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Ecocritical Theory and Practice Book Series

updated: 
Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 4:08pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Ecocritical Theory and Practice, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals at the interface of literary/cultural studies and the environment. Learn more about the 90+ books already published in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/ETAP/Ecocritical-Theory-and-Practice

Call for Proposals: ChLA-Sponsored Sessions at MLA 2026

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 12:10pm
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Children's Literature Association is seeking proposals to review for inclusion as a session at MLA 2026.

Each year, ChLA is guaranteed one session at the MLA Convention and can submit proposals for up to two more. If you would like to submit a panel topic, please send the following to jill.coste@gmail.com by May 22, 2024: (1) A short description (300-500 words) of your proposal idea, and, if relevant, (2) the name of another MLA-affiliated entity (forum or allied organization) you plan to seek as a co-sponsor.

Literature/Film Association 2024: Recognition and Empathy

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

LFA 2024: RECOGNITION AND EMPATHY

LITERATURE / FILM ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 

YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA, YORK, PA

SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2024 

 

Film screening and Conversation: Dina Amer, director of You Resemble Me (2021)

 

Keynote: Elsie Walker, Salisbury University, author of Life 24x A Second: Cinema, Selfhood, and Society (Oxford UP, 2023)

 

The Fantasy Worlds of George MacDonald

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:39pm
Dr Kevan Manwaring/British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

British Fantasy Society Journal – Call for Submissions for Winter Issue 2024

Deadline: 31st August 2024

The Fantasy Worlds of George MacDonald

Interactive Fiction and Storytelling: Past, Present, and Future Directions (Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 12:15pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Abstract

ontemporary literary, computer game, and cinematic history are rife with forms of interactive fiction and storytelling. Gamebooks such as the Bantam Choose Your Own Adventure series of children’s books, video games from early text-based games like Zork to more contemporary gaming, and interactive movies of the type becoming increasingly common through streaming technologies, allow for a different kind of relationship between audiences and narratives.

These types of narratives have been read, watched, and played by adults and children alike with increased regularity since the popularization of the form in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Call for papers for Open Issue

updated: 
Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 12:52am
New Literaria
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR OPEN ISSUE

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2

NEW LITERARIA invites the submission of articles, shorter essays, interviews, and book reviews offering historical, interdisciplinary, theoretical, and cultural approaches to literature and related fields for its Volume 5 Issue 2. 

Submissions should be emailed to newliteraria@gmail.com by no later than 30th May 2024.  All submissions must include a cover letter that includes the author’s full mailing address, email address, telephone number, and professional or academic affiliation.

“Health” in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:26am
Midwest Modern Langauge Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024

 

Children’s Literature and Young Adult Literature Permanent Sections

Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich 

Dept. of English, Concord University

amalkovich@concord.edu

 

“Health” in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

 

The Art of Storytelling: Archetypes in Focus

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 10:28am
London Arts-Based Research Centre
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 21, 2024

The Art of Storytelling: Archetypes in Focus
A Transdisciplinary Conference

Conference Webpage: https://labrc.co.uk/2024/02/11/storytelling/

May 27-28, 2024

Where:

May 27: In person participation at The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh (and online)
May 28: Fully online

C.S. Lewis and Last Things: How the Writer of Narnia Saw the End of Our Story

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:49pm
The C.S. Lewis Institute & John Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2024

C.S. Lewis and Last Things:

How the Writer of Narnia Saw the End of Our Story

 

4th November 2024

 

At Union Theological College

Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Co-Sponsored by 

The C.S. Lewis Institute Belfast 

John Brown University

 

Rationale

Neurodiverse Narratives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:26pm
Rachel Milne and Shelby Judge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the below CfP for the edited collection:

 

Neurodiverse Narratives in the 21st Century

Rachel Milne and Shelby Judge (eds.)

REMINDER: Going to the Movies with CS Lewis

updated: 
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 1:51pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Going to the Movies with C.S. Lewis, Call for Chapters

An edited collection tentatively titled “Going to the Movies with C.S. Lewis” is seeking chapter submissions.   

Having been born many years after C.S. Lewis died I of course never had the opportunity to watch a movie with the man. However, over the years I feel, as many others probably feel as well, like Lewis accompanies me as I watch movies, read books, attend church services, and make other daily pursuits. Lewis’ works shape my thinking on many theological, educational, and cultural matters like few other authors’ works do.

NEPCA 2024 - Storytelling and Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Kristi Gatto / NEPCA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The 2024 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom, and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College, Dudley, Massachusetts

Encyclopedia Entries: Children's & YA Texts, Authors, Illustrators, etc.

updated: 
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 6:20pm
The Literary Encyclopedia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 1, 2026

The Literary Encyclopedia was founded in 1998 to provide a scholarly online resource for university-level teaching and research. It publishes biographies of writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, etc.; scholarly descriptions of significant texts; and essays on literary, cultural, historical, and social contexts in which this writing was produced. 

Sounding Hawthorne

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:12pm
Michael S. Martin/Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

“Sounding Hawthorne: Silence, Acoustics, and Aurality”

 

MLA Panel for The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

9-12 January 2025

 

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn: Twenty-First-Century Religion and Culture in Youth Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:12pm
Sara Schwebel, Suzan Alteri, Dainy Bernstein
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Call for Papers: A Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

Twenty-First-Century Religion and Culture in Youth Literature

Deadline for submissions of proposals: July 15, 2024

Submit via Google Form: https://forms.gle/tC8g7MYpLAxF6dcu8

For any questions, contact Sara Schwebel (sls09@illinois.edu), Suzan Alteri (salteri@illinois.edu), or Dainy Bernstein (dainyb@illinois.edu).

