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A Small Boy and Others: Henry James and the Child

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 7:32pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Children appear in James’s fiction in many different kinds of roles, from the annoying little brother in Daisy Miller to the impressionable girl of What Maisie Knew. He also wrote extensively about his own childhood and those of his siblings. None of these writings are, however, for child readers, unlike the work of Lewis Carroll or Robert Louis Stevenson or Mark Twain or Louisa May Alcott. What opportunities does James find in his representations of children? How does the development of his late style affect these possibilities? These topics are suggestions, but other approaches to the subject are invited.

 

Players and Pawns: Political Childhoods, Political Children

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 2:13pm
M. Green-Barteet Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

Special Session, MLA (Modern Language Association) 2022

Location/Dates: Washington DC, 6-9th January, 2022

Deadline for submissions: March 5, 2021

Organization: Children's Literature Division, MLA

Contact email: mgreenb6@uwo.ca

Counternarratives: Weaving Graphic Narratives in the Local, National, and the Global

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:45am
Sayanti Mondal, MLA, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Counternarratives: Weaving Graphic Narratives in the Local, National, and the Global

Special Session, MLA, 2022.
Washington DC, 6-9th Jan, 2022.

 

“Art can be a powerful means of challenging the stereotypes of mutually antagonizing nations”—Aphrodite Desiree Navab

Fairy Tales at the 2021 PCA conference (online, June 2-5, 2021)--DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 1:59pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the annual conference, to be held online from June 2-5, 2021. We are looking for projects that think broadly and diversely about fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.

PAMLA 2021 Panel: Disney and Its Worlds

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:19am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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

Confronting the Real in Fairy Tales: Humanities (Special Issue: Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 3:02pm
Professor Susan Redington Bobby/Wesley College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Prof. Susan Redington Bobby 
Website1 Website2 
Guest Editor Department of Literature and Languages, Wesley College, Dover, DE, 19901, USA
Interests: fairy tale studies; adolescent literature; magical realism; goddess archetypesSpecial Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

“Drum Dream Girls and Northern Lights Kids: New Models of Constructing Childhood for Diverse Children” - ChLA Guaranteed Session for MLA 2022

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:41am
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In their chilling study “Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias,” Jamilia J. Blake and Rebecca Epstein conclude “that adults perceive Black girls as less innocent than white girls as young as 5-9 years old.” While Blake and Epstein centralize Black girlhood, this adultification bias similarly affects Black boys and other children of color. Children of color’s perception as ‘more adult’ than their white peers does not imbue them with any agency or power, rather, it divests them of childhood, at least within childhood’s contemporary definitions. Yet, these contemporary definitions of childhood are grounded in whiteness and white privilege.

Virtual Session Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (2/28/2021; PCA 6/2-5/2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:31pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (virtual session)

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association for the Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Session planned for the 2021 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association, virtual event, 2-5 June 2021

 

CALL FOR PAPER FOR VOL. 2, NO.1, JAN-FEB, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:31pm
New Literaria Journal- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

CFP

New Literaria Journal- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

(Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan- February, 2021)

We are having papers for our January- February Issue on broad areas:

Dragons in Children’s Literature and Graphic Novels

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Working Title of the Volume: Wings, Wonders, and Warriors: Dragons in Children’s Literature and Graphic Novels

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 A 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.

Teaching Children's Literature to Undergraduates

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:36am
Stephanie J Weaver and Philip Smith, Savannah College of Art and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

 Children's Literature has been taught in undergraduate classrooms since at least the early 1970s and has grown to become a staple of English literature programs. Children's literature classes are typically among the most popular English lit course offerings and often draw in students from other disciplines. It is easy to understand why; children's literature classes promise students the opportunity to revisit familiar works with fresh eyes. With the rise of children's book purchases in the midst of the pandemic, the popularity of the discipline is unlikely to abate.

