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“Tolkien’s Animals” a special issue of Journal of Tolkien Research

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 1:36pm
Journal of Tolkien Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 23, 2023

UPDATED 09/13/2022 The Journal of Tolkien Research seeks to publish a special issue building on and expanding beyond the successful 2022 ICMS at Kalamazoo paper session, “Tolkien & the Medieval Animal.” This special issue, “Tolkien’s Animals,” seeks articles from a variety of theoretical perspectives, addressing a wide range of animals, and not necessarily connected with medieval conceptions.  Article drafts must be submitted DIRECTLY TO Kris Swank, at kris.swank@signumu.org by end of day on January 23, 2023.

YA that Doesn't Need to Come of Age

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 10:41am
Panel at NeMLA 2023, March 23-26 in Niagra Falls, NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Deadline coming up! This panel seeks to explore young adult novels that depart from the coming of age story for teen protagonists, and the progressive ways that they can position their main characters as already actors with agency in the world. For instance, in recent young adult novels by Darcie Little Badger Elatsoe and A Snake Falls to Earth, the protagonists are already respected by their parents and they’re asexual. They don’t need to rebel against their authority figures or have sexual awakenings. In the tradition of Nancy Drew novels, in The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson, the protagonist is already known as a teen sleuth and has an established boyfriend.

The Routledge Handbook of Trans Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 12:26am
Routledge Literature Handbooks
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Chapter proposals are invited for The Routledge Handbook of Trans Literature (hereafter simply The Handbook), to be published within the series Routledge Literature Handbooks in 2023. Interested authors should submit a 300-word abstract, a 200-word biography, and a sample of a previously published chapter or article to the Dropbox folder at https://bit.ly/Routledge_Handbook_of_Trans_Literature no later than September 1, 2022.

Islands

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:25am
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association has chosen to alternate its annual panels between specific geographic focal points and themes that encourage transnational discussions. In conjunction with the 2022 ChLA conference, we hosted a themed virtual panel on “Dreams in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.” For the 2023 ChLA annual conference to be held in Bellevue, Washington from June 15 to 17, we seek paper proposals with a focus on “Islands.” We are interested in studies of islands, archipelagos, and waterways – literal and metaphoric – in children’s and young adult literature.

Issues In Popular and Children’s Literature

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:24am
DR VINEET KUMAR/SGT UNIVERSITY GURUGRAM,HARYANA,INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Dear all,

 

Authentic, scholarly, and unpublished chapters are invited from academician for publication in a book on Issues in Popular and Children’s Literature. The book will be published with an ISBN. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines. Contributors can submit in the areas of drama, prose, poetry, fictional and non-fictional work of art broadly based on the works and writers from Children’s Literature.

We would charge no publication fee. The soft copy of the printed book shall be sent to the contributors after publication. They can buy the book from the publisher at discounted price if they want in hard copy.

 

Fairy Tales: A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 9:57am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2022

Fairy Tales
A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Sunday 19th March 2023 - Monday 20th March 2023
Prague, Czech Republic

Young Adult Literature and Culture (In-Person panel Aug.15 or when filled)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 9:11am
Melanie A. Marotta / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2022 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

This session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of Young Adult literature and/or culture. The panel is particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, " Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian.” How does space impact YA literature and/or culture? How is the Anthropocene represented in YA fantasy? Further, presentations that examine diverse voices in literature and media are encouraged. This panel welcomes submissions about young adult literature, film, television, etc. Feel free to submit an abstract pertaining to the conference theme or otherwise.

No Publication Fees: CALL FOR PAPERS Volume (3), Issue (4), October 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 10:33am
Badr University in Cairo School of Linguistics and Translation Transcultural Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences (TJHSS)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

We invite you to submit your manuscript to Transcultural Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences (TJHSS): Volume (3), Issue (4), October 2022. The Journal is an open access published by Badr University in Cairo, BUC and indexed in EKB and in MLA and obtained the highest score (7 out of 7) in the recent evaluation of the Supreme Council of  Egyptian Universities. The journal publishes written manuscripts in various languages: English, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Arabic.

Ursula K. Le Guin's Marvelous Medievalism

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:55pm
The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Call for Papers for the 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA (May 11–May 13, 2023) is now open. Proposals of papers and contributions to roundtables are due Sept. 15, 2022. The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow, is sponsoring the following session: Ursula K. Le Guin's Marvelous MedievalismContact: Kristine A. SwankModality: In person (in Kalamazoo, MI) Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018) left an unparalleled legacy of masterworks in science fiction and fantasy. Several of her imagined worlds were founded upon or enriched by global medieval influences from Europe, Asia, North & South America.

Expanding the Canon:Essays on the Minor Books of Louisa May Alcott

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:55pm
Monika Elbert and Lauren Hehmeyer
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Call For Papers     submitted July 20, 2022

by Lauren Hehmeyer (co-editor of The Forgotten Alcott: The Literary Life and Artistic Legacy of May Alcott Nieriker) and Monika Elbert (co-editor of American Women’s Regionalist Fiction: Mapping the Gothic) for a proposed edited collection:

Expanding the Canon: Essays on the Minor Books of Louisa May Alcott  (working title)

Deadline for abstract submission:  November 1, 2022. Please limit your abstract to 350 words.

