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

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
( WITH cc to ( by January 15,

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

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

Call for papers: Asterisks and Obelisks: Greece and Rome in Children’s
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
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

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

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

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

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

CFP: [Children] Place and Space in Children's Literature Conference

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 7:50am
Maria Cecire

Place and Space in Children’s Literature
27-28 March 2009, University of Oxford
Keble College, Oxford

Keynote speech by Philip Pullman

The University of Oxford Children’s Literature and Youth Culture Colloquium invites papers on
the themes of place and space in children’s literature for its conference to be held at Keble
College, Oxford. The keynote speech, opening reception, and delegates’ dinner on the evening of
Friday 27 March will be followed by a day of panels and discussions on Saturday 28 March, 2009.

Confirmed speakers include Peter Hunt, Farah Mendlesohn, Margaret Kean, and Diane Purkiss.

Space is fundamental in any exercise of power
--Michel Foucault

CFP: [Children] CFP

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 10:57am
Bernadette Cantrall

Issue 14: Sense & Sensation
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31st January, 2009
Send to:

“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her
sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of
THAT is â€"‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense."
Aldous Huxley, Island

UPDATE: [Children] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction –– GEO Conference in Kirksville, MO

Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 1:47am
Tamara Sack

Due to unforeseen scheduling problems, we have had to move the date of
the conference. Instead of April 10-11, our conference will now take
place April 3-4. We are sorry about the inconvenience.

I am reposting the entire CFP in this update with all the correct and
current information. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 3-4, 2009!

CFP: [Children] Childhood in its Time: The Child in British Literature (1/11/08 for 03/28-29/09)

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:05pm
Adrienne Gavin and Andrew Humphries


Childhood in its Time:
The Child in British Literature

A two-day international conference to be held at
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Saturday-Sunday 28-29 March 2009
Keynote Speakers:

Professor Warren Chernaik, University of London
Professor Hugh Cunningham, University of Kent
Professor Kimberley Reynolds, Newcastle University

CFP: [Children] Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 7:00pm
Tara L. McLellan

2009 Call for Papers

The 15th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a
University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with
the university’s Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
Participants are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference
to attend the Faulkner Conference. More information about the 2009
Faulkner Conference will be available at

UPDATE: [Children] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction –– GEO Conference in Kirksville, MO

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 7:40pm
Tamara Sack

The deadline for submitting proposals to our Spring 2009
conference "Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction" has been
extended to midnight on January 15, 2009. Notices of acceptance will be
sent out mid-to-late February. Please refer to the original call for
papers for details on submission requirements.

Be sure to check out information on our conference in the December issue
of The Writer's Chronicle or online at

As usual, any questions or concerns may be sent to Tamara Sack at

Thank you.

CFP: [Children] Twilight Saga Convention

Monday, September 22, 2008 - 7:47pm
Ann-Laurel Nickel

Summer School in Forks: A Twilight Symposium is pleased to announce the
release of its Call for Proposals. The symposium, to be held June 25-28,
2009 in Forks, WA, will offer two full days of academic and fan
programming for adult fans and scholars of the Twilight Saga novels.

CFP: [Children] Myth And Fairy Tale Call For Papers

Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 9:47pm
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2008 Priority Deadline
1 December 2008 Final Deadline
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 30th Annual
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

CFP: [Children] Urban Childhoods - NYC Conference CFP

Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 3:18pm
Jennifer Griffiths

Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: "Urban Childhoods"
 New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
March 6, 2009
New York Institute of Technology Conference Facility
16 West 61st Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
11th Floor
New York, NY 10023
The New York Institute of Technology announces its fifth
interdisciplinary conference, “Urban Childhoods.” Scholars from a range
of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-
day conference at NYIT's Columbus Circle campus.

CFP: [Children] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction GEO Conference

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:03pm
Tamara Sack

The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 10-11,

Our speaker this year will be author extraordinaire Mary Ruefle, who has
published several books of poetry and prose as well as a comic book.
Inspired by her unique work A Little White Shadow, our conference is
entitled “Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction.” We are
looking for presentations, creative and scholarly, that deal with the
breaking down of culture and art, the imaginative implosions within the
written word, or simply those ideas that are not just out of the box but
crush it.

