category: childrens literature

Messengers from the Stars - Episode III

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
contact email: 
mensageirosdasestrelas@gmail.com

The first two editions of the Conference Messengers from the Stars (Episode I and II), organized in 2010 and 2012, gained a significant success.

[UPDATE] NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Session Proposals *Two Week Reminder*

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
support@nemla.org

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Hosted by Ryerson University

International Conference: Language, Literature, and Ecoculture -- 23-25 July 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association
contact email: 
conference@cella-cameroon.org

Language, Literature and Ecoculture
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea, South West Region, Cameroon
23-25 July 2014

[UPDATE] Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Örebro, Sweden 26-27 September 2014, Abstract Deadline May 8

full name / name of organization: 
SAAS, Swedish Association for American Studies
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Eighth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies
Örebro, 26-27 September 2014
Second Call for Papers: Call for Contributions to Panels

Teaching Popular Culture: Presentations & Discussants

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
rhackey@providence.edu

There are two calls within this CFP for the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association annual conference on October 24-25 at Providence College in Providence, RI

Friday 23rd May - Annual American Studies Postgraduate Conference at University of Manchester, UK

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester
contact email: 
americanstudiesconference2014@gmail.com

The Annual American Studies Postgraduate Conference
Graduate School, Ellen Wilkinson Building
The University of Manchester
Friday 23rd May

15 September 2014--Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc. We currently seek scholarly papers to include in the publication.

Pop Culture in Context

Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015) will also feature a section of papers devoted to popular culture and its contexts. Papers submitted to “Pop Culture in Context” should explore the ways in which popular culture circulates within texts, replicates itself through texts, or creates and shapes its own contexts through texts. A “text” may be visual or cultural; it need not be strictly literary. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• Is popular culture primarily subversive or conservative?
• In what ways do the concerns of popular novels, graphic novels, films, music, and television series intersect with those of more canonical literary works?
• How are issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality explored and represented in popular contexts?
• To what degree is an understanding of how popular culture functions becoming an intrinsic part of our studies of anthropology, economics, history, literature, political science, sociology, art, culture, etc.?

“The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future”: Selected Papers

Once again, our Fall/Winter issue will feature selected papers from Southern Connecticut State University’s Annual Graduate Conference. Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015) will highlight selected papers from the April 26, 2014, conference, “The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future.”

Book Reviews

We are seeking book reviews of scholarly texts that have been published within the past two years (2012 to present). Reviews should be no more than 1,000 words and should conform to the MLA guidelines listed below.

Submission Guidelines

The submission deadline for our Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue will be September 15, 2014.

Please send submissions electronically to textincontext.southernct@gmail.com as MS Word email attachments, indicating in the body of the email to which section you are submitting your paper. Our editorial board employs anonymous peer review in its selection process; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself.

Submissions should be no longer than 2,500 words in length, set in 12pt, Palatino font, double-spaced, with 1” margins, and adhere to 2009 MLA style. All submissions must be the author’s original thought and therefore must include a complete works cited page also in MLA format. Please also include a short abstract and third-person author bio, no more than 150 words each.

If figures, illustrations, and/or video clips accompany the submission, please present them in separate files. The author has sole responsibility for any copyright permissions and fees.

Requirements

Authors must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study at an accredited university. Submissions must be previously unpublished, but the author retains future publishing rights.

Editorial Board

Chelsea Dodds
Jennifer Garcia
Nicole Lowman
Andrew Phelps
Katie Sutton

Theorising the Popular fifth international conference

full name / name of organization: 
Liverpool Hope University
contact email: 
millerj@hope.ac.uk

Liverpool Hope University,
July 30th-July 1st 2014

[UPDATE] (Post)Graduate Travel Grants available for DNS Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’

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

The 15th David Nichol Smith Seminar organizing committee is pleased to announce that they will be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to expand postgraduate participation in the 2014 ‘Id

Indigenous Studies

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

Call for Papers

Indigenous Studies Area - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014.

