category: childrens literature

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Chester (UK)
contact email: 
matt.davies@chester.ac.uk

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary ‘Spectres of Class’ conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approac

Reading Jacqueline Wilson (UPDATE)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Lancashire
contact email: 
HFDay@uclan.ac.uk

Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, there’s hardly a young person in the UK that hasn’t heard of Jacqueline Wilson.

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
jada.augustine@gmail.com

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

Civil War Literature Panel, American Literature Association (ALA 2011 May 26-29, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Crowell
contact email: 
crowell2@illinois.edu

Despite the Civil War’s lasting impact on popular culture in the U.S., the literature of the Civil War period remains an understudied area of nineteenth-century American literary studies.

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. “Texts” are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org

Decomposing Fictions: A Special Issue of Horror Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Bruhm
contact email: 
sbruhm2@uwo.ca

Julia Kristeva’s work on abjection reminds us that horror is often keyed to things that decompose, rot, or lose their form.

Proposals in HORROR Scholarship @ the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art Conference

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
contact email: 
brockservaisrl@longwood.edu

Zombies in love….Clowns in the sewer…..Cloven hoofs wobbling in cowboy boots….

When does the sublime become the absurd? The horrific, the laughable?

UPDATE: Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (Deadline: 11/12/10; Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term “Weltliteratur,” Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin’s entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin’s involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin’s own reading? This seminar invites papers on Benjamin’s own voracious reading and critical commentary, from major essays like “Unpacking My Library” to casual evidence of his reading preferences, such as the mention of William Faulkner’s Light In August in one of Benjamin’s final letters to Theodor Adorno.

Changing the Language Game (Due: Dec 15, Conference: Jan 28)

full name / name of organization: 
UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
egsa@uncc.edu

UNC Charlotte’s English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers.

[UPDATE] Francophonies: The Living and The Dead, March 18th-19th 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

The Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Francophonies: The Living and The Dead
March 18-19th 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Rattle Journal - A Journal at the convergence of Art and Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Rattle Journal (UK)
contact email: 
editorial@rattlejournal.org.uk

Call for short critical and theoretical work on Art, Writing and Visual Cultures.

2011 CLIFF: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Michigan Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum
contact email: 
CLIFF.umich@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

*
Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio

Images, Imagination and Children’s Literature: Graphic Novels and Picture Books through History.

full name / name of organization: 
Children's Literature Society/American Literature Association
contact email: 
lsalem@mail.sdsu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
MAY 26-29, 2011
Boston, MA

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE SOCIETY

The Digital Worlds of Children’s Literature: From Video Games to the iPad

full name / name of organization: 
Children's Literature Society/American Literature Association
contact email: 
dorothy.g.clark@csun.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
MAY 26-29, 2011
Boston, MA

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE SOCIETY

Women of Color and Trauma in Narratives of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
patricia.hopkins@cnu.edu

Voices are central to the treatment of trauma, and it is this centrality that makes the connection between trauma and literature so rich.

Return of the Ring

full name / name of organization: 
Tolkien Society, UK
contact email: 
programme@returnofthering.org

J.R.R. Tolkien is an author who excites diverse critical response from both academia and non-academia.

Trauma and the Woman of Color in Narratives of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
patricia.hopkins@cnu.edu

Women’s roles are historically remembered as primarily passive on both sides of “the color line”: while White women’s bodies have historically been protected and defended, women of color have

Comparative Melodrama (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Sheetal Majithia
contact email: 
sm188@nyu.edu

Cultural criticism and film history once approached melodrama as a failed and lowbrow form of tragedy characterized by excessive rhetoric, one-dimensional characterizations, and schematized moral

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege - March4-6th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University
contact email: 
mcgillconference2011@gmail.com

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

Book Reviews – Mind/Body Relationships

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue

Contemporary Interpretations

full name / name of organization: 
CSU Chico EGSC Fall Symposium
contact email: 
espangler2@csuchico.edu

2010 EGSC FALL SYMPOSIUM: “Contemporary Interpretations: Expanding Boundaries with Inquiry”
CSU, Chico Performing Arts Center November 13, 2010

Kate Chopin panel at 2011 ALA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Chopin International Society
contact email: 
kpobrien@olemiss.edu

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.

Manifest Identity [UPDATE] - February 25-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
NC State Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
aegs.symposium@gmail.com


North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
February 25-26, 2011

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator’s organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term “text” itself, as “text” has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

Faith and the Supernatural: 2011 Southeast Region CCL, April 7-9, 2011 (deadline: 1/15/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
contact email: 
sclements@regent.edu

Throughout history, we have used stories about the supernatural to better understand faith – to better understand what to believe in and what it means to believe.

CFP: Adaptation as Process (2011 ACA/PCA Conference-San Antonio): 4/20/11-4/23/11

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
ndicecco@sfu.ca

The Adaptation Section of the PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011; proposal deadline Dec. 8th 2010
San Antonio, TX

2011 PCA/ACA National Conference-Fat Studies Area

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
contact email: 
jmccross@gwmail.gwu.edu or goddess_les@yahoo.com

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat

[REMINDER] CFP: British Women Writers Conference 2011 -- "Curiosities"

full name / name of organization: 
Eugenia Gonzalez
contact email: 
eugenia.osu@gmail.com

The 19th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Website: http://bwwc2011.osu.edu

Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (11/1/10; 3/31/11-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term “Weltliteratur,” Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow.

ANN: John G. Cawelti Award, deadline 12/31/10

full name / name of organization: 
American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
wagaman@h-net.msu.edu OR clr5@psu.edu

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is now accepting nominations for the 2010 John G. Cawelti Award in Popular and American Culture.

Mythology in Contemporary Culture, April 20 - 23, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association Annual National Conference, San Antonio, Texas
contact email: 
earth2k8@mac.com

Mythology in Contemporary Culture

2nd Global Conference: The Gothic - Exploring Critical Issues (Warsaw, Poland: May 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
goth2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
The Gothic - Exploring Critical Issues

Monday 16th May – Wednesday 18th May 2011
Warsaw, Poland

Call for Papers

Tolkien Conference April 8-10 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Tolkien at the University of Vermont
contact email: 
cvaccaro@uvm.edu

Tolkien at the University of Vermont 2011, an annual academic conference devoted to the texts of J.R.R.

Undergraduate essays in the humanities

full name / name of organization: 
The Valley Humanities Review
contact email: 
eldred@lvc.edu

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2011 Issue.

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