category: childrens literature

[UPDATE] Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)

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

We invite papers for a special session on “Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)” at the 111th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held

Time Travel in the Media

full name / name of organization: 
Joan Ormrod, Manchester Metropolitan University
contact email: 
j.ormrod@mmu.ac.uk

CfP: Time Travel in the Media

Native American Literature Session at the South Central MLA Conference New Orleans 10/3/2013 - 10/5/2013

full name / name of organization: 
South Central MLA - submission deadline: March 31, 2013
contact email: 
jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

South Central Modern Language Association is accepting 250-500 word abstract/proposals for its session on Native American Literature.

CFP for a Special Edition of Women's Writing on Victorian Bestsellers

full name / name of organization: 
Clare Clarke, Trinity College Dublin and Clare Gill, University of Southampton
contact email: 
clarkc11@tcd.ie and C.Gill@Soton.ac.uk

Queens of the Marketplace: nineteenth-century women writers and the rise of the bestseller

Integrating Ecocriticism in New and Established Curricula - MLA 2014 Special Session (January 2014, Chicago)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
pichugin@sas.upenn.edu

We invite papers on theory and best practices of introducing ecological themes and/or ecocritical discourse into literature and content-based language curricula.

Special Issue on Computational Models of Narrative

full name / name of organization: 
Literary & Linguistic Computing: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
contact email: 
markaf@mit.edu

Call for Papers
Special Issue on Computational Models of Narrative
Literary & Linguistic Computing: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

UPDATE Ecocriticism and Children's Literature (extended deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne Dickson Bruckner
contact email: 
lbruckner@chatham.edu

Seeking 150-200 word abstracts on eco-approaches to texts (primarily literary) for children and adolescents. This cfp is in response to the MLA 2014 theme--Vulnerable Times.

Children's Literature and the Common Core: proposed panel 2014 MLA

full name / name of organization: 
MLA: Division of Children's Literature
contact email: 
jcsusina@ilstu.ed

The Common Core State Standards is an education initiative that is making sweeping changes to the ways that literature will be taught in K-12 schools in the United States.

Fall Stories Conference — 18th-19th June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Zohar Hadroi-Allouche / University of Aberdeen
contact email: 
zohar@abdn.ac.uk

A Call For Papers

Fall narratives: an interdisciplinary perspective

18th-19th June 2014, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

[UPDATE] Purity: An Interdisciplinary Event 11th-12th July 2013

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex
contact email: 
purity-submissions@excursions-journal.org.uk

Update: Deadline for submissions is fast approaching! Please submit by 15th March.

“Purity is the power to contemplate defilement.” – Simone Weil

REMINDER (Deadline: March 15): MLA 2014 -- Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division -- Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Julien J. Simon
contact email: 
jjsimon@iue.edu

Call for Papers -- MLA 2014, Chicago
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
(Guaranteed sessions)

PANEL 1
Cognitive Approaches to Film
Theory; new interpretations; unexpected angles. We invite papers at the intersection of cognitive studies and the moving image. Send 300-word abstract and CV by March 15th; Julien Simon (jjsimon@iue.edu) and Lisa Zunshine (lisa.zunshine@gmail.com).

PANEL 2
Cognitive Historicist Approaches to Literature
Papers examining literary works (across cultural traditions) in relation to the ideas about the mind circulating when the works were produced. Send 300-word abstract and CV by March 15th; Julien Simon (jjsimon@iue.edu).

English 1700 to Present (PAMLA, November 1-3)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Harper / California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
stephanie.harper.15@my.csun.edu

This panel is a standing session at PAMLA and invites critical papers on any aspect of English literature since 1700.

Youth Literature and Media for the MPCA/ACA Conference (Oct. 11-13, 2013 in St. Louis, MO)

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

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Mapping Identity (PAMLA 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/PAMLA 2013
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one’s identity.

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference , University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference
contact email: 
rhss.conference@gmail.com

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference is to be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013.

[UPDATE] What's Material about Vulnerability? MLA, Chicago, Jan 9-12, 2014 (deadline: March 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Joanna Fax and Kimberly Macellaro/Rice University
contact email: 
jmf4@rice.edu; kam5@rice.edu

Seeking new perspectives on the place of materialist theory in the study of vulnerability in American culture, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature; racial, economic, sexual vulnerabi

Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies w/ Keynote by Robert N. Watson

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association & UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
memsa.ucla@gmail.com

The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invite graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom.

