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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):

CFP: [Medieval] Child labour

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 5:35am
Sharad Chandra

Proposals invited from Social Scientists for a collection of essays on
We are looking forward to chapters about 8000-10000 words long, with focus
on strategies for elimination; realistic study of causative factors;
government interventions; international agencies; Role of the NGOs, CSOs,
Media; analysis of the national policy; use of technology; Child and the
Please e-mail your proposals (250/w) including your affiliation by 30th.
July, 2008. We expect to have full chapters in hand by 15th. September,
2008. Complete manuscript will be submitted to the publisher by October
10th, 2008. The plan is to launch the book during the Seminar on Child

CFP: [Children] Harry Potter Phenomenon

Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 11:24pm
Richard Currie

Proposals or abstracts for Harry Potter panel at Mid Atlantic Popular
Culture Association American Culture Association conference October 30 to
November 2, 2008. Subjects on adaptation, popular culture, literary
filiation and other phenomenon associated with the Harry Potter books.
Deadline to me is July 3, July 10 to the program chair.

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Sun Jun 15 2008 - 19:24:24 EDT

UPDATE: [Children] Popular Print Cultures

Monday, June 2, 2008 - 2:08pm
Kirsten MacLeod

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
27-30 August 2008

Having received additional funding we are able to expand the conference and
extend the deadline for submission of proposals to June 30th.

CFP: [Children] Diana Wynne Jones

Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 10:17pm
Charles Butler

Diana Wynne Jones. A conference.

Location: University of the West of England, Bristol.
Date: 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2009

Note that Continental Airlines offers a non-stop flight from Newark to
The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Organisers: Charles Butler, Farah Mendlesohn, Chris Bell.

Diana Wynne Jones lives in Bristol and hopes to attend on Saturday.

Call for Papers:

On any and all aspects of the writing of Diana Wynne Jones, on her
influence and influences. Papers on fan activity and scholarship, TV and
film adaptations also welcome.

Deadline, 31st January 2009.

[We are also potentially interested in papers allied to the topic: if
unsure, just ask.]

UPDATE: [Children] MAP/ACA - Deadline June 15

Friday, May 16, 2008 - 4:35pm
Vibiana Bowman

Call for Papers MAPACA 2008
Children and Childhood Studies Section
Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2008

Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
Annual Conference October 30 - November 2, 2008
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
For conference Information:
Group rate available until September 30, 2008. Subject to availability.
Reminder: Travel between the United States and Canada now requires a valid

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: