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CFP: [Children] Negotiating Land: New Readings (grad)

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 8:59pm
Joshua Bartlett

The SUNY Albany English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) announces its
seventh annual graduate student conference:

Negotiating Land: New Readings

Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2009
Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus, SUNY Albany

Call for Proposals:

CFP: [Children] ChLA sponsored session at MLA 2009

updated: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 9:56pm
Jordana Hall

Malevolent Metafiction: Good Books Gone Bad
Children's literature includes abundant examples of heroes and heroines
who seek knowledge, solace, and even friendship within the pages of
books. Many authors, however, demonstrate the seductive lure and hidden
dangers inherent in the reading process. Works like China Mieville's Un
Lun Dun use metafiction to warn readers of the reality of reading as
enculturation. This panel considers the role of metafiction in
encouraging young readers to question authority figures, printed or
otherwise, within these treacherous texts. Topics include metafiction as
ineffective or threatening authority figures, metafiction as

UPDATE: [Children] UPDATE

updated: 
Monday, January 5, 2009 - 8:42pm
Donna Wilford

This email is a reminder that the call for papers for the 2009 Child and
the Book Conference (Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada) closes Jan.
15, 2009. Please see details below. Note the website is now active and
that we offer some budget-conscious accommodations; further updates will
be posted this month (January 2009).

CFP: [Children] CFP

updated: 
Monday, January 5, 2009 - 8:36pm
Dr. Kevin K. Durand

2009 marks the 70th anniversary of the movie and the 109th anniversary of
the book. Millions have been captivated by the fantastical and yet
familiar Land of Oz. A scholarly exploration of Oz will take place at
Henderson State University, June 26-28, 2009. Papers on any topic
associated with Ozâ€"the movie, the books, the spin-offs (The Wiz, Wicked,
etc.)â€"are invited. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes reading time
(roughly 3000-3500 words). Panel proposals are also encouraged.
Electronic submissions are preferred.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Randall Auxier, SIU-Carbondale (Editor, with Philip
Seng, of "The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy: Wicked Wisdom of the West"
from Open Court Press)

UPDATE: [Children] The Formative Years: Children's Literature in the University - Graduate Student Conference at NYU

updated: 
Monday, January 5, 2009 - 3:47pm
Spencer D. C. Keralis

Deadline extended to January 15th, 2009.

The NEW YORK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE and
the FALES LIBRARY are pleased to announce a two-day Graduate Student
Conference on Children's Literature entitled "THE FORMATIVE YEARS:
CHILDREN"S LITERTURE IN THE UNIVERSITY" to be held at the Fales Library
March 26-27, 2009. The conference will feature a Keynote Address by KAREN
SANCHEZ-EPPLER.

UPDATE: [Children] Speaker Update/Deadline Extension

updated: 
Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 3:13am
Daniel V Facchinetti

"Bodies in Motion"
The University of Rhode Island’s Third Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate
Conference
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stuart Pimm, Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke
University
Extended Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 1, 2009

CFP: [Children] Pirates

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 8:22pm
Linda Troost

Call for Essays: PIRATES
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review

We are seeking well researched and clearly written essays discussing all
aspects of pirates and piracy, with particular attention to pirates in
history, literature, film, and contemporary life. Essays that address our
fascination with and romanticization of pirates are especially welcome.

Length: 5000-6000 words, including endnotes.
Style: Chicago, 15th edition.
Deadline for completed papers: 4 April 2009.
Send submissions as attachments to: topic_at_washjeff.edu.

www.washjeff.edu/topic

CFP: [Children] The Formative Years: Children's Literature in the University

updated: 
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 4:05pm
Spencer D. C. Keralis

Deadline Extended to January 15, 2009.

Call for Papers
The Formative Years: Children's Literature in the University

The NEW YORK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE and
the FALES LIBRARY are pleased to announce a two-day Graduate Student
Conference on Children's Literature entitled "THE FORMATIVE YEARS:
CHILDREN"S LITERATURE IN THE UNIVERSITY" to be held March 26-27, 2009. The
conference will feature a Keynote Address by KAREN SANCHEZ-EPPLER.

CFP: [Children] Anthology of World Nonsense: call for submissions

updated: 
Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 7:39pm
Michael Heyman

Announcing: An Anthology of World Nonsense

We seek submissions of translations of verse or prose nonsense literature
from cultures outside the Anglo-American tradition. We are collecting folk
nonsense of the "High Diddle Diddle" type, literary nonsense of the "Walrus
and the Carpenter" type, and pop culture nonsense, such as some Bollywood
film lyrics.

