The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
CFP for edited volume
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
CFP for edited volume
GRADUATE COMICS ORGANIZATION COMICS’ CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in FluxUniversity of FloridaMay 20th-22nd, 2022 (Gainesville, FL) Deadline for Submissions: February 18th, 2022 The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida, Gainesville now invites proposals to our 18th annual conference: “Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux.” Our hybrid conference will be held virtually over Zoom and in-person from May 20th-22nd, 2022. We welcome applicants from all stages of their careers to submit papers addressing any aspect of the conference topic.
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 21–24, 2022. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists. The CAC is presently scheduled to take place in person, and presenters should not submit proposals if they do not plan to attend physical
The Child of the Future Call for Paper ProposalsDeadline for submission: January 5th, 2022 University of Cambridge, St John's College | Thursday June 30th – Friday July 1st, 2022 "...the symbiont children developed a complex subjectivity composed of loneliness, intense sociality, intimacy with nonhuman others, specialness, lack of choice, fullness of meaning, and sureness of future purpose." (Haraway, 2016, Staying With The Trouble, p.149) After living through a once-in-a-generation pandemic, whilst in the midst of a slowly-evolving climate crisis, our expectations about what the future of humanity will look like have been called into serious question.
Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)
How do children respond to a “roof on fire?” What can young people teach us about the future when the world is ending?
The Children and Youth Studies Caucus invites participants examining children’s experiences of and responses to climate change. Our discussion may address the following questions:
-What is the role of the child within climate change movements?
-How do young people articulate climate crisis, imagine and enact environmental change or simply survive a changing world?
-How are the young people of New Orleans and Louisiana addressing climate crisis and environmental disaster?
-Transnationally, what strategies of survival and change are children and young people enacting in their communities?
Often drawing from religious mythology, fantastic literature has been intricately linked to religious themes since before the mid-twentieth century, when Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, a religious allegory (although he insisted that it was not), and Tolkien formulated his understanding of fantasy as a sub-creation. In His Dark Materials (1995-2000), Philip Pullman creates a New Eve and imagines a frail deity no longer in control. A myriad of fantastic fiction — such as Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (1996) and Neil Gaiman's American Gods (2001) — also looks at the displacement or immigration of old gods as well as the creation of new ones.
This panel investigates the centrality of childhood to the rapidly changing medical and scientific landscape of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an era that saw the development of Darwin’s theories of evolution, the rise of wide-spread support within the scientific community for eugenics, and the medicalization of birth, of neurodivergence, and of gender and sex. Papers will interrogate how various scientific/medical discourses used actual children as subjects, and how these discourses relied on the imagined figure of the child to bolster scientific claims around “naturalness,” plasticity, race, and gender, and to justify invasive medical practices performed on both children and adults.
The Mouse’s Monsters at PCA: Further Examples of Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney
Sponsored Session Proposed for the 2022 Virtual Conference of the Popular Culture Association
Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area and the Disney Studies Areas of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association for PCA’s Disney Studies Special Topic Area.
Virtual event: 13-16 April 2022.
Proposals are due by 21 January 2022.
Drawing on the ASA conference theme “The Roof is on Fire,” this session invokes the phenomenon of book burnings to launch a broader conversation about the politicization of children’s media and the category of childhood itself — especially in debates about what materials children can and cannot encounter in domestic, institutional, and public spaces. For example, how is childhood being deployed in the targeted disinformation campaigns over Critical Race Theory?
The concept of virtual worlds, while not new, has become a normalized part of 21st-century consciousness in the wake of the worldwide novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Once a realm reserved for playful escape, “dissolv[ing] the constraints of the anchored world so that we can lift anchor—not to drift aimlessly without point, but to explore anchorage in ever-new places” (Heim, 1993), virtual spaces have taken center stage in our everyday lives. Our meeting places, our workplaces, our places of learning, even the places where we unite to break bread have shifted from the physical realm to the virtual.
Special Issue of International Research in Children’s Literature:
Black Spaces in International Children’s Literature
Volume 17, Issue 1, 2023
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
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the annual conference, to be held online from April 13-16, 2022. We are looking for projects that think broadly and diversely about fairy tales throughout the world. We particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.
ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly,is seeking submissions of articles and multimodal student projects for its thirteenth volume. This open-access, online journal advances the academic study of an emerging and diverse canon of imagetexts, including—but not limited to—comic books and strips, graphic novels, animations, illustrated fiction, picture books, zines, and other media that blend images and texts in complex ecologies.
Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Myth and Fairy Tales
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2021
“Over the Horizon: Comparative Perspectives on Literature” International Conference
Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with an ISBN.
London/Online: 4-5 June 2022
Conference website: https://comparativeliterature.lcir.co.uk
We are seeking panelist proposals for the accepted Children’s Literature Association (ChLA 2022) conference panel “Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers.” The theme of this year’s conference is “City in the Forest” and will take place in Atlanta Georgia from June 2nd-4th in Atlanta, Georgia. This panel seeks papers that correlate race and gender with Black sustainability issues like environmental inequity and global migration. We invite papers on subject matters ranging from realist literature to fantasy and science fiction, from the twentieth century to the twenty-first, from American-born to immigrant authors.
“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
Violence against Women (VAW)" Special Issue of the International Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies deadline for submissions: November 1, 2021 full name / name of organization: Faculty of Women for Arts, Science & Education, Ain Shams University contact email: IJCWS_journal@women.asu.edu.eg
Call for papers
"Violence against Women (VAW)"
Special Issue of the International Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies
ISSN: 2682-4361 (print) & E-ISSN 2682-437X (online)
Call for Submissions
The Faculty of Women for Arts, Science and Education is pleased to announce the launch of its newest peer-reviewed academic journal, an international Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies (IJCWS), open for submission for the first issue, April 2021! IJCWS is published quarterly (January, April, July and October), beginning in April 2021. Its official languages are Arabic, English, and French.
The journal now welcomes submissions via the on-line portal (http://ijcws.journals.ekb)
The International David Foster Wallace Society are accepting papers for panel at the 53rd NeMLA, which will take place between March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.
We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
We are excited to announce the CCYSC Blog Theme for October and November 2021: "Children and Political Conflict".
The impact of political conflict has been widely understood in terms of destruction to property, casualties and displacement. Changing trends in the nature of conflicts suggest that conflicts are more often protracted and occur increasingly in populated civil areas. (Save the Children International, 2018). As a result, the consequences are now being seen beyond the damage to tangible properties and bodies, through intangible psychosocial impact.
CFP: Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
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
Proposed Panel for MELUS 2022
March 23-27, 2022
New Orleans, LA
Panel Title: Mixed Awakenings: Reckoning with Multiraciality in Young Adult Literature
ChLA International Committee Call for Papers, ChLA 2022 Conference
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).