category: childrens literature

Modernist Cultures: Proposed Special Issue on Comics and Modernism (abstract due 01 June 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Cultures Special Issue
contact email: 
Special issue of Modernist Cultures on comics and modernism guest edited by Jackson Ayres, U of Arkansas: jfayres@uark.edu

In Projections (2012), Jared Gardner calls comics “perhaps the most understudied of the vernacular modernisms of the twentieth century.” This proposal for a special issue of Modernist Cultures (Ed

Is there a “Light in the Attic”? : Exploring Children’s Poetry (abstracts due May 31st)

full name / name of organization: 
Children's Literature Discussion Circle (SAMLA)
contact email: 
megleroy@ufl.edu

Is there a “Light in the Attic”? : Exploring Children’s Poetry

Allegory (PAMLA 19-21 October 2012 - Seattle) Proposals by 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu, machosky@me.com

This panel welcomes any paper on allegory as either a strategy of interpretation or a mode of literary construction.

WSQ: Engage

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqengageissue@gmail.com

WSQ: Engage!
Guest Editors: David A. Gerstner & Cynthia Chris

“I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement.” — Oscar Wilde

[Call for Articles] Politics of Place: A Journal for Postgraduates

full name / name of organization: 
Politics of Place: A Journal for Postgraduates
contact email: 
politicsofplace@exeter.ac.uk

Politics of Place is a peer-reviewed journal for postgraduates.

Motley 2012: Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture ***EXTENSION (submissions due July 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Motley, An English Studies Journal for Diversity - Students of English Studies Association (SESA) at CSU, Fresno
contact email: 
motleyjournalcsuf@gmail.com

“Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.”

–Margaret Atwood

Edited Collection of Essays on the Intersection of Children’s Literature and the Horror Genre (DEADLINE: Abstracts due May 31)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica McCort (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA)
contact email: 
mccortj@duq.edu

(DEADLINE: Abstracts due by May 31, 2012; Submissions due by August 1, 2012)
Editor: Jessica McCort (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA)

Arthurian Film / TV / Electronic Games Collection (6/1/12)

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

The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages is seeking proposals of 500 words for essays devoted to Arthurian-themed film, television, and/or electronic games.

[UPDATE] 2012 PAMLA Special Session "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" at Seattle University; EXTENDED proposal deadline Sunday 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012
contact email: 
Lauren Kelley Bond (bondlaurenkelley@gmail.com)

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address constructions, representations, and interpretations of dreams and dreamlike states.

The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Tyler Shores and Tom Ue
contact email: 
tyler.shores@gmail.com and ue_tom@hotmail.com

Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on “The Adventures of Tintin.” Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social i

[UPDATE] 9/11 and Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA, Oct 12-14, 2012); Deadline May 15

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

The 2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association (MPCA) conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

UPDATE Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
promins2@msu.edu

Due to technical difficulties with the online paper submission software, the deadline is extended to May 15, 2012.

“[I]n the beginning all the World was America”: Atlantic Commerce Virtualized, Imagined, Written (NEASECS Oct. 11-14, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
contact email: 
dwight.codr@uconn.edu

Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
jbutler@ucn.ca

Catalogued at the National Library in Ottawa, Canada, the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is now in its fourth year of publication.

CONFERENCE "Crossing: Travels, Transformations, and Transgressions in and out of Codes and Canons"

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Universitas Padjadjaran
contact email: 
crossingunpad2012@gmail.com

“To be or not to be” may certainly be the question. It draws the boundary separating order and chaos, dividing the light from darkness, so to speak.

[UPDATE] CFP for Fan CULTure: An Examination of Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jonathan Lampley
contact email: 
jlampley@daltonstate.edu

With the advent of new media technologies and social networking sites making communication faster and easier than ever, there exists a dearth of opportunity to see how fan cultures have evolved as a r

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
contact email: 
apollonejournal@gmail.com

Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP.

How Did I Write That? Reflections on Singularity in the Creative Process, Oct. 1

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 13.1
“How Did I Write That? Reflections on Singularity in the Creative Process”
Edited by Alan Clinton and Angela Flury

CFP: The 9th Biennial Symbiosis Conference 2013: Anglo-American Literary & Cultural Relations [07/04 - 07/07/13; deadline: 01/3

full name / name of organization: 
Symbiosis: Journal of Anglo-American Literary & cultural Relations, and Brunel University, West London
contact email: 
Philip.tew@brunel.ac.uk / t.m.l.scott@reading.ac.uk

Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013

Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on ‘My American Self.’
Other keynote speakers: tba.

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary, Sacred Space & Theology of Place (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012; Extended Dea

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

“Whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it.

[UPDATE] Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature, Proposed Edited Collection - Deadline May 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ymitri Mathison
contact email: 
yjmathison@pvamu.edu

According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 Asian Americans comprised of 18.5 million and 6% of the population.

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT (5/31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

The AnaChronisT 17 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3.

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (April 22 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions.

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
promins2@msu.edu

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

PAMLA 2012/Comparative Media Session/Deadline April 22nd, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kimberly.hall@email.ucr.edu

COMPARATIVE MEDIA STANDING SESSION: NETWORKS AND KNOWLEDGE

PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

Comics Get Medieval 2013 (First Call) (9/1/12; PCA Washington DC 3/27-30/13)

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

First Call for Papers
The Comics Get Medieval 2013:
A Continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics

PCA Washington, DC 3/27-30/13
Special Sessions of the Comic Art & Comics Area

Survival [update]

full name / name of organization: 
Michigan College English Association
contact email: 
edemerly@aol.com

http://www.michcea.com

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
Theme: Survival
Luncheon Speaker: Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence at GVSU

Fairy Tale Collection of Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Garbett M.A., ABD, Nadine Farghaly M.A.
contact email: 
Fairytale.Collection@gmx.de

The new millennium has born witness to a multitude of reinventions. Various mythological creatures have been reinvented, vampires, werewolves, and zombies to name but a few.

MPCA 2012-- Southern Literature and Culture

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

Call for Papers

The Hunger Games: Critical Examinations (deadline: June 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Deidre Evans Garriott, Julie Tyler, Whitney Jones; University of Tennessee
contact email: 
wjones23@utk.edu

We are seeking scholarly contributions and critical examinations focused on the young adult novel and cultural phenomenon The Hunger Games.

Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, Vol. 1, Issue 3. Upcoming submission deadline: April 6th

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Eastern Studies Student Association (MESSA) for the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Chicago
contact email: 
uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

We invite Master’s students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies.

AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium (June 29 - July 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Mikhail Koulikov, Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
contact email: 
mkoulikov@gmail.com

2012 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium
Los Angeles, CA: June 29 – July 2, 2012

The Golden Age: Nostalgia in Word and Image

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dundee
contact email: 
e.r.rogers@dundee.ac.uk

RJAS Call for Peer Reviewers - deadline April 11

full name / name of organization: 
Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS)
contact email: 
rjas@raas.ro, ggherasim@euro.ubbcluj.ro

The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS) is inviting applications for peer reivewers.

7th Annual Limina Conference: Humanising Collaboration

full name / name of organization: 
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
limina@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

The Conference will be held on the 7th of June 2012 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, with supplementary events on the 6th and the 8th.

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