category: childrens literature

[Update] Queering Harry Potter

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Buzny
contact email: 
buznya@mcmaster.ca

We seek to delve further into the mind of Rowling and examine all aspects of the Harry Potter series that lend themselves to a lavender lens.

CFP: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Legend NEPCA (6/1/09; Queens, NY 10/23-24/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa/The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
2009 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies: Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Marianne Novy/Sally Haslanger/Emily Hipchen/Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
contact email: 
asac2010@mit.edu

Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption?

The Wise Child in Literature and Psychoanalysis: Conference on Children's Literature and Psychoanalysis. October 2,2010

full name / name of organization: 
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
contact email: 
Elaine P. Zickler, PhD e-mail: mezickler@aol.com

Lois Lowry will be the featured author at this conference on The Wise Child in Literature and Psychoanalysis.

Call for submissions to The Clearing House

full name / name of organization: 
The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues, and Ideas
contact email: 
svogelsong@heldref.org

The Clearing House, a peer-reviewed journal, publishes material of interest to middle level and high school teachers and administrators, as well as postsecondary education faculty members and their

Studying the representation of dialect in literature: how and why? (25th September 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield
contact email: 
j.hodson@sheffield.ac.uk

The study of the representation of dialects of English in literature is a well-established field, but one that is approached with a range of different goals and methodologies by scholars depending upon their disciplinary background.

Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
contact email: 
literatureand@gmail.com

"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

"Pop Goes the Region": Regionalism and Popular Art/Literature 31 July 2009

full name / name of organization: 
LiNQ: Literature in North Queensland
contact email: 
victoria.kuttainen@jcu.edu.au

We are calling for academic papers, submissions of short stories and poems, and visual art that contemplate the intersection of the regional and the popular in regional Australia but also in terms of

[UPDATE] Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like.

CFP: Recreating OZ; Oct 2-4 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Erica Hateley
contact email: 
ehateley@ksu.edu

Recreating Oz

Annual Convention of the International Wizard of Oz Club

Manhattan, Kansas – October 2-4, 2009

Fairy Tale Economies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies
contact email: 
mollyclarkhillard@gmail.com

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

Re-reading Rider Haggard (1st August)

full name / name of organization: 
John Miller and Robbie McLaughlan/ University of Glasgow
contact email: 
writinghaggard@googlemail.com

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but unde

[UPDATE] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – English Literature Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@yahoo.com

This is a critical and creative new journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like. It will be primarily an online journal.

Writing Rider Haggard

full name / name of organization: 
Robbie McLaughlan and John Miller/ University of Glasgow
contact email: 
writinghaggard@googlemail.com

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but unde

"Robin Hood: Media Creature," 22-25 October 2009

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies - University of Rochester, USA
contact email: 
thomas.hahn@rochester.edu

This conference solicits contributions to our understanding of the perennial outlaw hero, and the traditions surrounding his stories, from as wide a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary

Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009. Deadline for abstracts: May 20, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk.

MSA 11: Vernacular Modernisms: What Are They When They’re at Home?

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Bradley D. Clissold
contact email: 
bradleyc@mun.ca

Although some scholarly work has investigated the ways in which various types of modernist ideas and aesthetic tendencies have found articulation and received exposure in the quotidian sphere via adve

[General] UPDATE: Sirens, a conference on women in fantasy (10/1 - 10/4; deadline June 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Moore, Sirens (Narrate Conferences)
contact email: 
jessica.moore at sirensconference.org



CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 1-4, 2009
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate
Conferences, Inc.

Science Fiction in Children's Film and Television (proposals by 05/31/09)

full name / name of organization: 
R.C. Neighbors/University of Arkansas
contact email: 
childrens-scifi@hotmail.com


CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: “The Southwest in the Comics” Graduate Conference and Event

full name / name of organization: 
James B. Carter/ University of Texas at El Paso
contact email: 
jbcarter2@utep.edu

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: “The Southwest in the Comics”

[UPDATE] CFP: Medieval TV Collection (proposals by 7/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com

Updated CFP: Medieval TV Collection (proposals by 7/15/09)
ESSAYS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

[UPDATE] CFP: Beowulf on Film/TV/Electronic Games Collection (proposals by 12/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com

Updated CFP: Beowulf on Film/TV/Electronic Games Collection (proposals by 12/15/09)
ESSAYS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

CFP - Jewish Comics (deadline October 2, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek Parker Royal / Shofar
contact email: 
Derek_Royal@tamu-commerce.edu

JEWISH COMICS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL SHOFAR

Remixing Critical Theory: Literacy Theory as Literary Criticism; 4Cs / CCCC 2010 Panel; 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole duPlessis / Texas A&M University
contact email: 
nmara@tamu.edu

Eldred and Mortensen, in their article “Reading Literacy Narratives” published in College English (1992), call for the movement of literacy studies “in one important direction: into the

CFP: Humor & Horror/SF/Fantasy - Detroit, MI, 10.30-11.1.09

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest PCA/ACA
contact email: 
jdowell@msu.edu

Dear Humor / Horror, SF, Fantasy Scholar:

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture Panel - Proposals May 1 2009 - Conference October 30-November 1 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture.

Re(Viewing) the Landscape of Visual Rhetoric: Topics in Visual Rhetoric; SAMLA Conf. Nov 6-8, 2009; Abstracts Due May 31, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Hocks, English Dept, Georgia State University
contact email: 
mhocks@gsu.edu

RE(VIEWING) THE LANDSCAPE OF VISUAL RHETORIC: TOPICS IN VISUAL RHETORIC

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Saunders/ Department of English, University of Oregon
contact email: 
ben@uoregon.edu

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

Location: The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Dates: October 23-24, 2009

TIMEFRAMES - DUNDEE COMICS CONFERENCE - PROPOSALS 15th May 2009 / CONFERENCE 28th June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Timeframes: Narrative and Sequence in Comics
contact email: 
c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

Timeframes, the third annual Dundee comics conference, held in association with the Dundee Literary Festival, will explore how the medium of comics bends, distorts and manipulates time.

"The Future ain't what it used to be" - PROPOSALS: MAY 15th 2009 / CONFERENCE: 17th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
The Future ain't what it used to be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media - Postgraduate Conference
contact email: 
l.f.findlay@dundee.ac.uk

“The Future ain't what it used to be” is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee.

THE REALM OF THE SENSES - PROPOSALS: 15th MAY / CONFERENCE: 18th and 19th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
THE REALM OF THE SENSES: PERCEPTUAL ANALOGY IN WORDS AND IMAGES / SCOTTISH WORD AND IMAGE GROUP
contact email: 
c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

The 2009 SWIG conference, "The Realm of the Senses:

REA: A Journal of Religion, Education and the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Mater Dei Institute of Education
contact email: 
paula.murphy@materdei.dcu.ie

REA: A Journal of Religion, Education and the Arts invites contributions for its forthcoming issue to be published online in December 2009.

[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; Call for papers is now closed)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat
contact email: 
animeno13@gmail.com

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children’s literature.

ACE 2009 - The Asian Conference on Education, October 24-25 2009, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
ACE 2009/IAFOR
contact email: 
tduke@iafor.org

ACE 2009

The aim of ACE is to encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

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