category: childrens literature

Nonhuman Narratives - Weds 27 April 2011 - UK

full name / name of organization: 
Bournemouth University, UK
contact email: 
jround@bournemouth.ac.uk

The Narrative Research Group, based in the Media School at Bournemouth University, will be hosting their second symposium at the Executive Business Centre on Wednesday 27 April 2011.

Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012, Jan 5-8]

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring o

RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ.

Folia linguistica et litteraria - scientific journal for language and literature studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Montenegro
contact email: 
foliaredakcija@gmail.com.

Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.

[UPDATE] Fin-de-Siecle Pedagogies; MLA, Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu

Topics may include, but are not limited to: the dissemination of sexual “knowledge,” lecture tours, public health education, schools & universities, homoeroticism and pedagogy, education & the New

Special Issue: Boys in Film [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffery P. Dennis/Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies
contact email: 
dennisjp@oneonta.edu

The submission deadline for the Boys in Film special issue of Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies has been extended to April 1st.

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries,​" Rutgers Interdisci​plinary Humanities Conference (2.26.11)

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University
contact email: 
tyler.bradway@gmail.com

Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together

Haunted Men: Masculinity in the Ghost Stories of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras (One Day Symposium 5th September 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University College Falmouth, Uk, www.falmouth.ac.uk
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk

Keynote Speaker: Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University

Essay Collection: Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Due: July 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore
contact email: 
jenniferailles@yahoo.com, mooredonaldg@gmail.com

Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Due: July 1, 2011

Edited by Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore

CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on Children and Periodicals

full name / name of organization: 
Courtney Weikle-Mills, Guest Editor
contact email: 
cweikle@yahoo.com

American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on children and periodicals.

Call For Paper SPECS March 15, 2011 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts
contact email: 
critical@specsjournal.org

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

Why Comics Are and Are Not Picture Books

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Discussion Group on Comics & Graphic Narratives
contact email: 
charles.hatfield@gmail.com

Proposed panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 5-8 Jan. 2012, Seattle, Washington.

Neil Gaiman and Feminism Essay Collection (01 April 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker/Claremont Graduate University
contact email: 
gaimanandfeminism@gmail.com

Call for Essays:

Death, Desire, Fury, and Delirium: Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Edited by Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker

Inventors and Inventing in Young Adult/Children's Literature MLA 2012, 5–8 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick/MLA 2012 (Special Session)
contact email: 
kdorwick@louisiana.edu

Session organizer seeking 250-300 word abstracts and short biographies (100 to 150 words) of relevant scholarship for a proposed special session at MLA 2012, Seattle WA.

UPDATE: Great Writing - Creative Writing Conference [UK] (3/30/11; 6/18/11 - 6/19/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing International Creative Writing in Universities Conference
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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****Limited Call for Papers****

Great Writing 2011

The UK’s 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London

The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (4/26/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2.

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its third issue, themed “Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure."

Call for Papers - Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference - JUNE 13th - 14th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Brock University, St. Catharines, ON Canada
contact email: 
mdanahay@brocku.ca

REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS

Interacting with Immersive Worlds: Third Brock University Conference on the Interactive Arts & Sciences

BROCK UNIVERSITY, ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO

Modernism and Picture Writing (Modernist Studies Association, October 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
gw12@queensu.ca

How and why do modernist writers and artists write with images or pictorialize with words, whether in experimental literature and fine arts, or in popular arts such as children╒s literature or comic

SAMLA 2011- Abiding Disturbance: Dystopias in Children's Culture (5/1/2011 abstracts, 11/4-6/2011 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Dusenberry
contact email: 
ldusenbe@ufl.edu

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE DISCUSSION CIRCLE (SAMLA)
Abiding Disturbance: Dystopias in Children's Culture

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

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

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

Papers on New England Authors/Theme

full name / name of organization: 
Connecticut Review
contact email: 
linjz@easternct.edu

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University.

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers- Rupture Symposium 2011 (abstracts due 1 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
ruptureCFP@ntu.edu.sg

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of “rupture” in literature.

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (November 5-6, 2011; Paper Proposal Deadline 3/25)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.

UPDATE - RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ Oct 6-8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rmmla@wsu.edu

CFP at www.rmmla.org -- Deadline to submit paper proposals to session chairs is MARCH 1. Visit:

http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature (15 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference
contact email: 
Elizabeth Talafuse; talafuse@tamu.edu

ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature

CFP: Madness - Probing the Boundaries (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mad4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Madness: Probing the Boundaries

Tuesday 27th September – Thursday 29th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

Contribute a chapter to "The Hero's Quest"

full name / name of organization: 
Bernard Schweizer
contact email: 
schweizerb@yahoo.com

Seeking essays for an upcoming volume of criticism on literary works that deal with the theme of "The Hero's Quest." The volume will be part of Salem Press' and EBSCO's Critical Insights series, a lit

Call for Applications for the Position of Editorial Assistant(s) to JVC Online

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Hager
contact email: 
lisa,hager@uwc,edu

Journal of Victorian Culture
Editorial Assistant(s) and Postgraduate Publication Opportunities

Absurdity and the Everyday May 17-18 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Washington
contact email: 
absurdityandtheeveryday@gmail.com

Absurdity and the Everyday
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
May 17-18, 2011

https://sites.google.com/site/absurdityandtheeveryday/

Book Prize call for submissions (March 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association for American Studies
contact email: 
Jason.Haslam@dal.ca

The Canadian Association for American Studies would like to call for submissions for the first annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of the CAAS.

[UPDATE] Women's Voices in Poetry at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

CFP: Monsters and the Monstrous 9 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
m9@inter-disciplinary.net

9th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Saturday 10th September – Tuesday 13th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

“Why Comics Are and Are Not Picture Books”: MLA Proposed Session (5 March 2011; 5-8 Jan. 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
A Joint Proposal by the MLA Children's Literature Division and the MLA Comics and Graphic Narratives Discussion Group
contact email: 
charles.hatfield@gmail.com

This panel will explore the possible relationships between comics and picture books, two imagetext genres implicated in children’s literacy learning which, despite overlapping formally and aesthetic

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