category: childrens literature

Inter/Intra Textuality, March 4-5

full name / name of organization: 
University of Idaho Graduate Literature Conference
contact email: 
glcc@uidaho.edu

Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts

Conference Synopsis:

Literary Studies in Human Flourishing

full name / name of organization: 
James O. Pawelski and D.J. Moores / UPenn and Kean University
contact email: 
dmoores@kean.edu

The field of positive psychology, catalyzed in 1998 by Martin Seligman and others, has generated new interest in the concept of well-being—conceived in its fullest sense as human flourishing—the i

Re-production [Mar 4-5, 2011], Deadline [Jan 15, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University
contact email: 
re.production2011@gmail.com

Call for papers
Re-production
Binghamton University Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
Binghamton, NY
March 4 and 5, 2011

Scholarly edition on the writings of JULIA ALVAREZ.

full name / name of organization: 
Coeditors Rebecca Harrison & Emily Hipchen
contact email: 
rharriso@westga.edu

Scholarly edition on the writings of JULIA ALVAREZ.

CFP : George MacDonald among His Contemporaries (30 March 2011; deadline 15 January 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ginger Stelle and John Patrick Pazdziora / School of English, University of St Andrews
contact email: 
gs345@st-andrews.ac.uk; jpp6@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Call for Papers:
George MacDonald among His Contemporaries

A one day conference hosted by the School of English, University of St Andrews

30 March 2011, Kennedy Hall, St Andrews, Scotland

Literary Festival 3/31 - 4/1 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University
contact email: 
cranes@newmanu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Newman University English Department presents:

11th annual Literary Festival & Scholars Day
“The Well-Spread Fable: Food and Its Meanings”

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
dsimms@siue.edu

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers.

[UPDATE] Children’s and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2011 (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association / Jamie L. McDaniel, Children's and Adolescent Literature Special Topics Chair
contact email: 
jmcdanie@pittstate.edu

Note that the deadline is November 1.

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES

42nd Annual Conference |
March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Oklahoma State English Conference: Transforming Words, March 4-5 2011

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and s

UPDATE: (Deadline October 31) Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture (March 31-April 2, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
contact email: 
langlit2011@louisiana.edu

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your proposals for the 10th annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture by the October 31st deadline.

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure – EGADS! February 2011 Graduate/Undergraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society
contact email: 
egadsconference@gmail.com

What does literature evoke in us? Can a text provoke, and can literature transform? Why do we find some texts comforting and satisfying, while others agitate and disturb us?

CORRECTION--Natures 2011 [12/3/10;2/18/2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Please note conference to be held on February 18 (not 28), 2011
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Please see rest of prior posting for correct information. Only the conference date was mistakingly listed as February 28, when it fact the conference will take place on February 18, 2011 at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. Apologies for the confusion.

Villians, December 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

This issue of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of “evil” (and its corollary: the “good”) via a critical analysis of the fluid, mutable figure of the “villain.”

Transformative Journeys: Literature, Faith, and

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

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

Textual Intervention and the Literary Subject [ACLA March 31 - April 3, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
Suzanne.Rintoul@Kwantlen.ca

This seminar asks questions about the myriad ways that literary agency is mediated, complicated, and enriched by forces external to the author function.

[UDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Thinking Gender Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Thinking Gender 21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
contact email: 
thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2010

UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN announces

Thinking Gender 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Thinking Gender 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Women Thinking Gender Graduate Research Conference
contact email: 
thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods.

'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

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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

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