CFP: PCA Medievalism in Popular Culture; Due Nov 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
contact email: 
cfrancis@bloomu.edu

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

[UPDATE] Sincerity, Authenticity, and Affect in the Neoliberal Age (ACLA, 10/15)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
jeffsevers@gmail.com

Sincerity, Authenticity, and Affect in the Neoliberal Age
American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

[UPDATE} Wreck Park Extended Submission Deadline to Oct. 31st

full name / name of organization: 
Wreck Park Journal
contact email: 
wreckpark.criticism@gmail.com

A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Epasa Moto: Multidisciplinary Journal of Arts, Letters and the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea
contact email: 
epasamotojournal@gmail.com

Epasa Moto is now accepting papers for it next issues.

Imagining the Ideal Body: A Graduate Conference on the Politics and Poetics of Perfection. March 12-13, 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Society, Université de Montréal
contact email: 
UdeMEGC2015@gmail.com

Twelfth Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 12 & 13, 2015
Imagining the Ideal Body: A Graduate Conference on the Politics and Poetics of Perfection.

Crossing the Borders of Comparative Epistemologies: Research and Teaching in the Global Academy

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting
contact email: 
jenniferareimer@gmail.com

The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Seattle in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015.

After Nature: Feminist Futures, March 26th to 29th, 2015, Seattle, WA

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu

http://www.acla.org/after-nature-feminist-futures

[UPDATE] Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
contact email: 
jgaeta@css.edu

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the “adult” world to which they do not, presumably, belong. However, what happens when we acknowledge children in contexts contrary to such an absolute narrative? For instance, consider the complexities surrounding cultural identification in French overseas departments – where colonial policies of assimilation led inhabitants to vote in favor of remaining “French” in the mid 20th century – and how continued political and economic ties have problematized these departments' ability to carve out independent identities. An analysis of this phenomenon might be expected to include the role of children, as these individuals will internalize and carry with them into adulthood the cultural attitudes and social norms to which they are exposed during their formative years, thus providing a potential means of social change (or perpetuation) through the process of socialization. The child, or more specifically the education, media, and relationships the child experiences, cannot be entirely separated from the larger issue – a collective sense of cultural identity. Yet the view of children as innocent or irrelevant continues to pervade the larger body of scholarship addressing “adult” issues around the world. This forum seeks to problematize that view by inviting submissions providing a critical examination of the relevancy of children and/or childhood from a variety of perspectives. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, children as subjects and audience in cultural production, representations in the media, postcolonial educational systems, childhood and culture. Please study the submission guidelines before submitting, see http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm?cat=4&art=15 Submissions should be sent to the forum’s Coordinating Editor Dr. Gaeta, jgaeta@css.edu , and the Chief Editor, Dr. Liang, hliang@css.edu

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylva

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Department
contact email: 
violationconference@gmail.com

The McGill English Department’s Twenty-First Annual Graduate Student Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on literary and cultural engagements with violation.

[UPDATE] Reminder: CFP Authorship and Translation (edited book)

full name / name of organization: 
Macquarie University
contact email: 
siobhan.lyons@mq.edu.au, joel.gilberthorpe@mq.edu.au

A reminder that the due date for abstracts for the edited collection on 'Authorship and Translation' is October 31, 2014.

[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
contact email: 
tanyacarinae@hotmail.com

Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

"Come Away, O Human Child": Children in Secondary Worlds

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
contact email: 
tanyacarinae@hotmail.com

Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection tentatively titled "'Come Away, O Human Child'": Children in Secondary Worlds." The collection will focus on literature that features children moving

[UPDATE] 'The Victorians and Memory', 3-5 February 2015, Auckland, New Zealand. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS MON 6 OCT

full name / name of organization: 
Joanne Wilkes / Australasian Victorian Studies Association
contact email: 
AVSA2015@auckland.ac.nz

‘The Victorians and Memory’,
Australasian Victorian Studies Association Annual Conference, 3 – 5 February, 2015
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

"Excess": UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, February 19-20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ucla.complit.conf@gmail.com

http://excess2015.wordpress.com

Excess

February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306

"Constraints" - 28th GAFIS Symposium, March 20-21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
GAFIS - Graduate Association of French and Italian Students (UW Madison)
contact email: 
gafis.symposium.2015@gmail.com

The Graduate Association of French and Italian Students
Department of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin - Madison

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA (6/1/15; NEPCA 10/30/31/15 New London, NH)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area, NEPCA
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

[UPDATE] Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture, April 1-4, 2015. NEW ORLEANS.

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference
contact email: 
lpodniek@ryerson.ca

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

Aunts and Uncles: Queer Kin and the Non-Reproductive Subject after Sedgwick -- CFP for Panel (ACLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jenny James/ Pacific Lutheran University
contact email: 
jamesja@plu.edu

Aunts and Uncles: Queer Kin and the Non-Reproductive Subject After Sedgwick

Bildung and Late Modern Development (10/14) - ACLA 2015 Seattle, 26-29 March

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Townsend (U of Notre Dame / U of South Dakota); Meltem Gurle (Bogazici U)
contact email: 
Sarah.Townsend@usd.edu / MeltemGurle@gmail.com

Please submit your abstract by Oct. 14th
http://acla.org/seminars

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