CFP: [Children] The Effect of Perceptual-Motor Approach on Visual Perception Skills inChildren withLearning Disorder

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 12:34pm
Shadi Nobahar

Special learning disorder is a model with neurological roots which show
itself as election in growth, integration and appearing verbal and non
verbal ability that maybe show itself as inability in listening , thing,
speaking, reading, writhing, spelling or mathematical calculating.
Children suffered from such disorder, despite of normal intelligence
quotient, contract with school dropout and low social skills due to
processing retardation, lacking perception and non special education.
in this research we tried to find a solution for one of this problems.

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

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 10:22pm
Diana Dominguez

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

Priority Deadline â€" November 15, 2008

Final Deadline â€" December 1, 2008
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.

Call for Papers/Proposals for the Children's and Young Adult Literature
and Culture Area of the 30th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA â€" Theme:
Bridges, Crossroads, and Ruptures

CFP: [Children] Marketing to/for/with Young People

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 5:20pm
Laura Robinson

Panel for Congress 2009 (May 23-30): Marketing to/for/with Young People
The Association for Research in Cultures of Young People invites
proposals from scholars and practitioners in all areas for papers that
address any aspect of marketing and cultures of young people. Papers
might consider the ways in which young people are interpellated into
consumer culture, the way cultures of young people are exploited by
and themselves exploit marketing strategies, or the way that cultures
of young people are used to market commodities to other age groups.
Please send proposals (700 words maximum) by e-mail or disk, in
Microsoft Word or RTF format, by 15 November to: Mavis Reimer
Department of English

CFP: [Children] Youth, Sexuality, Technology

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 5:15pm
Laura Robinson

Roundtable: Youth, Sexuality, Technology
The Association for Research in Cultures of Young People invites
proposals from scholars and practitioners in all areas for a
roundtable discussion of youth and sexuality. Examples from both real
life and fiction suggest that current laws regarding child pornography
are challenged by new technologies: for example, in recent incidents
in the United States (at Daphne Middle School and at a Hamilton
Township, NJ, middle school), young people took nude photographs of
themselves with cell phone cameras to share with friends; several
episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation have focused on the ways in

UPDATE: [Children] Expanding Literacy Studies International, Interdisciplinary Conference for Graduate Studies

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 4:47pm
Shawn Casey


Expanding Literacy Studies is an International, Interdisciplinary
Conference for Graduate Students to be held April 3-5, 2009, at The Ohio
State University.

Literacy Studies is a recent construct. At the same time, it addresses
long-standing questions and concerns within and across disciplines. But
what is literacy? Who is studying it? And how is it being studied?

CFP: [Children] Education, critical pedagogy

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 12:31am
Rebecca Shapiro

The following is a call for manuscripts for the Peter Lang Publishing
Education and New Literacies list.
One of the premier education publishing groups, Peter Lang Publishing is
looking for works that understand how new literacies and new ways of seeing
education are being invented -- as people from all walks of life, in
diverse sites, wrestle with new technologies, shifting values, changing
institutional forms and processes, and emerging structures characteristic
of postmodernity/New Times/the Global Informational Age. These texts aim to
explore these emerging domains and to create awareness of key trends and
features, translating them into educational consciousness and practice.

CFP: [Children] Children and Media Conference: Film, Books, Audio

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 6:16pm
wynn yarbrough

Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media
An Interdisciplinary Conference
September 26-27, 2008
University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia Film Committee invites papers
on the theme of the Child in Film and Media for an interdisciplinary
conference to be held on the UDC campus on September 26-27, 2008.

CFP: [Children] Hawthorne's children's literature, Special Journal Issue

Monday, July 14, 2008 - 6:11pm
Monika Elbert

There is a a special issue of _The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review_ planned on
Hawthorne's children's literature and on his fiction which includes
children as protagonists or his non-fiction which refers to children.
Topics of interest may include the following (but the list is not meant to
be exhaustive):