L.M. Montgomery and Mental Health

updated: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 1:37pm
Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies/L.M. Montgomery Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

The Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies, a peer-reviewed publication of the L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island, invites scholarly articles and creative work (written, visual, or audio-visual) on the topic of “L.M. Montgomery and Mental Health.” Abstracts due 15 February 2021; Submissions due 2 August 2021

For more information go to https://journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca/mentalhealth_cfp

Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (1/6/2021; PCA 6/2-5/2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:50am
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association for the Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Session planned for the 2021 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association, Boston, Massachusetts, 2-5 June 2021

 

CFP for special issue of JJS on Juvenilia, Trauma, and Intersectionality

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:47am
Journal of Juvenilia Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Put my black father on the penny

put his smile at me on the silver dime
put my mother on the dollar
for they’ve suffered for more than
three eternities of time …

EXTENSION to December 13: CFP Children's/Young Adult Culture at SWPACA

updated: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 7:35pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 13

Children’s/Young Adult Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: December 13, 2020

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

Dragons in Children’s Literature and Graphic Novels

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:05am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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 A 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.

Fresh from the Fight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:26am
Master of Children's Literature Program, iSchool, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Fresh from the Fight:
Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

New Deadline for Submission: February 28th, 2021

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 | New Conference Dates: Friday July 2nd – Sunday July 4th, 2021

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Craft(ing) The Classroom, A Virtual Poetry and Pedagogy Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:23am
West Chester University Poetry Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The West Chester University Poetry Center

Call for Papers

Craft(ing) the Classroom, A Virtual Poetry and Pedagogy Conference

February 18-20, 2021 

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:41pm
University for Foreigners of Perugia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30TH 2020

Submissions of papers for Gentes’s 7/20 number are now open. Anyone wishing to submit a contribution can send their paper (maximum 50,000 characters) until the deadline set for November 30, 2020.

Gentes Gentes is made of four sections:

International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

Interested authors are strongly encouraged to submit quality articles for review and publication. All articles judged suitable for consideration will be reviewed in a double blind peer review process.

Edited Volume: Global Children’s Literature in the College Classroom

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:39pm
Sara Austin, Tanja Nathanael, Olivia Bushardt
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Children’s literature as a field is not bounded by geography, and so critical discussions of the children’s literary tradition outside of a US context appear frequently in journals ranging from The New England Reading Association, to The Lion and the Unicorn, and The Reading Teacher. In fact, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly dedicated the Winter 2018 issue to “Migration, Refugees, and Diaspora in Children's Literature.” Despite the abundance of critical work, pedagogical resources such as Evelyn B. Freeman and Barbara A.

Call for book chapters on Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:10am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

I invite chapter proposals on Marguerite Henry’s Newbery-winning novel King of the Wind for the first in a series of edited collections about Henry’s individual works, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of King of the Wind are invited to participate.

While writing my graduate thesis, “Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind”, Dawn Heinecken also published an article about the absence of scholarship on Henry’s works. These proposed collections therefore seek to increase the scholarship available about Marguerite Henry.

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:06am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

The Postcolonial Bildungsroman

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Originally an 18th-century German innovation, the bildungsroman became a popular literary genre across the Anglo-American world during the 19th century. A ‘coming of age’ novel about young adults in search of meaning, the genre was the literary medium of choice for many Western writers exploring the moral and psychological developments of characters traversing unfamiliar worlds and encountering new challenges and adventures.

Deadline Extended. Edited Volume: Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:46am
Ymitri Mathison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS 

Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction

Edited by Ymitri Mathison

(editor of Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction, University Press of Mississippi, 2018. Winner: Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award, 2020)

This volume, currently under advanced contract with the University Press of Mississippi, is a call for original critical essays.

Deadline Extended. Edited Volume: Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 2:52pm
Ymitri Mathison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS 

Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction 

Edited by Ymitri Mathison

(editor of Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction, University Press of Mississippi, 2018. Winner: Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award, 2020)

This volume, currently under advanced contract with the University Press of Mississippi, is a call for original critical essays.

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