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Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 6:25pm
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. 

Own and Other Voices: The 1st Biennial kidlit@hollins Symposium

updated: 
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:13am
Hollins University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

American and English diasporic children’s literature plays a fundamental role in unconsciously reproducing the category of Self as white and male, and the rest of humankind as “Other.” Recent attempts to shift consciousness away from this include the hashtag #ownvoices coined on Twitter in 2015 by Corinne Duyvis, to use, she explains, “for whatever marginalized/diverse identity you want…and for whatever genre, category or form of art you want. As long as the protagonist and the author share a marginalized identity.” Of course, one marginalized identity no adult can share is that of a child. Still, we speak for children from their narrative viewpoints.

General Call for Papers - Spring 2020

updated: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 4:39am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – SPRING 2020

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Book: What’s in a Word?: Literature in Language Learning

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 3:14pm
CTELL and CETAPS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Book:

What’s in a Word?: Literature in Language Learning

 

Editors: Rogério Miguel Puga (NOVA FCSH), Ana Gonçalves Matos (NOVA FCSH) and Ana Bela Almeida (University of Liverpool).

 

Publishers: CTELL (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom) and CETAPS (NOVA FCSH, Portugal).

 

 

39th International Conference of LAN

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 2:06pm
Literary Association of Nepal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Literary Association of Nepal (LAN)

39th International Conference
Lumbini 1-2 March 2020

In collaboration with
Lumbini Buddhist University

Conference Theme: The Spiritual in Literature

Presentations will also include a broad range of literary and linguistic topics such as Buddhist literature, literature in English, literature in other languages, literary theories, regional literature, translation literature, Nepali literature, comparative literature, creative writing, performance studies -- among others.

Special Issue: Visions and Words for Children of the African Diaspora, Fall 2020

updated: 
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:54pm
Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Guest Edited by Nancy D. Tolson, University of South Carolina This special issue of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora is dedicated to creative artistry for children of the African Diaspora. We invite original textual and multimedia submissions devoted to interdisciplinary and creative approaches in African Diaspora Children’s and YA Literature. Submissions must focus upon literature, visual, and audio artistry created by people of the African Diaspora.

Call for papers: Rendition

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:10pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

 MIGC 2020: Rendition 

The 15th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at 

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

Keynote: Dr. Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts Liberal Arts College 

February 21-22, 2020 

Call for Submissions 

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2019 

themigc@gmail.com 

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu) by January 17, 2020.

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows (Deadline Extended!)

updated: 
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:27am
Leslie Salas / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows


 

“The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”
- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner


 

The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated kids’ cartoons on TV. For many contemporary kids’ shows, however, this trope appears less pronounced. These shows often showcase masculine parental figures as kind, emotionally intelligent, and nurturing to children, normalizing childrearing is more than just "women's work."

13th Annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 1:26pm
Comics and Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2020 Call for Papers / Proposals

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 13th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7, 2020.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

For My People: Dismantling the Child/Adult Dichotomy in Black Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:13pm
Ellen Donovan & Laura Dubek / College Literature Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

In 2018 Duke University Press reissued James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man: A Record of Childhood. In “A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life,” New York Times writer Alexandra Alter notes that in 1976 Little Man received lukewarm reviews: “critics didn’t know what to make of an experimental, enigmatic picture book that straddled the line between children’s and adult literature.” Alter posits that because of a changed social and political climate, Baldwin’s book will now have an easier time finding an audience.

Folklore, Learning and Literacies

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:12pm
Folklore Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020

Folklore, Learning and Literacies

The Annual Conference of the Folklore Society

 

Friday 24 to Sunday 26 April 2020, London

Lore is learning: folklore is a body of knowledge and a means of transmission. Vernacular knowledge, and vernacular transmission, each rooted in language.

 

Midwestern Childhoods

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:50am
Maggie Morris Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Sherwood Anderson’s 1928 Tar: A Midwest Childhood opens with the title character remembering his childhood and acknowledging that he has, within this narrative, created his childhood midwestern hometown almost entirely from his imagination, “one place all his own, the product of his own fancy” (4). “To tell the truth, Tar was trying,” the narrator promises, “to get at something it was almost impossible to get at in the reality of life,” the inevitable changes that disrupt and discount the intertwined memories of childhood and place (7-8).

Woman Questions: Margaret Fuller and Louisa May Alcott in Their Time

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:36am
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In this year of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the US, the Fuller and Alcott Societies invite your participation in the Thoreau Gathering (July 8-12, 2020 in Concord, MA).  Our focus will be on gender as part of the Gathering’s larger theme of “Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, Politics.”  What did Thoreau’s two most famous female contemporaries in the Concord circle have to say to him, to each other, or to their larger worlds about changing the legal and human status of women? 

