CFP Simulated childhood--Mechanized children

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CFP: Simulated Childhoods--Mechanized Children.

Red Feather Journal (, an online, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of children's visual culture, seeks submissions for the Fall 2012 issue (deadline Aug, 15, 2012) that explore images of simulated children, simulated childhood, or mechanized children. Simulated or mechanized children are found in such films as AI, Pinocchio, Village of the Damned, Child's Play, Doll Graveyard, Coraline and in television shows like "Howdy Doody," "Torchy the Battery Boy," and "Small Wonder." Other examples of simulated children simulated children within material culture are jewelry items, glassware, masks, or other items in the shape of a child. Submissions may explore any aspect of the simulated child/childhood or mechanized child from a variety of disciplines.

Red Feather Journal will also consider submissions of tasteful photo essays or artistic works the depict simulated or mechanized children and/or childhood. Copyright information, including permission for use of each image, must be included with the submission. Red Feather will not use any image without the express written consent of its copyright holder.

International submissions are encouraged.

Red Feather Journal is published twice a year, in March and September, and adheres to the MLA citation system. Authors are welcome to submit articles in other citations systems, with the understanding that, upon acceptance, conversion to MLA is a condition of publication. Red Feather Journal is indexed through EBSCO host and MLA bibliography.

Interested contributors please submit the full paper, an abstract, and a brief biography (please include full contact information) as attachments in Word to or to

Deadline for submissions for the Fall 2012 issue is August 15, 2012.