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CFP: [Children] Religion in Children's and YA Fiction

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:16pm
Dr. Jennifer MIskec

CFP: Religion in Children's and YA Fiction,
for a panel that will be proposed for the
2008 Children's Literature Association Conference,
Normal,IL, June 12-15

The deadline for abstracts is December 15, 2007

We are seeking scholarship on religion in Children's and Young Adult
fiction, where religion is used as a major plot element and/or where
characters are shown examining their own religion or experiencing
religion in a particular way. We will consider papers that enter into
critical/theoretical discussions of texts.

Please email one-page abstracts to Jennifer M. Miskec at jennifer.miskec
at cnu.edu and June Cummins at jcummins at mail.sdsu.edu

CFP: [Children] Everyone Poops: Children's Literature and the Bathroom

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:13pm
Dr. Jennifer MIskec

SAMLA 2008
Children's Literature Discussion Circle
Deadline for abstracts: March 11, 2008

Everyone Poops: Children's Literature and the Bathroom

This panel seeks scholarship on the various uses of bathroom imagery in
Children's and Adolescent Literature. Whether it involves action that
takes place within the bathroom setting or bathroom humor that takes
place outside, we seek submissions that examine a wide range of topics
such as ribald humor on bodily functions, discussions of bodily science,
the dangers of the bathroom/locker room, or simply toilet training
manuals. Any critical/theoretical approach is welcome.

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature and Disability

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:12pm
Dr. Jennifer MIskec

"Disability Issues in Children's and Young Adult Literature"
Children's Literature Association Sponsored Session
2008 MLA Convention
San Francisco, December 2008
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2008

UPDATE: [Children] Studies in English (Izmir/Turkey) (01/04/07; 04/16/08 â 04/18/08)

updated: 
Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:06am
Rezzan Kocaoner Silku

Call for Papers

Studies in English
Third International IDEA Conference
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
16-18 April 2008

Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: 4 January 2008

The Third International IDEA Conference will be held at Ege
University, Izmir, Turkey on 16-18 April 2008. The Conference
will be jointly hosted by Ege University, Department of English
Language and Literature, and English Language and Literature
Research Association of Turkey (IDEA). The Conference will cover
the following four main areas of studies in English:

Literature
Language and Linguistics
Translation Studies
Cultural Studies

UPDATE: [Children] Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (12/15/07; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/13/08-2/16/08)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2007 - 3:15pm
Diana Dominguez

Update: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/07;
SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/13/08-2/16/08)

Extended Deadline: December 15, 2007
There's still time!

Call for Papers/Proposals for the Children's and Young Adult Literature
and Culture Area of the 29th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA â€" Theme:
Initiation

February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

E-mail submissions preferred:
Dr. Diana Dominguez
Area Chair
gypsyscholar_at_rgv.rr.com

Please put SWPCA Submission in e-mail subject line.

UPDATE: [Children] American Literature Association, Latina/o Literature Society

updated: 
Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 7:37pm
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

 
CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
May 22-25, 2008
 
The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature
Association seeks proposals for several panels at the American Literature
Association’s 19th annual conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, CA
May 25-28, 2008.
 
Those interested in submitting a paper should send a one-page abstract with
your name, position, affiliation, and contact information to Latina/o
Literature and Culture Society co-chair Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson at
eliza_rodriguezygibson_at_redlands.edu by January 17, 2008.
 

UPDATE: [Children] Myth and Fairy Tale

updated: 
Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 12:15am
Sharon Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference
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

CFP: [Children] Terminus, a Harry Potter Conference; 2/1/08; 7-11 Aug 2008

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 4:48am
Sharon K. 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.

UPDATE: [Children] Canons of Childrenâs Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 7:11pm
Hannah Emery

Call for Proposals: Canons of Children’s Literature
15 March 2008, University of California, Berkeley

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.

CFP: [Children] Canons of Childrenâs Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 4:25pm
Hannah Emery

Call for Proposals: Canons of Children’s Literature
15 May 2008, University of California, Berkeley

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.

CFP: [Children] Myth and Fairy Tale

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 3:10pm
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 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

UPDATE: [Children] International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

updated: 
Monday, October 8, 2007 - 10:17pm
Graham J. Murphy

The 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
                        
Delightful Horror and the Sense of Wonder:
Appreciating the Sublime in the Fantastic

[Feel free to distribute this updated Call for Papers]

CFP: [Children] CALL FOR PAPERS

updated: 
Monday, October 8, 2007 - 12:19pm
OSAYIMWENSE OSA

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN CHILDREN’S & YOUTH LITERATURE (JACYL)
Editor:Osayimwense Osa
Associate Editors:Betsie van der Westhuizen, North West University, South
Africa
                         Chikoko Muponder, University of the
Witwatersrand, South Africa
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Journal African Children’s & Youth Literature invites contributions
from Children’s and Youth Literature theorists, practitioners, scholars
and graduate students.
Please email papers to the editor, Osayimwense Osa, at
Osayimwense_at_gmail.com
OR
Send a copy to the editor using the following address:

CFP: [Children] Special journal issue on didacticism in 18th-century children's literature

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2007 - 11:47pm
Adrianne Wadewitz

The Lion and the Unicorn, a journal committed to a broad investigation
of children's literature, is inviting submissions for a special issue
devoted to the varieties of the didactic in the long eighteenth
century. Didacticism, often considered the dominant literary form of
much European and American eighteenth-century children's literature,
has been undertheorized. Possible topics might include:

What was the relationship between eighteenth-century pedagogy and didacticism?

How did children and adults read didactic texts as quintessentially
eighteenth-century readers?

CFP: [Children] Harry Potter SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/07; 13-16/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 12:32pm
C. Jason Smith

Call for Papers: Harry Potter: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX
PCA/ACA

The 2008 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
29th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque,
NM, February 13-16, 2008.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to
invite paper and panel proposals on any aspect of the Harry Potter
franchise. These could include, but are not limited to, the following:

• The interrelation between the books and film
• Author-fan dynamics
• Author-critic dynamics
• fandom
• sex and gender
• race
• religion

UPDATE: [Children] Critical Perspectives on YA Literature, Culture, and Blood

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 2:51am
Jennifer Miskec

CFP: Critical Perspectives on YA Literature, Culture, and Blood
Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2007

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] 39th ANNUAL College English Association National Conference March 27-29, 200

updated: 
Friday, September 14, 2007 - 1:33pm
Jeraldine Kraver

Call for Papers for the 39th ANNUAL College English Association National
Conference March 27-29, 2008 St. Louis, Missouri

Conference Theme: PASSAGES
Special Topic: Literature for Children and Young Adults
Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2007
Special Topic Contact Person: Jeri Kraver, University of Northern
Colorado (Jeraldine.Kraver_at_unco.edu)
Web Site: http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/conference2008.htm

CFP: [Children] The Wind in the Willows

updated: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 3:18pm
Donna R. White

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:

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature and Social Justice

updated: 
Monday, September 10, 2007 - 8:00pm
Karen Sands-O'Connor

     Buffalo State College is proud to announce the 2008 Postgraduate
(Graduate Student) Child and the Book Conference in Buffalo, New York,
16th Mayâ€"18th May 2008. We are looking for proposals from graduate/
postgraduate students for twenty minute papers. Although papers will be
accepted for consideration on any aspect of children’s literature, the
main focus and theme of the conference is Social Justice and Children’s
Literature. We hope to publish the best of the conference papers from
each of the social justice categories below in a special issue of the
Lion and the Unicorn on Children’s Literature and Social Justice. If you

CFP: [Children] Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/07; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/13/08-2/16/08)

updated: 
Sunday, August 12, 2007 - 6:33pm
Diana Dominguez

Call for Papers/Proposals for the Children's and Young Adult Literature
and Culture Area of the 29th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA â€" Theme:
Initiation

February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2007

E-mail submissions preferred:
Dr. Diana Dominguez
Area Chair
gypsyscholar_at_rgv.rr.com

Please put SWPCA Submission in e-mail subject line.

CFP: [Children] YA Lit and the Academy (new academic journal section)

updated: 
Friday, August 10, 2007 - 4:14pm
Elizabeth Ross

Increasing pressures to improve the performance of K-12 students in reading
has been transforming the classrooms and schools of education in the US
since 2002. Young Adult literature remains a useful tool for teaching and
encouraging a love of reading in America’s youth. Authors of YA literature,
if they haven’t already, should be considering educational applications of
their work, and become a part of a cooperative effort to improve literacy.
This journal is looking for papers addressing the uses of YA literature in
the classroom, ethical responsibilities of YA authors to consider US
educational goals in their work, academic evaluation of bodies of YA

UPDATE: [Children] POLITICS & POLEMICS - 2nd Annual International Conference of the

updated: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 4:44am
Anto Thomas Chakramakkil

POLITICS & POLEMICS - 2nd Annual International Conference of the
Children's Literature Association of India.
Venue & host: St.Aloysius College, Mangalore, Karnataka, Southern India.
Information on St.Aloysius College: www.staloysius.ac.in
Local Conference Chair: Dr.Arputhem Lordusamy, Head of the Department of
English, St.Alosyius College,Mangalore. Email: swamysac_at_yahoo.com
Date: January 10th to 12th, 2008.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
1. Jean Webb, Professor of International Children's Literature, University
of Worcester, England.
2. Rachel Johnson, Research Collections Librarian, University of
Worcester,England.

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