Dragons: Edited collections on film, literature, gaming, and online culture

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:35am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

As the popularity of mythical creatures in films and literature grows, there is one creature that remains prominent: the dragon. Dragons have become most visible recently in the cinematic versions of The Hobbit and in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Series). However, there are other films, such as Dragonslayer (1981), Reign of Fire (2002), Dragonheart (1996), and the How to Train Your Dragon series (2010-2019), and numerous adult and children’s literature series that feature dragons.

EXTENDED Call for Papers: Myth and Fairy Tales at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) 2020

updated: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 11:42am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Myth and Fairy Tales

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline : November 20, 2019

 

Borders in/of Adaptation (annual conference Association of Adaptation Studies)

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:21am
Association of Adaptation Studies/University of Burgundy (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Borders in/of Adaptation

Association of Adaptation Studies

1-2 October, 2020

Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

 

 

Keynote speakers: 

Elisabeth Bronfen (University of Zurich, New York University)

Deborah Cartmell (University of Leicester)

 

Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:24am
National PCA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Call for Papers: Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

 

This call for papers for the national PCA Conference looks to interrogate the intersection of two distinct genres: juvenile series books and science fiction.

Deadline EXTENDED: Call for Papers: SWPACA Children's/YA Culture Area

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:58pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Children’s/YA Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Extended Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

Alcott and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:53pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society / American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

For over a century, Louisa May Alcott’s writings have been adapted in many ways—for stage, radio, television, and film. As scholars such as Beverly Lyon Clark, Elizabeth Keyser, Elise Hooper, and others have documented, Alcott’s work remains timely and continues to inspire adaptations and spinoffs for diverse audiences. The best known, of course, are the numerous film adaptations of Little Women. Each new production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel both represents and reinterprets the lives of the four March sisters for a new audience.

Teaching Alcott: Alcott in Proximity to Other American Realists, Regionalists, Romantics

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:39pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

 

In college-level American literature anthologies, Louisa May Alcott enjoys an eclectic reputation. Her writings may appear in context with those of other Civil War or Realist writers or be catalogued as Transcendentalist works. Alternately, they can be regarded as Local Color or Regional writings, or considered in connection with the Gothic or with American Romanticism.

 

Building New Worlds: Empathy and Expanding Moral Boundaries in American Children's and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:56pm
Children's Literature Association/American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Children’s Literature Society

American Literature Association

31st Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA

Building New Worlds: Empathy and Expanding Moral Boundaries in American Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Open call for papers

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:02pm
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Call for papers: General Issue (to be published in Spring 2020) 

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. For the next general issue, we are looking for submissions from people who are researching primarily fantasy, but we are also interested in the related fields of horror, science fiction, folklore, mythology etc. Our contributors and readers have interests across many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on. 

We are keen to hear about contemporary works, but are also happy to receive submissions about works, creators or areas that have fallen by the wayside over the years. 

Call for Papers: Children’s and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:44pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Children’s and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Children’s and Adolescent Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

While we welcome essays pertaining to any area of Children’s and Adolescent Literature, we are particularly interested in explorations of “tides” in literature and culture, including rhetorical studies, books, films, digital texts, and other media.

Call for Papers: Let's Talk About Sex in YA

updated: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:05pm
Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX IN YA

letstalkaboutsexinya@gmail.com

11th-12th September 2020

Centre for Research in Children’s Literature

Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Keynote addresses: Professor Kimberley Reynolds and Dr Lydia Kokkola

Russia and Occultism (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

How does representation of the occult differ across time, such as in pre- and post-Soviet works? How are ghosts, alternative science, paganism, and the supernatural associated with themes and concepts in new Russian texts or new approaches to older works? Potential topics include but are not limited to the intersection of occultism with fantasy, science fiction, visual arts, politics, espionage, or satire.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18275.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

updated: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:11am
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

We're still looking for papers!

Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

Childhood Unbound, Childhood Tamed, Childhood Eternal

Growing up is a perennial feature of human societies. While anxieties surrounding childhood are universal, the manifestations of these concerns vary between cultures. This series of sessions proposes to shed light upon the nexus of ambiguity surrounding the medieval child, as depicted in contemporaneous literature. We invite abstracts for papers that will explore the representation of childhood in texts of any language, genre, and period within the Middle Ages. Topic may include, but are not limited to:

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