The AnaChronisT journal (5/31/2013) papers, interviews, book reviews

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

The AnaChronisT 18 (2013) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2013/4.

TYCA-NE 48th Annual Conference, October 3-5, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Two-Year College Association - Northeast
contact email: 
Ibucchino@bergen.edu

TYCA-NE of the National Council of Teachers of English is seeking presentation proposals for its October 2013 Conference.

Lost Boys and Girls: Children in/and War; November 1-3, 2013; San Diego, CA

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bsanfil@ucsc.edu

In war, children are both passive victims of violence and forced active killers. This panel seeks papers that examine children in war in fiction, non-fiction, and film.

SAMLA: English Graduate Studies Session: "The Romance between the Visual and the Printed Word" Nov. 8-10 Atlanta, GA

full name / name of organization: 
Ren Denton / University of Memphis
contact email: 
grdenton@memphis.edu

The Romance between the Visual and the Printed Word

Transnational America(s)

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Association for American Studies
contact email: 
iaas.symposium@gmail.com

IAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
May 18 2013
Trinity College, Dublin

Transnational America(s)

MLA 2014 Ecocriticsm and Children's Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne Dickson Bruckner
contact email: 
lbruckner@chatham.edu

Ecocriticism and Children's Literature. Seeking Abstracts for papers and texts (primarily literary) for children and adolescents. This cfp is in response to the MLA 2013 theme--Vulnerable Times.

March 25, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne Dickson Bruckner
contact email: 
lbruckner@chatham.edu

Ecocriticism and Children's Literature. Seeking Abstracts for papers and texts (primarily literary) for children and adolescents. This cfp is in response to the MLA 2013 theme--Vulnerable Times.

10th Latin American Robotic Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Universidad Católica de San Pablo - IEEE RAS Society
contact email: 
larslarc2013@gmail.com

LARS'2013 - 10th Latin American Robotic Symposium
October 21-27, 2013 - Arequipa, Perú
http://ucsp.edu.pe/lars2013

* INTRODUCTION

10th Latin American Robotic Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Universidad Católica de San Pablo - IEEE RAS Society
contact email: 
larslarc2013@gmail.com

LARS'2013 - 10th Latin American Robotic Symposium
October 21-27, 2013 - Arequipa, Perú
http://ucsp.edu.pe/lars2013

* INTRODUCTION

Diversity in Speculative Fiction, Loncon 3 Academic Programme

full name / name of organization: 
Loncon 3, The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention
contact email: 
emma.england@loncon3.org

Thursday 14 to Monday 18 August 2014
London, UK
http://loncon3.org/

Guests of Honour:
Iain M. Banks, John Clute, Malcolm Edwards, Chris Foss,
Jeanne Gomoll, Robin Hobb, Bryan Talbot

CFP Images of Children, March 30, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu or dolson@uta.edu

CFP: The child image

Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities, 28 June 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University
contact email: 
dmulegacyconference@gmail.com

Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities

Oceanic Literatures and Cultures Panel, PAMLA 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Hogue / Georgetown University
contact email: 
rhh23@georgetown.edu

This is a call for papers regarding literature of Oceania (Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Australia) at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association to be held on No

CFP: Masculinities - A Journal of Identity and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Masculinities - A Journal of Identity and Culture
contact email: 
masculinitiesjournal@gmail.com

MASCULINITIES
a journal of identity and culture

MFS Special Issue - Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
herman.145@gmail.com

Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction
Guest Editor: David Herman
Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2013

Special journal issue on Salman Rushdie, deadlines 3/30 and 7/15

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Review (journal of the South Asian Literary Association, an Allied Organization of the MLA
contact email: 
chauhanp@comcast.net

The juried journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites

[UPDATE] First Annual Fandom and Neomedia (FANS) Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
contact email: 
FANSConference@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the First Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 1 and 2 June 2013.

International Summer School: Representations of Horror in Contemporary Media and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
LMU Munich
contact email: 
prolit@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

International Summer School for Postgraduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

“Representations of Horror in Contemporary Media and Culture”
August 4-10, 2013 in Munich, Germany.

It was one of the central concerns of the age of Enlightenment to expel all sorts of spectres, monsters, and vampires from our conception of reality. But the present boom of horror figures in various media conveys the impression that despite the long-lasting historical changes resulting from that rationalistic era, these seemingly irrational phenomena have not

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