[update] Submission deadline extended to May 15; Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Troy University
contact email: 
troyreadingmatters@troy.edu, pmenon@troy.edu

Reading Matters
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference
Call for Presentations:

[UPDATE} The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sydney
contact email: 
vanessa.smith@sydney.edu.au

EXTENDED and FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000
July 1-4 2014
University of Sydney

http://novelnetwork.org/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

"Heroes in Popular Culture": MPCA Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Oct. 3-5, 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Jef Burnham, DePaul University
contact email: 
jefburnham@gmail.com

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Announcing Reconstruction 14.1 The Undead Arcade

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

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 14.1 The Undead Arcade
Featuring original artwork by Amanda Lee Stillwell

FANS Conference [UPDATE]

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

Updated hotel information:

CPF PAMLA Conference, 2014 Special Session: “That Old Black Magic”: Temporality of Magic

full name / name of organization: 
Sören Fröhlich / University of California, San Diego
contact email: 
sfrohlic@ucsd.edu

Recent scholarship in the ‘temporal turn’ has raised fundamental questions in the intersection of time and cultural representations ().

'Conversations with Tradition' conference

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

Conversations with Tradition

Fashion Area at 2014 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

FASHION
2013 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Women and Work in Literature - Proposals Due May 15

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

How do writers represent the work of being women—where “work” is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and dome

Call for Bloggers: International Gothic Association Postgrad Blog

full name / name of organization: 
International Gothic Association
contact email: 
lrk207@lehigh.edu

Call for Bloggers: International Gothic Association Postgraduate Blog

CCHA: Southern Sensations and Sensibilities Oct. 30 - Nov.1 Tampa FL

full name / name of organization: 
The Community College Humanities Association, Southern Division
contact email: 
cchatampa@hccfl.edu

The Community College Humanities Association, Southern Division, invites proposals from faculty, graduate students and administrators on “Southern Sensations and Sensibilities.” The theme highligh

Modernism and the Child [MSA 16: Pittsburgh, PA: November 6-9]

full name / name of organization: 
Marcie Rovan
contact email: 
rovanm@duq.edu

Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, "Confluence and Division"
Nov. 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA

UPDATE: Urban Studies CFP

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
Deadline: April 30, 2014

UPDATE: 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

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA

Department of Pan-African Studies to Hold Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University
contact email: 
bmbaye@kent.edu

Department of Pan-African Studies to Hold Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society, 4-6 September 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Perris, Classics Programme, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
contact email: 
simon.perris@vuw.ac.nz

Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society
Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), 4-6 September 2014

[DEADLINE REMINDER]: "Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
hd9345@my.bristol.ac.uk

From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's
Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This

‘Ideas and Enlightenment’ The Long Eighteenth Century (Down Under) DNS 10-13 December 2014, proposals due 15 June

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

‘Ideas and Enlightenment’
The Long Eighteenth Century (Down Under)

David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV

10-13 December 2014
The University of Sydney

CFP: The Child Image

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

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Spring 2014 issue (deadline April 2

UPDATE - Articles on various works/authors/aspects of World Literatures in English

full name / name of organization: 
THE INDIAN REVIEW OF WORLD LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
contact email: 
ganesanbalan@gmail.com

The Indian Review of World Literature in English

worldlitonline.net

[UPDATE] Liminality in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Conference 2014, Riverside, CA
contact email: 
msimental@gmail.com

This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personae, and liminal landscapes in works of American Literature.

[UPDATE]New Literatures in English

full name / name of organization: 
Dr R.P. Singh Associate Professor Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow Pin- 226007 rpsingh.lu@gmail.com Phone-09415159137
contact email: 
rpsingh.lu@gmail.com

[UPDATE]New Literatures in English
Dr R.P. Singh
Associate Professor
Department of English and Modern European Languages,

Call for Submissions - April 15, 2014 - Short Articles

full name / name of organization: 
US Editors / The New Union
contact email: 
editorsustnu@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Issue 2

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY, 13-15 November, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 
asat@shsu.edu

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Exploring Liminality in Anglophone Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Universidade de Vigo & Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies
contact email: 
asyras2015@uvigo.es

In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the Univers

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