Submission Requirements
Please send original language text (if possible) and a literal translation.
 If you also have a more polished English translation, you may submit it.
Any explanatory/translation notes would be appreciated.
Deadline: January 15th, 2009

UPDATE: [Children] Myth and Fairy Tale and Pop Culture

updated: 
Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 3:33am
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended!!!
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2008
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 30th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 25-28 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
The Special and Enduring Significance of “Little Red Riding
Hood,” “Cinderella,” and “Snow White” in American Popular Culture, Where

UPDATE: [Children] Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (12/15/08; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25/09-2/28/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 10:01pm
Diana Dominguez

Special Announcement: Priority Registration Rate has been extended to
December 1, 2008. Send in your submissions now to get accepted before
the December 1 deadline for the lower priority registration rate.
Registration rate goes up after December 1.

Final Deadline for proposals has been extended to â€" December 15, 2008
Please note there will be no submission date extensions! Get your
proposals in now â€" space filling up fast at the conference hotel.

We're turning 30 this year! Come join us in Albuquerque to celebrate.

UPDATE: [Children] Children's Literature: Open Topic for FRS 2009

updated: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 2:49am
LeAnn R. Nash

The 2009 North Texas Federation Rhetoric Symposium will be held February
6, 2009 at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The conference theme
is “Memory: Rhetoric’s Forgotten Canon.” Proposals may be related to the
theme, but it is not required. Please submit your 250 word (one page)
proposal for the “Children’s Literature: Open Topic” session by email to
rhetoric_symposium_at_tamu-commerce.edu. Include the session
topic "Children’s Literature: Open Topic" on the subject line of your
email.

Final Deadline for submission: December 19, 2008.

Further details may be found at the FRS 2009 website: http://orgs.tamu-
commerce.edu/FRS

UPDATE: [Children] The Machine in the Garden 2.0

updated: 
Friday, November 14, 2008 - 3:34am
Lindsay Cobb

NINTH ANNUAL EGSA CONFERENCE
"THE MACHINE IN THE GARDEN 2.0"

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

January 30, 2009 ● 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC) ● 3rd Floor Salons

. . . So many inventions have been added that life seems almost made over
new . . . - Ralph Waldo Emerson

CFP: [Children] call for papers BC CANADA children's lit conference

updated: 
Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:22am
Donna Wilford

Call for Papers:
Vancouver Island University is pleased to host the 2009 The Child and the
Book Conference for graduate and postgraduate students, in Nanaimo,
British Columbia, Canada, May 1-3, 2009. The keynote speakers will be
noted scholars Perry Nodelman and Mavis Reimer. For conference
information, see www.viu.ca/childandbook .
We particularly invite proposals for papers exploring the conference
theme, although all scholarly papers on topics related to children's
literature will be given careful consideration.
The theme of this year's conference is This Land is Our Land, and we

CFP: [Children] K-12 Environmental Education

updated: 
Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 6:53pm
jeri pollock

ISLAND TIME: The Fate of Place in a Wired, Warming World
June 2009 conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and
Environment
June 3-6, 2009
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
(http://asle.uvic.ca/call

Presenters needed to fill out a panel on environmental education at the
K-12 level. Any/ all area(s) of the country/ continent/ world are welcome.

The deadline for submitting a panel proposal is November 15, so we're
running quite low on time. Please direct questions/ proposals to Richard
Pickard at rpickard_at_uvic.ca or to Jeri Pollock at jeripollock_at_gmail.com

Please distribute widely.

CFP: [Children] EGE UNIVERSITY 12TH INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM Redefining Modernism & Postmodernism

updated: 
Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 4:15pm
Sebnem Toplu

This symposium invites reconsideration of modernity, modernism and
postmodernism from literary, cultural and a wide range of
interdisciplinary aspects, aiming to broaden the current debates.

Panel proposals chaired by colleagues from different universities are
especially welcome, along with individual papers, roundtables, workshops
and performances either in English or Turkish. Please note that there
will be no translations during the symposium.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

CFP: [Children] Spring Tolkien Conference

updated: 
Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 6:25pm
Christopher Vaccaro

Tolkien at the University of Vermont 2009, an academic conference
devoted to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, will be held at the UVM in
Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th. The
keynote address will be delivered by Professor Jane Chance of Rice
University.