Dreaming of Christmas: Rediscovering the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Christmas Story

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:07pm
Edited Collection, Monika Elbert and Thomas Ruys Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

 

Dreaming of Christmas: Rediscovering the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Christmas Story

Please send proposals of roughly 300-500 words, a short bio, and any other enquiries, to editors Monika Elbert (elbertm@mail.montclair.edu) and Thomas Ruys Smith (thomas.smith@uea.ac.uk) by May 1st 2024.Final essays (roughly 7000 words) will be due by October 15th 2024.

 

MLA 2025: Geographies of the Precarious In-Between: Navigating Spaces of Young Adulthood and the Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:05pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Giselle Anatol, in her articulation of the postcolonial Gothic in young people’s fiction, considers the ways in which familiar living spaces become unfamiliar, and how this “represents both the epitome and the deformation—a haunting, in essence—oftraditional notions of home, a place that is supposed to provide safety, security, contentment, and happiness ("Brown Girl Dreaming: A Ghost Story in the Postcolonial Gothic Tradition"411).

Mythcon 53: Fantasies of the Middle Lands

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:16am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The idea of “middle-ness” can suggest stability—the center of an object is less likely to break than its edges. It can also suggest the opposite: something in a state of change can be said to be in “the middle”—neither one thing nor another. Mythcon 53, located in the middle of the continental U.S., welcomes papers exploring the concept of “middle-ness” as it is worked out in fantasy, science fiction, and related genres. Paper topics can cover a wide range of possibilities, including but not limited to the following:

Call for Paper for MLA 2025 (non-guaranteed session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:13am
Shakeema Funchess
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

 

Title: African Language, Literature, and Culture Since 1990: Exploring the Dynamic Role of AAVE

 

Abstract:

Water and Childhood

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:27pm
JOCPC: Journal of Children in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

JOCPC is pleased to be working with guest editor Jack Anderson who is assembling a special edition of the journal for the Fall 2024 issue focusing on the figure of the child paired with the rich symbolism of water. We have kept the theme open-ended, and invite works across a wide range of disciplines where researchers are addressing the relationship between water and childhood. Investigations into the topic may include (but are not limited to):

 

The Fantastic for Children - Children in the Fantastic

updated: 
Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 4:47am
Inklings Society for Literature and Aesthetics e.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

“I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.”
― George MacDonald

It is often easier for child characters to cross boundaries between reality and fantasy worlds, which frequently go unnoticed by adult characters. In fantasy stories, whether in literature or media for an adult or child audience, it is mainly children who discover portals into fantastic worlds. These child protagonists become redeemer figures and symbols of hope and overcome personal and global crises in those worlds, into which they are lured or called.

Beverly Lyon Clark Children's Literature Symposium

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 4:31pm
Wheaton College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

Despite being targeted at a younger demographic, children’s literature can teach many valuable things to adults. Reading children’s books can take us back to our childhoods and recapture the feeling of being filled with curiosity and imagination. It can help us to see things from the perspective of a child, and thereby help us to understand how children think. Researching these books and the methods employed by their authors can teach us about how children are viewed by adults, and what adults think is important to teach them through literature. Seeing the kinds of books children respond to and why can test the validity of views held by adults, and give us a sense of what they find valuable and engaging.

Narrativising the Storm: Global Perspectives on Hurricane Narratives in Children’s Youth Literature and Media

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2024 - 12:05pm
Modern language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

This is a guaranteed panel sponsored by the GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum for the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, January 9-12, 2025 in New Orleans, LA. In conjunction with the 2025 presidential theme, ‘Visibility,’ this panel aims to highlight how global hurricane narratives explore storytelling within children’s literature and media as a methodological tool to highlight how ‘personal’ experiences with hurricanes are a sociopolitical reflection of the larger system supporting inequality and injustices.

ChLA 2024: Advancing Inclusivity in Academia: Narrative, Strategies, and Impact

updated: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 1:36pm
Children's Literature Association Membership Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

In recent years, we’ve witnessed a growing emphasis in academia on fostering greater
diversity, equity, and inclusion, including developing a clearer sense of one’s
positionality and commitment to such initiatives. Writing effective narratives, such as
specific syllabus policies, diversity statements, land acknowledgments, and positionality
statements, is crucial in promoting a more inclusive academic environment.

Beyond Borders: Trends in World Children's Literature and Children's Literature in Translation

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:28pm
Master of Arts in Children's Literature, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

Beyond Borders: Trends in World Children’s Literature and Children’s Literature in Translation

Call for Paper Proposals

Deadline for Submission: 10th March 2024

A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture

 

University of British Columbia | Unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Vancouver, Canada | Friday 21st June - Saturday 22nd June 2024

 

CHILD AND TEEN CONSUMPTION 2024: PLAYING WITH BORDERS (extended deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 6:17am
Conference on Child and Teen Consumption
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2024

CHILD AND TEEN CONSUMPTION 2024 (extended deadline)

11th Interdisciplinary Conference on Child and Teen Consumption

October 16 -18 2024, York University, Toronto, Canada PLAYING WITH BORDERS

The 2024 edition of the Child and Teen Consumption Conference will be held in Toronto (Canada) and will be hosted by York University, October 16-18, 2024.

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