category: childrens literature

[UPDATE] Last Call and Deadline Extension: Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Semiotic Society of America
contact email: 
linurra@gmail.com

In response to numerous requests from colleagues and institutions, the Semiotic Society of America is pleased to extend our deadline for abstract submissions to ***June 20, 2014***.

[UPDATE] David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth Century Studies XV

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sydney
contact email: 
sihn.dns@sydney.edu.au

10-13 December 2014
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Keynotes are now confirmed and a reminder of the June 15 abstract deadline.

Keynote Speakers

Edited collection: Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (7/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Cella
contact email: 
mjcella@ship.edu

I seek contributors to an edited collection focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology, particularly as it plays out in American literature and culture.

[UPDATE] Victorians Institute Conference Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Victorians Institute
contact email: 
viconf@winthrop.edu

The Mysteries at Our Own Doors
The 43rd Meeting of the Victorians Institute
Proposals Due: 6/15/2014 (NEW Extended Deadline)
Conference Dates: October 24-25, 2014
Location: Charlotte, NC

In With the New But Not Out With the Old: Balancing Tradition and Innovation in Children’s Literature - SAMLA 2014 - Nov. 7-9

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Rickard
contact email: 
rickard.24@osu.edu

Because the study of children’s literature is not rooted in one time period, culture or medium, it is a continuously evolving field.

YA Literature and Composition

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Tamara Girardi and Dr. Abigail Scheg
contact email: 
YALitCollection@gmail.com

While adult book sales have been down for the past few years, sales of young adult titles have increased as much as 30% according to some reports.

Edited Collection -- Into the Pensieve: The Harry Potter Generation in Retrospect. [DEADLINE: Jan 15, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Balaka Basu, Emily Lauer
contact email: 
hpgeneration.book@gmail.com

There now exists a generation who have grown up in a culture thoroughly permeated by Harry Potter, from the books to the movies and beyond.

MMLA 2014 Special Session: "The City and the Open Road"

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jmontg17@emich.edu

Call for papers for a special Session of the Midwest Modern Language Association conference, Nov. 13-16, 2014 in Detroit, MI.
Submission deadline: May 30.

"The City and the Open Road"

[UPDATE:Deadline Extended to June 1] "Nuance" SCLA Conference Oct. 10-12, 2014 (Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
contact email: 
sclaconference@eckerd.edu

Paper and panel proposal deadline extended to June 1. Graduate student travel grants available. Please submit abstracts at www.eckerd.edu/scla

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions
 The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

full name / name of organization: 
Brett Josef Grubisic and Gisèle M. Baxter, eds.
contact email: 
representingcdnmurder@gmail.com

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions

The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

Call for Chapters: Evil Women and Mean Girls

full name / name of organization: 
Keira Williams
contact email: 
evilwomenmeangirls@gmail.com

Call for Chapters
Evil Women and Mean Girls: Critical Examinations of the Fairer Sex’s Nasty Side in History, Literature, and Popular Culture

Special Session of the MMLA 2014: “The Affects of Cities”

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Dieterich
contact email: 
emdieterich@gmail.com

Recent turns in psychoanalytic criticism cast individuals as more porous—more permeable to the feelings or psychoses of others—than traditional humanism usually allows.

PAMLA 2014 Film Studies (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
matthew.snyder@ucr.edu

Call for Papers: Film Studies

PAMLA is looking for a wide-array of papers dealing with Film and Visual Culture. ***ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE DONE ON PAMLA's Website***

UPDATE: Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature: Imagination Participation and Co-Creation. 6/15; (10/31-11/1)

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
clgrewell@phc.edu

2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: “The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation”
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA

[Update] "Elsewheres," JMMLA (Spring 2015): 9/15/14

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jason.arthur@rockhurst.edu

The editors of JMMLA seek essays about the literature, film, music, and art of places that don’t really matter, places whose adjacency to the capitals of the world confirms their lack of sway.

Call for Papers: “Broken Narratives”- Graduate Student Conference-Ohio State University-Saturday 11th Oct, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization, Ohio State U
contact email: 
ego.osu@gmail.com

Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history.

Call for Book Reviewers for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

full name / name of organization: 
Michele Brittany, Book Review Editor, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
contact email: 
mcbrittany@gmail.com

Call for Book Reviewers for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.
contact email: 
cowc@asurams.edu

Call for Papers for Albany State University Depart

GLBTQ Studies at MAPACA (Baltimore, Nov 6th through the 8th)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 
markjohn@alumni.tufts.edu

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities for its 25th annual conference to be held this November in Baltimore.

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art - papers due June 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
albeit
contact email: 
submissions@albeitjournal.com

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

[UPDATE: Deadline Extended] CFP: Sustainability through an Interdisciplinary Lens

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA: Graduate Students Forum in English
contact email: 
heatherfox@mail.usf.edu

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference 86: “Sustainability and the Humanities.”

Atlanta, GA, November 7-9, 2014

Boston University’s American and New England Studies Program Graduate Conference 2014: New England and the World (Oct 24-25)

full name / name of organization: 
Boston University American and New England Studies Program Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
amgsa@bu.edu

Call for Papers

SOUTHERN STUDIES CONFERENCE 6-7 February 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:

The HUMAN journal is now open for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture
contact email: 
human@humanjournal.org

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and mo

NANCY DREW AND HER SISTERS: GIRL DETECTIVES IN THE 20TH CENTURY, SAMLA 2014, Nov. 7-9

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lgaillet@gsu.edu

This panel considers depictions of young women in mystery fiction written for the teen audience in the 20th Century.

Transitions and Transgressions: A PG and ECR Conference - 11th Sept 2014 [CFP deadline: 2nd June]

full name / name of organization: 
Modern and Contemporary Research Group - Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University
contact email: 
tandtconference@lboro.ac.uk

Transitions and Transgressions

A one-day postgraduate and early-career researcher conference

Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University

One day Workshop: Demons in the Body (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
demonbody1@inter-disciplinary.net

One day Workshop: Demons in the Body

Monday 28th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Participation:

Call for Papers: Special issue on the Graphic Novel, deadline of Oct. 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel
contact email: 
studiesinthenovel@unt.edu

Studies in the Novel is inviting papers for possible inclusion in a special issue on the graphic novel to be guest edited by Stephen E. Tabachnick

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 15th Urban Studies and Pop Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA (Oct. 3-5, 2014)
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2014

[UPDATE] Explore the Significance/Identity of Place: Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference

One-day Creative Writing Workshop: The Imagination and the Erotic in Poetry (November, 2014:Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
eroticpoetry1@inter-disciplinary.net

One-day Creative Writing Workshop: The Imagination and the Erotic in Poetry

Friday 7th November 2014,
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Participation:

PAMLA 2014 Children's Literature (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)
contact email: 
alixlom@gmail.com

Submission Deadline: May 15

Teaching with the Internet and Technology (Southern California, 10/31/14 - 11/2/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
michelle.stonis@csulb.edu

This is an approved standing session for the 2014 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the sunny locale of Riverside in Southern California on 10/31/14 t

[UPDATE] Liminality in American Literature (Deadline May 15th) PAMLA Conf. 2014

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA
contact email: 
msimental@gmail.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2014

[Possibility of inclusion in a collection)

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
tested1@inter-disciplinary.net

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Participation

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