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Call for papers: Edited Collection on Plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 8:18pm
Annika Herb and Melanie Duckworth
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

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.  

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Young Adult Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:18am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

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.

Tenth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies - Language, Literature and Future

updated: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:13am
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Dear colleagues,

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).

Call for Proposals: ChLA-Sponsored Sessions at MLA 2023

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:15pm
Children's Literature Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Children's Literature Association (ChLA) is seeking proposals to review for inclusion at MLA 2023. 

Ethnic Studies and Youth Literature: A Critical Reader

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:14pm
Dr. Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez/ LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

In the last ten years, youth literature, as a US institution, has had a major reckoning with its complicity in systemic racism and oppression. This reckoning has taken place in direct relationship to social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and We Need Diverse Books, all of which are rooted in communities of color. For example, in my book, Side by Side: US Empire, Puerto Rico and the Roots of American Youth Literature and Culture (UP Mississippi, March 2021), I argue that the study of youth literature in the US was built on a purposeful separation from fields like Ethnic Studies. This was the case despite the fact that youth literature has always been rooted in multiracial, multilingual epistemologies.

Romancing the Gothic - Talks on Gothic, Horror, the Supernatural and more

updated: 
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 3:01pm
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

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

 

Paper submission is open for Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language)

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:06pm
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

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

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:29pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

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 (7/1/2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:51am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

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.

SPECIAL PANDEMIC ISSUE OF NEW LITERARIA

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:51am
New Literaria
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 2, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS
SPECIAL PANDEMIC ISSUE OF NEW LITERARIA
An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
ISSN- 2582-7375 [Online]

Editors: Dipra Sarkhel & Nisarga Bhattacharjee

Extended Deadline: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Children's Literature (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 5:03am
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: British Literature and Culture: To 1700

Contacts: Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver (director@pamla.org)

Dis/quieting Imaginings of Childhood in South Asia

updated: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:30am
The Critical Childhoods and Youth Studies Collective (CCYSC)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021

We are excited to announce the CCYSC Blog Theme for June 2021: "Dis/quieting Imaginings of Childhood in South Asian Fiction and Film."

Saving the Day for Robin Hood Studies: Perspectives and Reflections on Comics Adapted from the Matter of the Greenwood (Roundtable) (10/11/21; IARHS virtual 12/3-5/21)

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:36am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 11, 2021

Saving the Day for Robin Hood Studies: Perspectives and Reflections on Comics Adapted from the Matter of the Greenwood (Roundtable)

Sponsored by The Medieval Comics Project, an outreach effort of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture.

For Global Outlaws: The Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Tentative Date: 3-5 December 2021.                                          

Medium: VIRTUAL.

Deadline for Proposals: 11 October 2021.

 

Reshaping the Middle Ages in, and through, Asian Popular Culture (6/30/2021; ICoM 11/4-6-2021)

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:34am
Michael Torregrossa and Carl Sell / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture AND Maxime Danesin / Mutual Images Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Reshaping the Middle Ages in, and through, Asian Popular Culture

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture and the Mutual Images Research Association.

For Medievalism Today: 36th Annual International Conference on Medievalism, organized by the International Society for the Study of Medievalism and hosted by Delta College, Michigan.

Online Conference: 4-6 November 2021.

Proposals due 30 June 2021.

 

The Representation of Ideology(ies) in Electronic Media for Children and Young Adults

updated: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 11:36am
Call for Chapters in the Book by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

This book aims to provide the latest critical research within a relevant theoretical framework in relation to the representation/s of ideology/ies in electronic media including TV cartoons, animations, videos, computer and video games, which are designed for children and young adults.

The book will appeal to general readers, including researchers, professionals or anyone who is interested in cultural studies, literary studies, humanities and sociology. Therefore, contributions are welcomed in the fields (but are not limited to, as long as they are related to the topic of the book) as follows:

  • Cultural studies

  • Literary studies

  • Media studies

  • Communication studies

International Review of Literary Studies JUNE 2021 ISSUE

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:57pm
International Review of Literary Studies- IRLS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Call for Papers

International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2

LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021

ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Special Issue: Indigenous Young Adult Novels

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:55pm
Studies in the Novel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Studies in the Novel seeks submissions for a special issue on “Indigenous Young Adult Novels,” guest-edited by Christopher Pexa (University of Minnesota), Angela Calcaterra (University of North Texas), and Eric Gary Anderson (George Mason University), to be published summer 2022.

 

CFP: PAMLA 2021-Young Adult Literature and Culture Panel (extended deadline!)

updated: 
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 12:34pm
Melanie A. Marotta, Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Call for Papers: Young Adult Literature and Culture Panel

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

PAMLA Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/CFP)

Panel Abstract:

The Mouse’s Monsters: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney (NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Mouse’s Monsters: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney

Joint Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area and the Disney Studies Area.

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

Storytelling to and about Boys: Meanings and Representations in Children’s Media

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:44pm
Boyhood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

In recent decades, research has repeatedly demonstrated the overrepresentation of boys and men in children’s media (tv and movies, literature, and games). This field of research has, justifiably, focused primarily on the impact of this inequality on girls and women and has grown to consider not only the quantity of representations but also their content.

"Nevertheless, she persisted": Girls, Literature for Girls, and the Politics of Persistence

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:43pm
Special Issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

CFP: "Nevertheless, she persisted": Girls, Literature for Girls, and the Politics of Persistence

Special issue of Women’s Studies

 

In 2017, Mitch McConnell explained his silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren by stating, "She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."

Creative Children and Children's Culture

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:49am
Peter Kunze and Victoria Ford Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

We are putting together an edited collection on cultural productions by children, theorizing children as creators and exploring children’s cultural production as a crucial, albeit often understudied, area of children’s literature, media, and cultural studies. We have most of the contributors in place, but we are seeking 2 to 3 additional chapters to round out the collection--specifically chapters on performance, music, visual art, digital media, film, television, and/or handicrafts from any time period, with special attention to BIPOC children. Please note that we are seeking work on children, not teenagers.

EXTENDED: Word Play: Nonstandard English and Multilingualism in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 4:45pm
Modern Language Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Children’s literature in English has long been a tool for literacy instruction and acculturation to English language, used both as a tool for learning and as a force for homogenization within histories of Anglophone colonialism and imperialism. As scholars and professors dedicated to exploring the ways in which texts for young people make meaning, we know that language functions as both a tool of empowerment and one of imprisonment. Amiri Baraka writes that “users”—or dominant cultures—“have words. And it is the users that establish the world’s realities.” Language, then, inevitably divides as it shapes such realities by sorting people into groups of “users” and non-users.

The International Journal of Childhood and Women’s Studies (IJCWS)

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:04am
Faculty of Women for Arts, Science & Education, Ain Shams University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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)

Conference series | 50+ Shades of Gothic: The Gothic Across Genre and Media in US Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 8:57am
PopMeC research collective and academic blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 4, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINES | CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Confirmed keynote scholars: Enrique Ajuria Ibarra, Xavier Aldana Reyes, Kyle Bishop, Kevin Corstorphine, Justin Edwards (closing), Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Michael Howarth, Evert J. van Leeuwen, Elizabeth Parker + Michelle Poland, David Punter (closing), Julia Round, Christy Tidwell, Jeffrey Weinstock (opening), Maisha L. Wester. 

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