category: childrens literature

English Literature (1700 to present), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (DEADLINE April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephani Pierce, San Francisco State University
contact email: 
ssp@sfsu.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

[UPDATE] Reflections on Identity: Images in Multi Ethnic American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/MELUS Panel/Lucy R. Littler
contact email: 
llittler@fsu.edu

In keeping with the 2010 SAMLA convention theme, the “Interplay between Image and Text,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining how images and/or the relationship between images and literary texts

7th Global Conerence: Making Sense Of Dying and Death - Care, Dying and the End of Life (November 2010, Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dd7@inter-disciplinary.net

7th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Dying and Death:
Care, Dying and the End of Life

Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (proposals due 16 April; conference 26 June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
paradox-glits@gold.ac.uk

Keynote speaker: Christopher Norris

Representations of Terrorism in Spain (MLA Jan2011)-deadline extended to March 30

full name / name of organization: 
Kyra A. Kietrys/Davidson College
contact email: 
kykietrys@davidson.edu

This Special Session explores representations of domestic and international terrorism in contemporary Spanish literature (including juvenile), film, and popular culture.

Harry Potter MPCA/ACA (proposals due April 30; conference Oct. 1-3, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
odosreisHP@gmail.com

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association invites panel and paper proposals for its annual conference.

North Korean Comics & Animation

full name / name of organization: 
ImageText
contact email: 
fenkli@newpaltz.edu & sboluk@ufl.edu

CFP: A special issue of ImageTexT
North Korean Comics & Animation

Editors: Heinz Insu Fenkl & Stephanie Boluk

[Update] Childrens Lit Panel “Picturing Oceania and the Pacific," November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA, Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sabahi.monica@gmail.com

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is hosting its 108th Annual Conference, on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Peer English 6

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
contact email: 
bp62@le.ac.uk

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester.

[UPDATE] -- PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)
contact email: 
Regina Yung Lee, UC Riverside <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?

M/MLA - Chicago, Nov 4-7, 2010 - Canada's Ghosts: The Spectors that Haunt and Terrorize Canadian Literature (May 14th, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Languages Annual Conference - Permanent Panel - Canadian Literature
contact email: 
lee.bessette@gmail.com

Over 30 years ago, the essay, "Haunted by Lack of Ghosts: Some Patterns in the Imagery of Canadian Poetry," by Northrope Frye appeared.

American Literature After 1865, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Sarita Cannon, San Francisco State University
contact email: 
sncannon@sfsu.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Disability and the American South --- SAMLA 2010, Atlanta (11/5/10-11/7/10); Deadline May 1

full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre
contact email: 
Scott.St.Pierre@montgomerycollege.edu

Proposals are invited for a panel on disability and the American South at the 2010 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due APRIL 2, 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

Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, Myth (_American Literature_) (31 May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
_American Literature_ (Duke University Press)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

(Re)Constructing the American West -- SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)
contact email: 
engale@langate.gsu.edu

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau says, “We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future

JNZL 2010 Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand Literary Studies.

[UPDATE] American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010 Atlanta/ submission deadline June 1
contact email: 
cnesmith[at]sc.edu

Whether they appear in literary works intended for adults or for children, and whether they are “real” or fictional, child characters are almost always the product of adult imaginings. What kinds of “cultural work” do child characters do in literary works?

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation (SAMLA, 11/5- 7, 2010, Deadline: April 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Beilfuss
contact email: 
mbeilfuss@tamu.edu

“We seek the balance between cosmopolitan pluralism and deep local consciousness.

Utopian Animals (5/1/10; 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to interdisciplinary prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
kbroad@gc.cuny.edu or carrie.hintz@qc.cuny.edu

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning.

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
contact email: 
diane.alff@sjc.ox.ac.uk

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts.

Critical theory Session, PAMLA 2010 [4/5/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Asst. Prof. Jami Bartlett, U.C. Irvine / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.

CFP Colporteurs 2010- New York City. It was their town, and it always would be…

full name / name of organization: 
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale- University of Bologna, Italy.
contact email: 
colporteurs2010@gmail.com

Call For Papers Colporteurs 2010

New York City
It was their town, and it always would be…

Organized by:
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale

Conference Announcement - Keynote Address by Chris Hedges

full name / name of organization: 
Wilfrid Laurier University
contact email: 
r.c.executive@gmail.com

Events

Religion and Culture
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS CONFERENCE 2010

“HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation”
Mar 27/10

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Date: Mar 27/10
Time: 8:00 - 15:00

The Innovative Studies: An International Journal is an independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to sharing ideas and discussin

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
info@cscjournals.org

The Innovative Studies: An International Journal is an independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to sharing ideas and discussing on science and technology innovations.

International Journal of Engineering (IJE)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
info@cscjournals.org

International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences.

[UPDATE] All Topics: journal issue (The AnaChronisT, 3/31/2010)

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

Due to the difficulty and postal delay in sending and receiving hard copies, The AnaChronisT editors have decided to extend the deadline of submissions by two weeks.

NEMLA call for proposals (April 22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
Northeast.MLA@gmail.com

Northeast Modern Language Association
2011 Annual Convention
New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

CFP for PAMLA: Romance and Colonial Conflicts in Pacific Rim Literature by Women

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Thomas, UC San Diego
contact email: 
lmthomas@ucsd.edu

The 2010 PAMLA (Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association) conference is to be held at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 13-14, 2010 (that's a Saturday and Sunday).

[Update] Creative Writing [4/15/10; 6/18/10 - 6/20/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing - international Creative Writing conference
contact email: 
creative@bangor.ac.uk

Great Writing 2010 - call for proposals

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 13th Annual International Creative Writing Conference, 18 - 20 June 2010, Bangor, North Wales.

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

Special Session: “Servants and the Text”

CFP: “For Christ’s Sake! – Transformations of Christ in Contemporary Literatures” (SCLA Panel 05/01/10; Baton Rouge 10/21-23/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Brian L. Johnson, Austin Peay State University and Gregor Thuswaldner, Gordon College
contact email: 
Gregor.Thuswaldner@gordon.edu johnsonb@apsu.edu

36th Southern Comparative Literature Association (SCLA) “Currents of the Imagination: Circumnavigating the Literary Globe,” Baton Rouge, LA (October 21-23, 2010)

Interdisciplinary Conventions: Literature and Philosophy, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Lee, UC Riverside
contact email: 
jlee105@ucr.edu

This special session at PAMLA 2010 will investigate the soft boundary between Literature and Philosophy by probing how the narrative conventions of the two forms use language to construct significance

LITERA (Journal of Western Languages and Literatures) - deadline: 1 September 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Western Languages and Literatures (Turkey)
contact email: 
literasubmissions@yahoo.com

LITERA, Journal of Western Languages and Literatures, is a peer-reviewed journal published biannually by the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University.

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