The Incredible Nineteenth Century: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fairy Tale

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:35am
Journals@MTSU, James Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

The Incredible Nineteenth Century: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fairy Tale (I19) seeks to publish the best scholarship on the century that was, in many ways, the time period in which the modern genres of science fiction and fantasy began, and in which the academic study of fairy tale and folklore has its roots. I19 interprets “the nineteenth century” broadly, using the dates of “The Long Nineteenth Century”—roughly, from the beginning of the French Revolution to the end of World War I—but even these dates are just notable historical markers as they approximately coincide with Romanticism and Modernism, respectively.

Revisiting Louisa May Alcott

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:19pm
Margie Burns/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

This traditional panel session welcomes submissions on Louisa May Alcott, especially papers incorporating historical and biographical data. Abstracts addressing the conference theme of “Change” are especially welcome and are fitting for Alcott, whose work reflected massive changes, individual and societal, and whose influence has extended through changes beyond her lifetime. By September 1, 2022, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Margie Burns, UMBC, at margie.burns@gmail.com or mburns@umbc.edu.

Spaces/Places of Growing Up: Mapping the Geographies of Childhood

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 1:32am
Department of English, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Spaces/Places of Growing Up:

Mapping the Geographies of Childhood

 

International Phygital Conference organized by

The Department of English,

Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, Kolkata.

In collaboration with

The Critical Childhoods and Youth Studies Collective 

15th and 16th September 2022

 

Queer and There: Representation of Queerness in American Children’s Television Series

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:53am
Brittany Eldridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 28, 2022

Call for Chapters

Queer and There: Representation of Queerness in American Children’s Television Series

 

The Owl House, Andi Mack, Bubble Guppies, SpongeBob SquarePants and more! American children’s television shows are starting to provide representation of queer characters in a variety of roles. With this uptick in representation, we then must ask ourselves: what type of representation is being produced?

 

Children in Politics and Public Life

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:46am
JOCPC: Journal of Children in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 2, 2022

JOCPC is now accepting articles for the Fall 2022 issue focusing on children in the political sphere. We have kept the theme open-ended and invite works across a wide range of disciplines where researchers are addressing the presence and/or representation of children occupying roles of leadership, activism, and advocacy. This may also include an investigation of the ways children and childhood is variously arrogated.

Teaching Black American Speculative Fiction & Beyond: Equity, Justice, and Antiracism

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
KaaVonia Hinton & Karen Chandler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

We are pleased to announce we are accepting abstracts for chapters for our tentatively titled book, Teaching Black American Speculative Fiction & Beyond: Equity, Justice, and Antiracism. This proposed collection is based on our popular 2021 NCTE Assembly on American Literature (AAL) session, which focused on American speculative fiction and issues of social justice. The collection will focus on equity, justice, and antiracism within different genres/modes of speculative fiction (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror) and various formats (e.g., short and long fiction, film, graphic novels, comics, and plays).

Narratives of Criminality, Punishment and Social Justice in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 6:07am
Department of English, Jadavpur University & Association for Children's Literature in South Asia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

A 2 Day International Children’s & Young Adult Literature Conference
Organised by Jadavpur University, Department of English in collaboration with The
Association for Children’s Literature in South Asia
Dates: 5 - 6 August 2022
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31st May 2022 (Extended to 7th June 2022)
Conference Location: Zoom

YA Studies Around the World

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:57am
YA Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Call For Papers: YA Studies Around the World

Online Conference

31 October - 4 November 2022

"In 2020, the first Young Adult Studies Association conference asked "What does YA studies look like? In 2022, we’re still very interested in knowing that, but we’re also curious to know what’s changed in two years. How has YA Studies grown? Has your approach shifted? In the YASA’s second conference, we’re still interested in how our members are engaging YA. This online conference aims to bring together diverse, international voices across a range of disciplines, offering a variety of synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for presenting and engaging.

Research Articles for an Indexed Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:35am
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Novitas-ROYAL is open access, peer-reviewed, international journal of Children’s Research Center. The journal has been publishing research for over 15 years and 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).

"Post Now" in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:19pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The aftermath of societal and cultural traumas can be cause for growth, hope, change, and (r)evolution. The last two years have brought the world to such moments. Questions may arise such as: What is the role of Children’s and Young Adult Literature within and after such traumas? How do events such as war or pandemic cause reflection and change on societal, cultural, and/or individual levels? We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of Post Now.

Beyond Nancy Drew: U.S. Girls’ Series Fiction in the Mid-Twentieth Century, 1920-1970

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:16pm
Emily Hamilton-Honey/SUNY Canton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 28, 2022

As the series heroine par excellence, Nancy Drew has taken up most of the scholarly attention surrounding mid-century U.S. girls’ series, and for good reason given her popularity, longevity, and feminist leanings. Running from 1930 into the present day, Nancy has been foiling criminals for nearly a century, first as a spunky blond driving a roadster and then as a versatile  titian-haired girl in a convertible.

Crossed Borders, Changed Lives: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Immigrant & Refugee Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:32pm
Deborah De Rosa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Please submit letter of interest or an abstract by 9/1/22. 

Goal: completed first draft of collection by 12/1/22

Crossed Borders, Changed Lives: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Young Adult Immigrant & Refugee Literature will include scholarly and artistic articles in a collection that focuses on moments of diversity, equity (or inequity), and inclusion (or exclusion) pertaining to images of immigrants and refugees in recent Young Adult (YA) fiction.

CONTENT & CONTRIBUTERS:

The collection will address themes such as inclusion / exclusion (racism), equity/ inequity, identity construction, transnationalism / emotional transnationalism, social justice, empathy, etc.

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