category: childrens literature

writing about literature, justice, law, social change

full name / name of organization: 
Beth Ayer / Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

Masculine Identifications 9-11 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Huddersfield, UK
contact email: 
conference.presentations05@hud.ac.uk

Plenary speakers:
Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan

Journal of Literary Onomastics

full name / name of organization: 
Stefan Jurasinski, English, SUNY Brockport
contact email: 
sjurasin@brockport.edu

The Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published annually by the State University of New York at Brockport, is the only scholarly periodical concerned with the linguistic and philological aspects o

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs
An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

Call for Proposals by April 15, 2010, Permanent Section on Bibliography and Textual Studies: Mapping the Communications Circuit

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
matthew-lavin@uiowa.edu

The MMLA’s permanent section on bibliography and textual studies seeks proposals for papers discussing points of contact between the "history of the book” and literary studies.

CFP - ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature - June 12th-13th 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
uottawa.conference@gmail.com

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ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature
The Fifth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

June 12th-13th, 2010

Call for Papers

PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation?

Sirens - 10/7 - 10/10; deadline May 7

full name / name of organization: 
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences
contact email: 
programming at sirensconference.org

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

[Update]: Philosophy of Language and Narrative (3/15/10; MLA 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Bartlett
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

What can the philosophy of language contribute to narrative theory?

Contemporary Literature and Its Contexts 1st-2nd July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kaye Mitchell, The University of Manchester, UK
contact email: 
kaye.mitchell@manchester.ac.uk

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE & ITS CONTEXTS

Centre for New Writing, The University of Manchester, 1st-2nd July 2010

Confirmed keynotes/participants:
Martin Amis
Prof. Peter Boxall (Sussex)

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Writing Our Environment

full name / name of organization: 
The IOWA ENGLISH BULLETIN (journal of the Iowa Council of Teachers of English)
contact email: 
iowaenglishbulletin@gmail.com

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Call for Submissions
Iowa English Bulletin, Issue #45: Writing Our Environment

(UPDATE) Storytelling and Fortune Telling (MLA 2011 Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Sophie Létourneau
contact email: 
sophie.letourneau@mcgill.ca

Why is fortune telling often used as a narrative device?

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland
contact email: 
info@uidconference.com

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

Harry Potter Casebook abstracts by 30 June 2010; completed essays by 31 Dec. 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Cynthia J. Hallett and Dr. Peggy J. Huey / Palgrave Macmillan Publishers
contact email: 
cynthia.hallett@gmail.com, hueypj@verizon.net

Call for Submissions

Harry Potter Casebook contracted for publication with Palgrave Macmillan Publishers

Journals and Collection of Essays

full name / name of organization: 
The Indian Review of World Literature in Einglish -http://www.worldlitonline.net
contact email: 
ganesanbalan@yahoo.com

The Indian Review of World Literature in English
(http://www.worldlitonline.net)
Call for Papers

Global Aging: Arts and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tanton@depaul.edu

African Studies at Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference 1-3 October 2010

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

Call for Proposals
African Studies
at
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2010
Minneapolis, MN!
Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2010

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

CFP: New German Review

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies. September 24-25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern State University (co-chair)
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 24-25, 2010 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 5/15/10; 11/5-7

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Children's Literature Discussion Circle
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Textual adaptations of traditional literatures have long been written and discussed.

MLA 2011 -- Liberal Learning Online

full name / name of organization: 
Tena Helton
contact email: 
thelt2@uis.edu

Description: Papers may discuss the effect of online teaching on liberal arts education, examine implications of (a)synchronous methodologies, and determine effective assessment measures.

[UPDATE] INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH & MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE EXTENSION 01 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

(dis)junctions 2010: States of Crisis April 9-10th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions UC Riverside's Annual Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
(dis)junctions2010@gmail.com

Call for Papers: General Topic, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California Riverside’s Seventeenth Annual Graduate Humanities Conference

States of Crisis: (dis)junctions 2010

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH AND MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE 15 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

'After the Modern' Postgraduate Symposium, 16-17 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Malta
contact email: 
aftermodern2010@um.edu.mt

University of Malta
Department of English
Postgraduate Symposium
After the Modern: Language, Literature, Culture

Venue:
Valletta Campus,
Old University Building,
St Paul Street,
Valletta

[UPDATE] Victorian Grotesque (NAVSA 2010 Conference - Montreal 11/11-11/13 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Summer Star
contact email: 
summer_star@umail.ucsb.edu

Victorian Grotesque (NAVSA 2010 Conference - Montreal 11/11-11/13 2010)

Victorian Grotesque
NAVSA 2010 Panel (subject to approval)

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