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CFP: [Children] Opportunity for Young Authors

Monday, April 28, 2008 - 8:30pm
Paul Kelsey

Become a Published Young Author or Illustrator!

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is a new online magazine devoted to
publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and artwork by children ages 6-12. The
editor is pleased to announce the publication of the first online issues (January/February &
March/April 2008) openly accessible from the Launch Pad web site. Children interested in
illustrating for Launch Pad should submit a sample(s) of artwork to the editor. We still have space
in all of our upcoming 2008 issues, and invite young authors to submit material about the
following themes:

CFP: [Children] Dragon Lode, Children's Literature Journal of the International Reading Association

Monday, April 28, 2008 - 4:29pm
Dr. Sandip LeeAnne Wilson

As editors of the Dragon Lode, a peer reviewed journal of the Children’s
Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International
Reading Association, we invite all those interested in bringing children
and their literature together to submit articles for publication in
future issues. We request scholarly articles of interest to teachers,
librarians, researchers, and authors, practical ones grounded in current
theory and research, or teaching strategies as they relate to: Children’s
Literature in the Classroom, The Home-School Connection, Bridges to
Content Knowledge, Current Issues in Children’s Literature and Reading,
Exploration of Authors and Illustrators, and to Special Themes.

CFP: [Children] Harry Potter Area at MPCA/MACA

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 3:24pm
Kathleen Turner

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American
Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Harry Potter Studies to the area
chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

CFP: [Children] MSA X-"Modernism and Global Media"

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 9:35pm
Derrick R. Spires

MSA X: Call for Panel and Roundtable Proposals
Deadline for Submission of Panel Proposals: May 12, 2008
Deadline for Submission of Roundtable Proposals: May 12, 2008
The 2008 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will take place at the
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, November 13-16, 2008. The
organization’s annual conference regularly brings together in excess of 500
scholars from a variety of disciplines and features an engaging mix of
keynote addresses, small seminars, panel presentations, and roundtable
discussions. This year’s event, “Modernism and Global Media,” will be
hosted by Vanderbilt University with generous financial support provided by

CFP: [Children] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:45pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Children] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:45am
Deirdre Linkiewicz

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to:

UPDATE: [Children] The Adolescent Novel (MLA 2008)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 1:17pm
Judith Broome

Critical or theoretical approaces to the adolescent novel, broadly
conceived: coming-of-age novels; first novels as "adolescent" texts;
future of the adolescent novel; graphic novels. 1-page abstracts by 20
March. Electronic submission preferred.

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UPDATE: [Children] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:53am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature Section M/MLA

Monday, February 11, 2008 - 10:27pm
Gwen Athene Tarbox

Children’s Literature: An Edwardian Centennial: Children’s Literature
in 1908
1908 marked a watershed year for children’s literature, with the
publication of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, Kenneth
Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, L. Frank Baum’s Dorothy and The Wizard
of Oz, and Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. The year
also saw the rise of the scouting movement, heralded by the publication
of Scouting for Boys by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. Papers are invited for
this M/MLA Children's Literature Panel that focus on any aspect of
children’s literature and culture in 1908. Please send a 250-word

CFP: [Children] âNewâ and âAlternativeâ Texts in Young Adult Literature (4/15/08; M/MLA, 11/13/08-11/16/08)

Monday, February 11, 2008 - 10:14pm
Melissa Sara Smith

“New” and “Alternative” Texts in Young Adult Literature

This panel seeks to investigate “new” and “alternative” texts for
adolescents by exploring television, film, reality programming, online
communities, video games, and other nontraditional genres as they exist
independently or in conversation with more traditional texts. We invite
participants to explore theoretical approaches to “new” and “alternative”
texts, examine the ways these texts function, and theorize the ways these
texts might fit within the field of young adult literature.

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature in India

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 5:52pm
Dr. Soophia Ahmad

The Journal of Children's Literature, published biannually by the
Children's Literature Association of India, seeks insightful and well-
researched articles on children's literature in India for its June 2008

"Literature," of course, includes not just novels, short stories, or
magazines, but also movies, theater, TV shows, computer games, cartoons,
radio programs, music, advertisements, etc.

All submissions must conform to the basic MLA Handbook (sixth edition)

Articles must be double-spaced, but not right justified.

Article length should be between 5000 to 10000 words.

All articles MUST be submitted by April 15, 2008.

CFP: [Children] SCMLA, November 6-8, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Monday, February 4, 2008 - 7:07pm
Andrea Nicole Miller

Call for papers for SCMLA, November 6-8, 2008, San Antonio, Texas

Session Theme: Contemporary Issues in Children’s Literature

Description: The Children's Literature Session of South Central MLA
(SCMLA), welcomes proposals for papers examining contemporary
or "current" and innovative issues in children’s and adolescent
literature. Methods might include concepts such as abjection,
postcolonialism, multiculturalism, feminisms or other applicable
treatments. Genres might include picture books, graphic narrative,
novels, etc.
Deadline: March 14, 2008

CFP: [Children] Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-4/12/08)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 5:17am
Susana Brower

CFP: Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)
junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 15th Annual
Humanities Conference, which will be on April 11-12, 2008. This year's
theme is “Where the Streets are Re-Named.”

