Panel for 2019 Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference (“Activism and Empathy”), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, June 13-15, 2019
We are seeking completed submissions for an edited volume that interrogates representations of child and youth agency in fantasy. Our collection Walking in Other Worlds: Fantastical Journeys of Children’s Agency explores child and youth agency in the context of fantasy popular cultural forms. These sources of analyses may include television, cartoons, films, novels, toys, comic books/graphic novels, advertising, storytelling/folklore, fashion, art, video games, etc. An academic publisher is connected to this project.
Representations of children’s agency in fantasy can be analyzed from a variety of grounding points. For example, chapters might consider the intersection of agency and:
***Apologies for cross-posting***
In an attempt to think about borders at a time when they appear so intractable, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Culturesinvites abstracts on all matters pertaining to borders in relation to young people’s texts and cultures for a special issue that will be published in Winter 2019.
Join us in Washington, D.C. at the Wardman Park Marriot April 17-20, 2019
Please send both an abstract AND attach the full piece to be presented at the submission site: conference.pcaaca.org
DUE by Oct. 1, 2018
All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.
In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.
CFP: Quaring Childhood
south: a scholarly journal invites submissions for “Quaring Childhood,” a special issue guest edited by Katherine Henninger, to be published in Spring 2019. This issue brings several fields that have developed substantially in the past two decades—childhood studies, critical race studies, queer theory, and new southern studies—into dialogue.
Size Does Matter: Plus-Sized Heroines in Young Adult Fiction
Special issue on children’s literature originally published in a language other than English
Academic Articles, ca. 4000 words
Bookbird is inviting submissions in all categories (academic articles; letters; postcards; children and their books; authors and their books). Full papers should be submitted to the editors, Petros Panaou (email@example.com) and Janelle Mathis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 1, 2018. For further information, please visit the Bookbird website at http://www.ibby.org/bookbird.
Negotiating Agency, Voice and Identity through Literature
Bookbird seeks contributions for a themed issue on agency, voice and identity. In a fast-changing world, where power is becoming more and more oppressive and undemocratic, agency, voice and identity are the very life elements that can sustain us. Our sense of agency—our ability to assert our identity, exert our voice and make a difference in the world—is closely related to our drive to live, act and hope. Citizens who contribute to, and receive from, their local and global communities, strive to have a voice in issues that matter and to be part of decision-making processes that are of importance. Such empowerment comes from developing a strong sense of identity.