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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.

UPDATE: [Children] Refractory â Series Television (8/20/07: Journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, August 5, 2007 - 10:33pm
Dr. Lucian Chaffey

CALL FOR PAPERS - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media is a refereed,
peer-reviewed, e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting
aspects of current and past entertainment media. The journal is
published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and
Communication, University of Melbourne.

http://www.refractory.unimelb.edu.au/

Submission of abstracts (500 words) + brief bio: 8/20/07
Selected proposals will be asked to submit a completed article of 4-6000
words by 11/10/07
Publication: Early 2008

CFP: [Children] Call for Submissions for Young Authors and Illustrators

updated: 
Sunday, August 5, 2007 - 3:28pm
Paul Kelsey

Call for Submissions

Become a Published Young Author or Illustrator!

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is now accepting fiction, nonfiction,
poetry, book reviews, and artwork by children ages 6-12. We encourage children to submit a
few illustrations with their written work, but this is not a requirement. We are looking for creative
works about the following themes:

Animals
The Ocean
Fairy Tales & Fantasy
Heroes
Mysteries
Sports

CFP: [Children] North Wind Journal Article Deadline Oc tober 1

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 2:31pm
John Pennington

/North Wind/, the journal devoted to George MacDonald studies, is seeking
articles for its 2007 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of
MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The
journal is also seeking shorter “notes and queries” and “connections” that
focus on issues related to MacDonald.

Deadline for submissions is October 1, but final manuscript deadline can be
negotiated. All submissions should be sent to John Pennington, Editor,
/North Wind/, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI 54301. The complete
editorial guidelines can be found at
http://www.snc.edu/english/submissionguidelines.html.

CFP: [Children] JCL (Children's Literature Association of India - Journal July 2008 Issue; 30 March 2008

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 1:37pm
Anto Thomas Chakramakkil

July 2008 Issue of the Biannual Journal of the Children's Literature
focuses on studies in Asian Children's Literature. We welcome articles
(in English)on Asian children's literature of any category.
1. Articles from the scholars residing in Asian countries on their
respective children's literature.
2. Anyone interested in the subject can focus on the writings of authors
of Asian origin that write residing outside Asia, for example, Asian-
American literature .
They can be submitted as email word attachment file to info_at_claiindia.org
on or before 30 March 2008. Articles for consideration shoulf conform to
MLA Handbook style. While submitting articles use double space throughout

CFP: [Children] POLITICS & POLEMICS - CLAI Conference (India) 10-12 Jan 2008; 30 Nov. 2007

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - 12:34am
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.
Date: January 10th to 12th 2008.
Last date for paper proposals: Nov.30th 2007.
Send Panel proposals or paper abstracts (250-500 words) by email to
info_at_claiindia.org.
Information regarding conference fee & accommodation will be posted in
www.claiindia.org by 30 Sept. 2007.

CFP: Teen Wizards Collection (8/30/07; collection)

updated: 
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 9:50pm
Jes Battis

"A Dragon Wrecked My Prom: Teen Wizards and High School"

'The Dead rose--we should at least have an assembly.'
- Xander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

High School is difficult enough to negotiate without having to save the
world, but, as a whole genre of teen fiction has explored, teens seem able
to do both. Shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the novels of Diane Duane,
Tanya Huff, and Mercedes Lackey, as well as numerous comics, graphic novels,
and cartoons, all present audiences with teens who wield extraordinary
powers while battling the everyday demons of adolescence.

CFP: Children and Childhood Studies Section (6/15/07; MAPACA, 11/2/07-11/4/07)

updated: 
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 9:16pm
Vibiana Bowman

*Call for Papers for Children and Childhood Studies Section *

Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

18th Annual Conference -- November 2-4, 2007

Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia

*DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 15, 2007*

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) research focuses on the societal,
cultural, and political forces, which shape the lives of children and
the concept of childhood. CCS draws from the behavioral and social
sciences as well as the arts. Papers in this area examine the impact
of popular culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of
children and young adults as influencers and creators of that popular
culture.

CFP: The Picture Book (10/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:55pm
Anastasia M Ulanowicz

The "Picture Book" special issue of ImageTexT is accepting paper
submissions that address the history, form, narrative strategies, and
cultural uses of the picture book. Submitted essays should work toward
furthering ImageTexT's ongoing investigation of the material,
historical, theoretical, and cultural implications of visual textuality.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Harry Potter (5/21/07; MPCA/MACA, 10/12/07-10/14/07)

updated: 
Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:04pm
Kathleen Turner

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American
Culture Association is extending the proposal deadline for its upcoming
conference. I have already received many wonderful submissions, but need
more to even out some panels. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2007 at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Kansas
City-City Center, Kansas City, MO.

CFP: Young Adult Literature and Blood (11/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:23pm
Jennifer Miskec

CFP - Essay Collection: Critical Perspectives on YA Literature, Culture, and
Blood

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.

UPDATE: Harry Potter Phenomenon (6/1/07; MAPACA, 11/2/07-11/4/07)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2007 - 8:59pm
RCu8598882_at_aol.com

Update, Proposals, papers sought for Harry Potter Phenomenon at Mid Atlantic
Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association Nov 2-4, Philadelphia, PA by June 1
Send to _RCu8598882_at_aol.com_ (mailto:RCu8598882_at_aol.com) or Richard Currie,
College of Staten Island, New York 103014

CFP: Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults (4/20/07; 10/4/07-10/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:49pm
Carrie Hintz

Call for Papers: Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults

I am seeking abstracts for a panel on Utopian and Dystopian Writing for
Children and Young Adults for the 32nd Annual Meeting of the _Society for
Utopian Studies_-- held at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
[Toronto, Canada] on Oct. 4-7, 2007.

CFP: Harry Potter and the Internet (4/30/07; MPCA/MACA, 10/12/07-10/14/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:48pm
Paul Booth

MPCA/MACA - Regional Conference
Oct 12-14, 2007
Radisson Hotel & Suites Kansas City-City Center, 1301 Wyandotte Ave., Kansas
City MO 64105

Special Area for 2007!

The Harry Potter and Hypermedia/Hypertext areas of the Midwestern Popular
Culture Association are accepting submissions for a special section on

Harry Potter and the Internet

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2007.

Topics are open, but can include:
- Fan Fiction
- Slash
- Promotion
- J. K. Rowling's website
- Relationship between book/film/website
- Children's reaction to online experience
- Shifts in narrative
- Or any other topics

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