CFP: [Children] Harry Potter Penomenon

Monday, January 28, 2008 - 8:12pm
Richard Currie

Abstracts, proposals for Harry Potter Phenomenon, Mid-Atlantic Popular
Culture Association, Oct. 31-Nov.3 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Send to

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UPDATE: [Children] Rocky Mountain MLA 2008 in Reno - HARRY POTTER session

Monday, January 28, 2008 - 6:57pm
Joan Grenier-Winther

RMMLA at Harrah's Reno - October 9-11, 2008
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno

Paper proposals solicited for session entitled:


Paper proposals to by March 1; email submission OK.

No membership requirement in RMMLA to submit a proposal, but acceptance,
listing in program, and presentation at the convention requires payment
of membership dues and convention registration fee.

For full CFP for RMMLA-2008 RENO go to

CFP: [Children] Panel Call: Children's Literature at UCR (dis)junctions

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 5:33am
Rory Moore


Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
children’s literature. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical
and cultural sources.

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of the message; please no

Call for Papers: General Topic, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California Riverside’s Fifteenth Annual Graduate Humanities
April 11-12, 2008
Where the Streets Are Re-named…(dis)junctions 2008
Abstract deadline: 2/15/08

CFP: [Children] Convention Alley: An International Harry Potter Conference

Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 8:57pm
Sheryll Townsend

This international conference envisions bringing the Harry Potter fandom
together in the beautiful city of Ottawa to discuss J.K. Rowling's novels
with one another and with literary scholars. In addition to keynote
speakers and programming sessions presented by fans and professionals, the
convention will feature directed discussion groups as well as informal
opportunities for fans and scholars to get to know one another and to
enjoy the city of Ottawa.

CFP: [Children] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:31am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English

CFP: [Children] Harry Potter & His Dark Materials (articles)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 1:41pm
Topic: The W&J Review

J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series and Philip Pullman’s trilogy “His
Dark Materials” have been among the most widely read works of the last
fifteen years. “Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review” seeks
original, well researched, and gracefully written scholarly essays that
analyze the novels, the film adaptations, or the reception of the works.
Essays may focus on one author or both, either a single text or several.
For submission guidelines, see Deadline for
completed papers: 4 April 2008.

UPDATE: [Children] Young Adult Literature and Blood

Monday, January 7, 2008 - 4:51pm
Jennifer Miskec

CFP: Critical Perspectives on YA Literature, Culture, and Blood (REVISED)

At the intersection of a number of YA texts is blood. Naturally or supernaturally, self-inflicted
or due to trauma, literally and metaphorically, teen blood is shed in a variety of ways and for a
variety of purposes in stories written for a teen audience. We are seeking articles for a proposed
collection that connect with their consideration of teen blood in YA literature and culture. We
are especially interested in critical examinations of contemporary YA texts and genres that have
yet to receive much critical attention.

CFP: [Children] The Adolescent Novel (MLA 2008)

Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 3:53pm

Abstracts are invited for a proposed Special Session at MLA 2008, San
Francisco, 27-30 December 2008, that engage critical/theoretical
approaches to the adolescent novel, broadly conceived: coming-of-age
narratives; first novels as "adolescent" texts; future of the adolescent
novel in the 21st century.

Electronic submissions preferred. Proposals by 15 March 2008 to

Judith Broome
Assistant Professor
Department of English
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne NJ 07470

UPDATE: [Children] Terminus, a Harry Potter Conference; 2/2/08; 7-11 Aug 2008

Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 6:07am
Sharon Goetz

Chicago, IL
August 7-11, 2008
A Harry Potter Conference presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Terminus, an interdisciplinary Harry Potter-themed conference to take place
August 7-11, 2008, in Chicago, Illinois, seeks papers, panels, interactive
workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentation formats suitable
for an audience of academics, students, professionals, and fans.

CFP: [Children] Canons of Childrenâs Literature

Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 11:11pm
Hannah Emery

Keynote Speaker: Paula Fass, author of Children of a New World: Society,
Culture, and Globalization

The University of California, Berkeley Children’s Literature Working Group
invites papers on the theme of canons of children’s literature for its
conference to be held on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday, 15 March 2008.

UPDATE: [Children] Children's Literature and the Legal System

Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 12:02am
Ramona Caponegro

“Children’s Literature and the Legal System”
Children's Literature Association Sponsored Session
2008 MLA Convention
San Francisco, December 2008
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2008

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature and the Legal System

Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 7:48pm
Ramona Caponegro

“Children’s Literature and the Legal System”
Children's Literature Association Sponsored Session
2008 MLA Convention
San Francisco, December 2008
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 15, 2008

UPDATE: [Children] Wind in the Willows

Monday, December 17, 2007 - 7:01pm
Donna Rae White

Extended deadline: January 31, 2008

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the
Willows, Jackie C. Horne and Donna R. White are soliciting essays for a
proposed volume in the Children’s Literature Association’s Centennial
Studies Series. The series seeks to reexamine children’s classics from a
contemporary perspective. All critical and theoretical approaches are
welcome. Possible topics include the following:

UPDATE: [Children] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:16pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,

CFP: [Children] Happy Endings

Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 1:54pm
Armelle Parey

Call for papers
Happy Endings

University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France
23rd-24th January 2009

UPDATE: [Children] Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 7:20am
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 14-17, 2007
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:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the