ChLA International Committee Call for Papers, ChLA 2022 Conference
“We pass under the shade of the magnolias and red oaks that sprout everywhere in Atlanta. Trees easily outnumber residents.”
–The Downstairs Girl (2019) by Stacey Lee
Call for Papers (Edited Collection): Teaching with Fairy Tales
Teaching with Fairy Tales is a collection of essays that discuss the many ways to use fairy tales and folklore in classrooms at all levels. We are soliciting contributions of chapters focusing on classroom uses for fairy tales and/or folklore in any field. While lessons for any level of education are welcome, activities that can be adapted to more than one age group are preferred.
Essays should be 6,000-8,000 words, MLA format. Priority will be given to submissions that have not been published elsewhere.
This peer-reviewed, edited collection will be published by McFarland (expected publication 2023).
CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts
Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022
Proposals due by 30 September 2021
An International Conference on “Children and Childhood: Imaginaries in Indian and Other Asian Literatures and Film”
Dates: 11-12 November 2021
About the Conference
Call for Papers
Children’s/Young Adult Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 1, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021
A new book series has been established by Routledge, with a focus on popular culture.
The Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series is looking for original and interdisciplinary monographs or edited volumes, which expand our understanding of popular culture as reflecting world challenges, contexts, and situations. The Series places a particular emphasis on evolutions and transformations within popular culture — with a focus on icons, narratives, practices, and identities — and aims to provide interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transmedia perspectives.
The editor of the series welcomes proposals for projects on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to):
Many Doors to Fantastica: The Neverending Story & the Education of the Imagination
Call for Papers: Edited Collection on The Neverending Story
Edited by Sean C. Hadley, Jeremy Scarbrough, Josh Herring
In the world of teen drama (or YA drama, as some prefer), there are a number of ways to represent adolescence and its attendant horrors, and we’ve seen a great deal of fantasy-based approaches; beginning with Buffy, some establish that high school is actual hell. But few series come close to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s devotion to that idea. The Netflix series (2018-20), based on the Archie Comics spin-off and featuring a much darker version of Sabrina Spellman, may be difficult for audiences to reconcile with ABC’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the previous adaptation. While one is a teen sitcom in which Sabrina’s powers get her into wacky situations, and she is supported by a talking Salem the cat, the other might feel closer to The Craft.
In 2003 Peter Lang published The Emperor’s Old Groove: Decolonizing Disney’s Magic Kingdom, edited by Brenda Ayres. In this collection of 14 essays, the contributors argue that as of 2002, Disney’s film animation has continued to be a surreptitious colonizing force that manipulates the psychological, cultural, and political identities of consumers, predominantly children. Since then, Walt Disney Animation Studios and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and distributing companies have produced 63 additional film animations. Have they altered their portrayal of multiculturalism and SGM (Sexual and Gender Minorities) to be more inclusive and normative? Coeditors Brenda Ayres and Sarah E.
This panel for SCMS 2022 (March 31-April 3) seeks scholars drawing together work in media studies, queer/gender theory, and youth culture to explore representation “beyond the binary” of male/female and heterosexual/homosexual. We are particularly interested in trans/non-binary youth representation and authorship, but also those with queer, genderqueer, pansexual, intersex, and asexual identities.
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal, seeks well-written, critical articles on children in popular culture for the Fall 2021 issue --deadline September15th, 2021. Some suggested topics: children and the pandemic, child refugees in media, child or childhood imagery (film, television, digital media, art); notions of innocence; children or childhood literature; the child in/and fan cultures; children and social media; childhood geography or material culture; children and war; children and the changing political landscape; children and religion, or any other aspect of the child in popular culture.
Call for Papers: Edited Collection
Proposals due 1 September 2021
Horror and Comics
Edited by Julia Round, Kom Kunyosying and Barbara Chamberlin
Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue Call for Papers
“Questioning the Canon: Rethinking the Golden Age of Children’s Literature”
Guest editor: Jill Coste
Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021
2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference
Virtual Event, hosted by Ball State University, 29-30 October 2021
The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following two topics for inclusion at the 2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference.
Monsters of Beowulf: Past, Present, Future
Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area
Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.
Proposals due by 1 August 2021.
Latin American Children’s Literature and Culture
Call for Papers
Girl, Interrupted. Crank. Thirteen Reasons Why. Wintergirls. It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Turtles All the Way Down. Amidst a preponderance of "mental illness novels" marketed toward a young-adult audience, we are left wondering: where's the Madness?
Welcome to the 4th International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities. Taking place on October 29-31, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium, ICRSH aims to contribute to the future of social sciences and humanities by bringing together leading scholars, academics, and researchers in the field. Developed on the principles of open exchange of information and cross-border learning, this Social Sciences and Humanities conferences 2021 is designed to facilitate heated discussions and provide inspiration to the network that’s shaping the direction of one of the most important fields of social development.
We are seeking submissions by Māori, Indigenous Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and First Nations scholars for an edited collection on plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand children’s and Young Adult literature. We would like to centre Indigenous Australian and Māori perspectives, and are encouraging submissions or expressions of interest from academics, writers, and postgraduate students.
If you have any questions or ideas about potential chapters you’d like to discuss, please contact us. We’re happy to discuss any ideas you may have.
Children's and Young Adult Film
Young adult (YA) speculative fiction routinely engages with many of life’s most important questions: love, death, relationships, the future of the planet, identity, belonging, and our very future as human beings. Whether styled after the classical bildungsroman or otherwise, coming of age narratives in the speculative genre encourage readers to challenge existing power structures and advocate self-expression and self-confidence. They also return agency to those often divested of power by the institutional and social structures that restrict freedoms based on age, and recenter the adolescent as a critical social figure.
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Tenth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies which will be held on 24–25 September, 2021.
We are very pleased to announce that our confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Emerita Janice Kulyk Keefer (University of Guelph, Canada) and Professor Zorica Đergović-Joksimović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia).
The Children's Literature Association (ChLA) is seeking proposals to review for inclusion at MLA 2023.
Romancing the Gothic is online education project which offers free classes on the Gothic, horror, folklore, queer literature, romance and hidden and dark histories. We are an interdiscplinary project with scholars taking part from many different fields (including art history, philosophy, literature, micro-biology, history and more) and from all over the world. We have a regular audience as well as open sign-ups. To find out more about the project - see the website - https://romancingthegothic.com
Novitas-ROYAL is open access, peer-reviewed, international journal of Children’s Research Center. It is devoted to promoting scholarly exchange among researchers who are academically interested in the education of youth with a focus on teaching, learning, acquisition, and use of second/foreign languages, any issues related to linguistics and language sciences, cultures, and literatures. The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of students. The journal is only electronic (no print version). It is biannually published in April and October.
Call For Book Chapters: ‘Bondian Drama’ and Young Audience
Edward Bond is one of the most controversial and prolific playwrights of British theatre. Throughout his writing career; the playwright has challenged the conservative standpoint of theatre and education institutions which, he believes, alienate human beings ‒ especially children ‒ from their inner self. He reveals the cultural, psychological, social and individual conflicts of human beings between their inner self and outer world by exploring the effects of violent acts in his plays some of which were staged at more than 60 countries all over the world.
Call for Responses: Comics and Medieval Studies Survey
The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture--in an attempt to further our outreach efforts--seeks to gather some information on experiences with the comics medium and uses of that material by teachers and/or scholars of Medieval Studies.
If you're willing to share, please complete the survey at https://tinyurl.com/Medieval-Comics-Survey no later than 1 July 2021.