category: childrens literature

Reading the Books of Nature (12/1/14;2/13/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Natures 2015: Seventh Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference
contact email: 
lgerigui@lasierra.edu

Authors and artists, from Galileo to Rousseau, Woolfe to Kingsolver, Attenborough to Cousteau, have been exploring how to read or record nature for thousands of years. We seek papers that continue this quest in the context of any genre, time period, or discipline within the humanities.

Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

Call For Proposals: “Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time”

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC): "UNBEARABLE" Keynotes Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman, February 20-21 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
contact email: 
themigc@gmail.com

*The 10th Annual* Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)
Call for Submissions
“UNBEARABLE”
KEYNOTES: LAUREN BERLANT (Chicago) and LEE EDELMAN (Tufts)

“Voyages” Conference - Spring 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN
contact email: 
agse.csunorthridge@gmail.com

voy•age
ˈvoi-ij/
noun:
1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space.
Synonyms: trip, expedition, excursion, tour

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.
contact email: 
andre.johnson@asurams.edu

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages
and Mass Communication.
Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) Call for Entries

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650
contact email: 
coldnoontravelpoetics@gmail.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R E N T R I E S
No. XI | Issue 4(1) | Jan '15
Deadline: November 20 2014

Introduction to Literature: Unique Approaches for Teaching Commonly Assigned Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Introduction to Literature Blog
contact email: 
introductiontoliteratureblog@gmail.com

Call for Proposals

CSUF Acacia Conference 2015: [Ab]Normativity and [Per]Formativity, 13-14 March 2015, California State University Fullerton

full name / name of organization: 
The Acacia Group, California State University, Fullerton
contact email: 
theacaciagroup.csuf@gmail.com

Conference Dates: Friday 13 March - Saturday 14 March 2015
Abstracts Due: Friday 19 December 2014

The TAU Literary and Visual Arts Journal: Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Shawna Rushford-Spence/Lourdes University
contact email: 
tau@lourdes.edu

Submission accepted NOW through January 30, 2015.

POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Email your titled submission to tau@lourdes.edu.

Rules for submission:

Queer Friendship in Children’s and YA Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
kproel4@hotmail.com

CFP: Queer Friendship in Children’s and YA Literature

Children's Literature Association Conference

Richmond, VA, June 18-20, 2015

Language/Knowledge/Power: A Graduate Conference - March 28, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
vt.egso@gmail.com

The English Graduate Student Organization of Virginia Tech welcomes papers and presentations related to this year’s conference theme: Language/Knowledge/Power.

Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submissions (deadline 2/15/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
ageculturehumanities@coastal.edu

Call for Submissions

Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015

For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:

[UPDATE] Young Shakespeare (extended deadline: 11/10/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Société Française Shakespeare
contact email: 
contact@societefrancaiseshakespeare.org

The 2015 Annual Conference of the French Shakespeare Society will take place in Paris in March 19-21, 2015.

California State, University, Long Beach -- Watermark 9 -- English Scholarly Journal -- Deadline February 2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Watermark Journal
contact email: 
watermarkjournal.editor@gmail.com.

Watermark, an annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our

Being Non/Human: Bodily Borders. Abstracts due 02/02/15. Conference on 17th June 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary University of London
contact email: 
being.non.human@gmail.com

‘Being Non/Human’ is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of ‘bodily borders’ and we invite any postgraduate or early career researcher interested in this theme to submit an abstract

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): C A L L F O R E N T R I E S

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
contact email: 
poetry@coldnoon.com | researchpapers@coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R E N T R I E S
No. XI | Issue 4(1) | Jan '15
Deadline: November 20 2014

'Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century' 7 May 2015. CFP Deadline 16 January 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University, UK
contact email: 
cncs@durham.ac.uk

‘Neither moral philosophy nor poetry condescends
to the monstrous or the abnormal,’
Thomas De Quincey, 1848.

Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century

The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
uncg.egsa.2015.conference@gmail.com

“The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future.” David Harvey

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things (April 10-11, 2015) Deadline: February 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
contact email: 
jpc0018@uah.edu

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Age, Culture, Humanities: Deadine for Issue #3 - 15 February 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
ageculturehumanities@coastal.edu

Call for Submissions

Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015

For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:

[UPDATE] Reading the Queer in Literature, Culture and Theory (edited volume). Deadline for submission (extended): Dec. 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee
contact email: 
subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com

Submissions are invited for a forthcoming edited volume on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of art, cinema, culture and popular culture, theory, philosophy and h

[UPDATE] NEW DEADLINE 17 December: "Entangled Histories and Cultures" 5th SILAS Conference, Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Irish Latin American Studies
contact email: 
silasucc2015@gmail.com

200 word abstracts/poster proposals due 17 December 2014

5th SILAS conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015.

Louisa May Alcott Society: American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference Boston May 21-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Louisa May Alcott Society (Contact Christine Doyle)
contact email: 
doylec@ccsu.edu

"Transatlantic Alcott": Louisa May Alcott's status as a quintessentially American writer notwithstanding, literature and life on the other side of "the pond" interested her immensely.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Disabilities Conference - April 10-11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research
contact email: 
lucas.f.wilson@vanderbilt.edu; topher.endress@gmail.com

We invite graduate and professional students, academics, professionals, and qualified undergraduate students to participate in Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research's first Inte

18th Annual CSLIS Conference (March 26-28, 2015), "The Fellowship of the Book: The Inklings in Community"

full name / name of organization: 
C. S. Lewis & Inklings Society
contact email: 
jbbrown@gcc.edu

At Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

Papers related to the works of C.S. Lewis, the Inklings, George MacDonald, and Dorothy L. Sayers are invited.

Fictions of Corporeal Diversity: A Symposium on Literary Disability Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Alan Gregory, Lancaster University
contact email: 
a.gregory5@lancaster.ac.uk

Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University
Thursday 4th June 2015
Keynote Speaker: David Bolt (Liverpool Hope University)

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Twentieth Century Women’s Writing (Edited Volume)

full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)
contact email: 
subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com & mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.
Scope of the volume:

"Transgressions," Illinois State University, April 17th [Proposals due Jan 1st]

full name / name of organization: 
Word's Worth English Studies Graduate Committee
contact email: 
krober2@ilstu.edu

Word’s Worth Call for Proposals

Technoculture Volume 5 (2015) Open Topic

full name / name of organization: 
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society
contact email: 
inquiries@tcjournal.org

"Intellectual Freedom:" Graduate Conference - University of South Carolina - Deadline Nov. 27, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Carolina Department of English
contact email: 
alcatusc@gmail.com

The ALC is pleased to announce The Second Annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

"Intellectual Freedom"

February 27-28, 2015

"Illustration and Gender" special issue of NCGS (3/15/15; Summer 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
contact email: 
kate.holterhoff@gmail.com

In Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875 (Ashgate 2012), Paul Goldman calls for an “enlargement” of illustration studies; “[t]he breadth and depth of what exists and remains relatively unexp

UPDATE: Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 20-22, 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Department
contact email: 
violationconference@gmail.com

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department. February 20-22, 2015.

*Update* Registration Open: The Wizard of Oz and the Cultural Imagination (Brighton, UK) - Nov 21-22, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Brighton
contact email: 
ozat75@gmail.com

Brighton University’s College of Arts and Bath Spa University are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the international and interdisciplinary conference, The Wizard of Oz and the C

Landscape, Space, and Place conference

full name / name of organization: 
Landscape Studies and Geography Department at Indiana University
contact email: 
IUlandscapeconference@gmail.com

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9th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana
February 26-28th 2015

Faculty Presentations will be February 26th in the Georgian Room (IMU)
Graduate Presentations will be February 27-28th in State Room East (IMU)

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Miranda Green-Barteet and Meghan Gilbert-Hickey
contact email: 
raceinyalit@gmail.com

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction

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