category: childrens literature

(Re)Presenting the Archive [Update - Registration OPEN]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield, UK
contact email: 
archive@sheffield.ac.uk

In a Higher Education context where originality in research is increasingly valorised, what place is there for explicitly re-presentational practices such as scholarly editing and curating?

[UPDATE] Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

full name / name of organization: 
Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
neverowv1@southernct.edu

Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University--Saturday, April 20, 2013

[UPDATE] "Architecture and Literature: Reading the Room" (1-3 November, San Diego); Proposal Deadline: 15 April

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
stevensonlushbaugh@gmail.com

Baptism of Fire: The Birth of Modern British Fantasy in World War I; abstracts by 1 Sept 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Mythopoeic Press
contact email: 
Mythlore@mythsoc.org

Baptism of Fire: The Birth of Modern British Fantasy in World War I
edited by Janet Brennan Croft (Mythlore@mythsoc.org)

[UPDATE] Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities, 28 June 2013 [CFP Submission Deadline 16 April 2013]

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

This conference focuses on the influence of cultural ‘legacies’ within current humanities research.

CFP: Folklore and Mythology panel at PAMLA

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

Concepts of, and related to, folklore and mythology are seemingly greater than ever, and as such we embrace a wide variety of takes on the panel's theme.

[UPDATE] The Sentimental Worlds of Ray Bradbury (MLA, 9-12 January 2014, Chicago), Final extension to 3/23/2013

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Lawrence and Andrea Krafft
contact email: 
BradburyMLA@gmail.com

Ray Bradbury was writing science fiction during the infancy of the genre and gained mainstream popularity during the 1950s.

[new deadline: 30 April 2013] Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool
contact email: 
painpara@liv.ac.uk

Link to CFP: http://melancholyandpain.liv.ac.uk/?page_id=2

Keynotes:

- Dr Nick Davis, University of Liverpool
- Professor Chris Eccleston, University of Bath

AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Anime Expo / Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation /
contact email: 
mkoulikov@gmail.com

Call for Papers / Call for Speakers
2013 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

July 4 – July 7
Anime Expo 2013
Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Humor in the Digital Age -- SAMLA (Atlanta, 11/8-11/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)
contact email: 
pkunze@lsu.edu

The American Humor Studies Association seeks papers for a panel, “Humor in the Digital Age,” for the 2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference at the Marriott Atlanta from

[Deadline Extended] Literature, Space and Geography

full name / name of organization: 
Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
inquire@ualberta.ca

3.2 ‘Neither Here Nor There: The (Non-)Geographical Futures of Comparative Literature’

The Queer Roald Dahl Collection - Abstracts due May 15, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Mitchell
contact email: 
jennifermitchell6@weber.edu

Roald Dahl has been the recipient of a slew of insults from anti-Semite to misogynist to general misanthrope.

Magic and Dreams and Good Madness: Sociology and Neil Gaiman

full name / name of organization: 
Gráinne O'Brien and Alexandra Dunne
contact email: 
goodmadnesscfp@gmail.com

Neil Gaiman is considered one of the most popular authors of science fiction and fantasy alive today.

[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)

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