The conference organizers seek 20-minute papers on any topic related to
Tolkien or his texts, but the following topic will be given priority
consideration: sex and/or gender in Middle-earth or related to Tolkien’s
life or works.

UPDATE: [Children] Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/08; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25/09-2/28/09)

updated: 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 12:00pm
Diana Dominguez

Priority Deadline Fast approaching â€" November 15, 2008
Early submission and acceptance means you are eligible for the discounted
registration fee (it goes up after November 15)

Final Deadline â€" December 1, 2008
Please note there will be no submission date extensions! Get your
proposals in now â€" space filling up fast at the conference hotel

Please Note: proposals submitted after November 15 up to December 1 will
be accepted/included in panels only if there is room. For a more likely
chance of being accepted, please submit abstracts/proposal by November
15. .

We're turning 30 this year! Come join us in Albuquerque to celebrate.

CFP: [Children] 9th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 27, 2008 - 10:43pm
Raquel Baker

9th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
April 3-5, 2009

Love, Loss and Empire
University of Iowa

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the
intersections among critical and creative approaches to writing both
within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference will examine the
imbrication of affect and empire and will explore the ways in which
affect blurs the lines between presence, absence, past, present, future,
coloniality, postcoloniality and other liminal or ephemeral textual and
identity positions within the increasingly globalized experience of our
present moment.

UPDATE: [Children] Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production, Knowledge, Authenticity

updated: 
Monday, October 27, 2008 - 1:31pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production,
Knowledge, Authenticity

The fourth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for “Faking It!
Production, Knowledge, Authenticity,” a graduate student conference to be
held February 20-22, 2009, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century
Studies and its 2007-09 research theme “Past Knowing.”

CFP: [Children] The Young Adult Novel - Studies in the Novel - Special Issue

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 8:30pm
Sara Dammann

For a special issue on The Young Adult Novel, Studies in the Novel seeks
articles on young adult literature from any critical/literary perspective.
The volume is to be guest edited by A. David Cappella of Central
Connecticut State University. "Young adult literature," in this context,
refers to literature that has been written specifically for and marketed to
young adults. New perspectives on well-known YA novels are welcome, as
well as papers on those novels that have received less critical attention.
 Completed articles and 1-page vita to David Cappella at
(cappellad_at_ccsu.edu) WITH cc to (studiesinthenovel_at_unt.edu) by January 15,
2009.

CFP: [Children] Asterisks and Obelisks: Greece and Rome in Childrenâs Literature

updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 4:21pm
Owen Hodkinson

Call for papers: Asterisks and Obelisks: Greece and Rome in Children’s
Literature.
University of Wales Lampeter, 6-10 July 2009.
Organisers: Helen Lovatt (Nottingham); Owen Hodkinson (Lampeter).

Keynote speakers: Prof. Edith Hall, RHUL
                        Prof. Sheila Murnaghan, Pennsylvania
                        Prof. Deborah Roberts, Haverford College

Children’s authors confirmed as participating:

Michael Cadnum (author of many versions of classical myths based on Ovid
Metamorphoses)
Lucy Coats (Atticus the storyteller’s Greek myths)
Caroline Lawrence (the Roman Mysteries series),

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2008

CFP: [Children] Childhood and Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 1:44pm
Burlin Barr

Looking for essays for a two-volume series on depictions of childhood and adolescence in
international cinema. We encourage theoretical and multidisciplinary approaches that include
serious scholarship in the following areas: cinema studies, children’s literature, adolescent
literature, and the history, psychology, and philosophy of childhood and adolescence. Essays should
offer close analyses of film texts from different national, transnational, historical, and multicultural
perspectives. Interested in different varieties of film: documentary, nonfiction, experimental, and
narrative.

CFP: [Children] The Formative Years: Children's Literature in the University

updated: 
Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 1:59am
Spencer D. C. Keralis

The NEW YORK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE and
the FALES LIBRARY are pleased to announce a two-day Graduate Student
Conference on Children's Literature entitled "THE FORMATIVE YEARS:
CHILDREN"S LITERTURE IN THE UNIVERSITY" to be held at the Fales Library
March 26-27, 2009. The conference will feature a Keynote Address by KAREN
SANCHEZ-EPPLER.

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