category: childrens literature

Aging and the Posthuman (26 March deadline; MLA '15)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association Age Studies Discussion Group
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu; jboyle@coastal.edu

In a scholarly context that is increasingly turning to the posthuman, the transhuman, and the virtual, explorations of the embodied experience of age and its cultural resonances offer crucial insights

Bristol Journal of English Studies, Issue 5, Rebirth

full name / name of organization: 
Bristol Journal of English Studies
contact email: 
bristoljournalofenglishstudies@gmail.com

Bristol Journal Of English Studies call for submissions
Issue 5, Autumn 2014

Limina Annual Conference - Call for Papers - 'Fear and Loathing'

full name / name of organization: 
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
liminajournal@gmail.com

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies will hold its 9th Annual conference at the University of Western Australia on Friday the 20th of June, 2014.

[UPDATE] Affect and the Short Story

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Ardoin
contact email: 
pa09d@my.fsu.edu

Journal of the Short Story in English announces a call for papers for an upcoming special section—“Affect and the Short Story (Cycle)”.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Cash Awards Announcements

full name / name of organization: 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
noelle.baker@me.com AND kboudreau@WPI.EDU

The Emerson Society announces three cash awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson: Research Grant, Pedagogy or Community Project Award, and Subvention Award. Deadline April 1.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Visualizing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, July 4th, 2014
contact email: 
fantastikaconference@gmail.com

Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (November 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
2014ealaconference@gmail.com

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

Theme: Literature and Emotions

March 15 Deadline for abstracts: George Sand and Childhood at the MLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Marcoline / George Sand Association
contact email: 
marcoline@uhcl.edu

In the Notice to _Gabriel_, Sand draws a direct connection between fiction and childhood: "[Les enfants] vivent, par leurs jeux mêmes, dans un milieu fictif,

Face, Faces, The Phenomenology of Face, Conference, October 19-22, 2014, Athens, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
Nomadikon Center for the Visual Arts, Bergen, NO and The Center for the Ethics of Seeing, Albany, NY
contact email: 
ledbettm@strose.edu

“Face, Faces, The Phenomenology of the Face”

Contemporary Studies: Midwest PCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
jhines7@knights.ucf.edu

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
contact email: 
brandi.so@stonybrook.edu

How does an edition function as a site of memory?

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
white4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June,2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz
contact email: 
mbasu@illinois.edu, aulanow@ufl.edu

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body.

Visionary Texts Past and Present: Reimagining the World

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association at York University
contact email: 
olga.stein1@yahoo.ca

Visionary texts have shaped the world throughout history.

[UPDATE] Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

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

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

CfP Special Issue: Early Career Researchers II

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum
contact email: 
l.czarnowsky@uni-koeln.de

Special Issue - Early Career Researchers II

ENCLS/REELC 6th Biennial Congress: "Longing and Belonging"

full name / name of organization: 
European Network for Comparative Literature and Comparative Literature Association of Ireland
contact email: 
brigitte.lejuez@dcu.ie

The congress will take place in two places (2 days each) Dublin City University and National University of Ireland, Galway
Dates: 24-28 August 2015

Urban Studies (MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
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

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

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

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity.

SALA proposal for non-guaranteed session at the 2015 MLA Convention

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
quazi@tarleton.edu

Canada and the US West Coast as Sites of Memory of intersections, parallels, and tensions for the South Asian Diaspora. Send 200-word abstracts and cv to quazi@tarleton.edu by March 15.

Diaries and Diary Fiction (MLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Desiree Henderson
contact email: 
dhenderson@uta.edu

Special Session for 2015 Modern Language Association Conference (Vancouver).

[UPDATED] The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

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

UPDATED 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:

CFP: New Writing: International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing - 5/1/14

full name / name of organization: 
New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing
contact email: 
editor@newwritingjournal.com

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

Short Fiction: Theory and Criticism (SCMLA 2014, Austin, TX; Abstract Deadline March 31st)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
marsdensj@sfasu.edu

We invite papers exploring short fiction or the theory of short fiction from any period.

[UPDATE] CFP, 45th Mythopoeic Society Conference, 8-11 August, Wheaton College, Norton MA

full name / name of organization: 
Mythopoeic Society
contact email: 
d.oberhelman@okstate.edu

Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Society Conference 45
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Friday, August 8 through Monday, August 11, 2014
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/45/

WHERE FANTASY FITS

"III International Conference on the American Literary West" (U.Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: October 8-10, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
REWEST (UPV/EHU, U. Basque Country)
contact email: 
rewest2014@gmail.com

THE AMERICAN LITERARY WEST: A TERRITORY WITHOUT BORDERS?
III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
UPV/EHU (UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY)
VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN, OCTOBER 8-10, 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Death and the Maiden: A Special Issue of Writing from Below - 28 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Writing from Below
contact email: 
S.Abblitt@latrobe.edu.au

Huzzah! We're extending the deadline for submissions for our upcoming Death & the Maiden special issue. You now have until Friday 28 March 2014.

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture CFP deadline 4/30/14 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 3-5 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
eclark@smumn.edu

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5
JW Marriott Indianapolis

International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijhcs.chief.editor@gmail.com

full name / name of organization:
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies
contact email:
ijhcs.chief.editor@gmail.com

South Asians in Africa [MLA]

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association National Convention
contact email: 
mchakraborty@colum.edu

The South Asian Literary Association and the African Literature Division of the Modern Language Association invite papers on the following topic for MLA 2015 in Vancouver--

CFP: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
contact email: 
CDBL@Brown.edu

How does an edition function as a site of memory?

Food and Eating: From the Literal to the Metaphorical

full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds postgraduate journal
contact email: 
editors@harts-minds.co.uk

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on topics relating to the subject of Food and Eating: from the literal to the metaphorical, for the next edition

Sisterhood and Social Justice in Children's and Young Adult Literature--MLA 2015 (Jan 8-11, 2015)--abstracts due March 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Children's Literature Association/MLA Women's Studies Div.
contact email: 
mjmoran@ilstu.edu and detlofmm@miamioh.edu

Sisterhood remains a powerful way of imagining relationships among women, ranging in its symbolism from supportive friendship to the evil stepsister.

The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present), An International Workshop, 4-5 December 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ertegun Graduate Programme in the Humanities, Oxford Centre for Global History and the Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar, University of Oxford
contact email: 
globalhistoryofthebook@gmail.com

The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present) is a two-day interdisciplinary workshop organised by doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in conjunction with the English Faculty’s Postcolonial

EXTENDED DEADLINE: BCLA PG Conference "Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti-)Canon"

full name / name of organization: 
BCLA, Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews, Scottish PEN
contact email: 
bcla.alternatives@gmail.com

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: 10th MARCH 2014
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BCLA Postgraduate Conference

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