category: childrens literature

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

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

In many of the world’s most popular and well-known children’s tales, terrifying characters that belong better in a horror flick often rear their ugly heads.

“Hawthorne, Pleasure, Enjoyment and Leisure in the 19th-Century”

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Martin, University of Charleston
contact email: 
michaelmartin@ucwv.edu

For the 2013 Interdisciplinary Studies in the 19th-Century Conference and its stated theme of “Leisure! Fun!

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended until 15 June for The Maginalised Mainstream: Literature, Culture, and Popularity, 8-9 November 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English Studies, University of London; Goldsmiths College, University of Exeter
contact email: 
marginalisedmainstream@gmail.com

The Marginalised Mainstream addresses popular culture and its role in cultural production in the long twentieth century, especially under-valued and under-researched areas of the mainstream.

[UPDATE] Modernist Cultures: Proposed Special Issue on Comics and Modernism (extended deadline: 20 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

Abstracts by 9/30 for NeMLA (3/21-24, 2013) roundtable on ideas for a national Big Read

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Railton
contact email: 
brailton@fitchburgstate.edu

For those of us who care about making American literature more public, more connected to all Americans and their experiences, identities, and perspectives, the NEA’s Big Read program represents a gr

Chicana/o Studies ¡Ahora! Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism NACCS TEJAS FOCO February 21-23, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
contact email: 
mcmahonmr@utpa.edu

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
University of Texas—Pan American
Edinburg, Texas

February 21-23, 2013

Call for Proposals

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora! Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism NACCS TEJAS FOCO February 21-23, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
contact email: 
mas@utpa.edu

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
University of Texas—Pan American
Edinburg, Texas
February 21-23, 2013

Call for Proposals

Health and Illness in Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC), Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan
contact email: 
cameralove@tmu.edu.tw

TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012

[UPDATE] Teaching College-Level Literature: A Resource Guide

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Renee Pigeon, Dept. of English, CSU San Bernardino
contact email: 
drpigeon@gmail.com

Do you blog on topics related to teaching college/university-level English literature? If so, I'd like to include a link on the new resource guide described below. Queries and suggestions welcome: drpigeon@gmail.com

Death in Children’s Literature from Around the World

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
lclement@lakeheadu.ca

Recently children’s literature has begun to focus on death as a physical reality, philosophical concept, and social construct rather than as a tool to achieve a didactic or narrative agenda.

Returning to Oz: The Afterlife of Dorothy

full name / name of organization: 
Hic Dragones
contact email: 
conference@hic-dragones.co.uk

Papers are sought for a one-day conference in Manchester on representations and interpretations of Dorothy and Oz in popular culture. This conference seeks to address the perennial popularity of L.

"Food and Film" at bienniel Film and History Conference, 26-30 Sept. 2012, Milwaukee, WI

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Hertweck, University of Nevada, Reno
contact email: 
thertweck@unr.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Food of the Gods: The Mythic Poetics of Food, Drink, and Eating in Film and Television

The Artemis Archetype in Fiction, Film, and Television: NeMLA Mar. 21-24, 2013, Boston

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Redington Bobby/NeMLA
contact email: 
susanbobby9007@comcast.net; bobbysu@wesley.edu

Peggy Orenstein’s "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" examines the ubiquitous Disney Princesses and their stranglehold on girl culture.

[UPDATE]: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled “Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage” that the “growth of variety theat

Edited Collection: Queer Landscapes: Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy [Proposals Due July 31, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth McNeil and James Wermers / Arizona State University
contact email: 
mcneil@asu.edu

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS

TRANSCULTURAL UNDEADNESS: HISTORIES AND INCARNATIONS OF MULTIETHNIC HAUNTINGS AND HORROR

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Unites States (MELUS)
contact email: 
eandersd@gmu.edu, bussecj@mcmaster.ca

Call for Proposals for a Panel on

TRANSCULTURAL UNDEADNESS:
HISTORIES AND INCARNATIONS OF MULTIETHNIC HAUNTINGS AND HORROR

MELUS 2013
March 14-17, 2013
Downtown Pittsburgh

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies (9/30/2012; NeMLA 3/21-24/2013, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / ccliffor[at]bsc[dot]edu

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies
44th Annual Conference, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, MA

Comics Forum 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comics Forum
contact email: 
I.Hague@chi.ac.uk

Multiculturalism and Representation: A Conference on Comics

15 -16 November 2012, Leeds

[UPDATE] 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia
contact email: 
rkilpatr@westga.edu

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS--June 29, 2012

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

MMLA: The Short Fiction of George Saunders [respond by June 4, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Brendan Beirne New York University
contact email: 
bjb279@nyu.edu

Topic: The Short Fiction of George Saunders

[UPDATE] FRENZY! November 9-10, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
York University English Graduate Students' Association
contact email: 
2012frenzyconference@gmail.com

York University 2012 English Graduate Students’ Association Colloquium:

FRENZY
November 9-10, 2012

Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle; Deadline: August 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Bivona (Arizona State University), Helena Gurfinkel (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu, dbivona@asu.edu

Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle

1st Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries: Sport

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sport1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries: Sport

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

"Revisions, Retellings, and Adaptations:” September 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
MTSU English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
info@mtsuegso.org

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 5th MTSU EGSO Conference.

[UPDATE] "After Queer, After Humanism" Rice University English Symposium EXTENDED DEADLINE JUNE 1ST

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Lee Edelman (Tufts)

Roundtable Speakers: Judith Roof (Rice), Joseph Campana (Rice), Colleen Lamos (Rice), Timothy Morton (Rice), Renee Hoogland (Wayne State)

1st Global Conference: Transmedia Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
tm1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Transmedia Narratives

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Presentations:

SAMLA 2012: Beyond the Pleasure Principle?

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Division
contact email: 
gerard@utk.edu

We are seeking proposals for the Comparative Literature regular session at this year's South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting in Durham, NC from November 9 to 11.

To Whom Nothing is Given, Much is Required: Generational Obligation in Children’s Literature, MMLA Cincinnati Nov. 8-11

full name / name of organization: 
Niall Nance-Carroll / Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ncnance@ilstu.edu

To Whom Nothing is Given, Much is Required: Generational Obligation in Children’s Literature

/UPDATE/: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled “Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage” that the “growth of variety theat

Steampunks and Times Trans-shifters: Histories, Genres, Narratives An essay assemblage (abstracts for june 30 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Houlahan/ University of Waiakto, Hamilton, New Zealand
contact email: 
maph@waikato.ac.nz

Steampunks and Times Trans-shifters: Histories, Genres, Narratives
An essay assemblage
Edited by Mark Houlahan, Kirstine Moffat and Fiona Martin

[sic] – a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation - 5th Call for Papers: Art and Subversion

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] – a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation, http://www.sic-journal.org, University of Zadar
contact email: 
contact@sic-journal.org

[sic] – a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation
http://www.sic-journal.org
University of Zadar

5th Call for Papers: Art and Subversion

Identity, Place and Environment in Literature for Young People: A One Day Colloquium Sept 29th, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chichester
contact email: 
H.Dunkerley@chi.ac.uk

Plenary Speaker – Ré Ó Laighléis author of Terror on the Burren, Battle on the Burren.

CFP - Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 22-23 January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
contact email: 
conference@ganza.co.nz

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.

MPCA/ACA 2012: Harry Potter Panel (October 12-14, 2012)

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

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association invites panel and paper proposals for its annual conference.

Monsters and the Monstrous Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

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

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

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