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UPDATE: Re-Evaluating Gender in Children's Literature (Ireland) (12/1/06; 2/23/07-2/24/07)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm
Padraic Whyte

Please note date of conference is 23 and 24 of February 2007 and not 2006 as in
the first CFP.

IRISH SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

5th Annual Conference

'Re-evaluating Gender in Children's Literature'

23 and 24 FEBRUARY 2007

Venue: Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Call for Papers
Proposals are welcome relating to the above and associated topics, including in
the areas of poetry, drama, and film for children. Proposals relating to
masculinities will be especially welcome.

CFP: Re-Evaluating Gender in Children's Literature (Ireland) (12/1/06; 2/23/07-2/24/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
Padraic Whyte

IRISH SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

5th Annual Conference

'Re-Evaluating Gender in Children's Literature'

23 and 24 FEBRUARY 2006

Venue: Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Call for Papers
Proposals are welcome relating to the above and associated topics, including in
the areas of poetry, drama, and film for children. Proposals relating to
masculinities will be especially welcome.

Proposals of 300 words should be sent to:
 Celia Keenan, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Email : celia.keenan_at_spd.dcu.ie
(Subject line should clearly indicate 'ISSCL Proposal')
to arrive no later than 1 December 2006

CFP: Dime Novels/Pulps/Juvenile Series (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:42pm
Leslie Fife

**** CALL FOR PAPERS ****
   
  Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
  Joint Annual Conference
   
  Boston Marriot Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts - April 4-7, 2007
   
  The PCA Dime Novels, Pulps, and Juvenile Series Books division invites interested parties to submit papers for presentation. Papers may cover (but are not limited to) any aspect of the following topics: authors, major characters, themes, readership, bibliography or research methods, social commentary, early genre forms, special collections, and matters of gender, race, class, image or attitude.
   

CFP: The Child and the Book (Turkey) (10/15/06; 3/31/07-4/1/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:42pm
Anthony Pavlik

CALL FOR PAPERS
THE CHILD AND THE BOOK
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: LOST IN TRANSLATION
30 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2007, BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Papers are invited for the fourth annual The Child and the Book conference
to be held at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, from March 30 - April
1, 2007.

CFP: Children's TV (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
Leslie Fife

    2007 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
  OF THE POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION
  and AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
   
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  The "Children's Television" Area of the Popular Culture Association invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of Children's Television Programs. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: educational aspects, critical perspectives, historical examinations, or discussions regarding the place of children's television in, or influence on, popular culture.
   

CFP: Picture Books and Children's Comics: Semiotics of Text and Image (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/06-3/4/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Vanessa Raney

38th Annual NeMLA Convention, 1-4 Mar. 2007, Baltimore, MD
Panel: Picture Books and Children's Comics: Semiotics of Text and Image
Chair: Vanessa Raney, Michigan State University

If we follow the argument that comics are for children, then what
distinguishes them from picture books? In the last decade, a newer focus on
the semiotics of picture books has begun to inform scholarship on comics.

Yet, for comics specifically written for children, do these reflect similar
patterns as found in picture books? If not, where do children's comics
diverge to be grouped along with comics intended for adults?

CFP: Children and Childhood Section of MAPACA (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Vibiana Bowman

<>Call for Papers for Children and Childhood Studies Section of The
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association 2006 Annual Conference
in Baltimore, Maryland, October 27-29, 2006

The MAP/ACA is a regional division of the Popular and American Culture
Associations, which are, in the words of Popular Culture Association
founder Ray Browne, "multi-disciplinary associations interested in new
approaches to the expressions, mass media and all other phenomena of
everyday life."

 From the MAP/ACA home page: http://webhosting.its.psu.edu/mapaca/

CFP: Children and Performance in Early Modernity (4/21/06; RSA, 3/22/07-3/24/07)

updated: 
Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Laurie Shannon

Children and Performance in Early Modernity
Renaissance Society of America Conference, Miami 2007

The Duke Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is sponsoring a
session on children in the contexts of early modern performance. We are
seeking abstracts for papers that consider any aspect of this subject --
court culture, children's companies, public performances, and private
environments. Ideally we would like to assemble a session that touches
on the implications and conditions of child actors from a variety of
cultural settings and in a variety of modes (theater, music, dance, etc.).

CFP: Phoenix Rising: A Harry Potter Symposium (11/1/06; 5/17/07-5/21/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Sharon Goetz

CALL FOR PAPERS: Phoenix Rising
New Orleans, LA
May 17-21, 2007
A Harry Potter Symposium presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Phoenix Rising, an interdisciplinary _Harry Potter_-themed symposium to
take place May 17-21, 2007, in New Orleans, Louisiana, seeks papers,
panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other
presentation formats suitable for an audience of academics, students,
professionals, and fans.

CFP: Children's Literature (4/30/06; MPCA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Sorby, Angela

Papers engaging with any aspect of children's literature and culture are invited for possible presentation at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association meeting in Indianapolis, Oct. 27-29, 2006. Specific panels are likely to include GLOBAL GIRLHOOD and CHILDREN'S MATERIAL CULTURE, but all topics will be considered. Fully-assembled panels of 3-4 participants are also welcome. Please send 250 word abstracts by April 30 to Angela Sorby, Area Chair, angela.sorby_at_mu.edu.
Website: http://www.mpcaaca.org

CFP: Harry Potter (6/1/06; MAPACA, 10/17/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
RCu8598882_at_aol.com

Abstracts and proposals on the Harry Potter phemomenon are sought for the
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association/ American Studies Association October
17-29 2006 in Baltimore, Md. I am interested in the cultural affect of the
kinds of apparel, spin-off stories and the generaal enthusiaism for J .K.
Rowland's series found even among adult but also children. Deadline June 1 to Richard
Currie at RCu8598882_at_aol.com or Currie_at_postbox. csi. cuny. edu

CFP: Children's Classics (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
g-gurujal_at_northwestern.edu

Mr. Toad, Wolf Larsen, Heidi, Phileas Fogg, Ichabod, Sherlock, Anne, Alice, Tweedledum, Tweedledee,
Jacob Marley, Dr. Moreau, Long John Silver: in what ways do such literary characters and their
distant cousins endure? How were these classics in dialogue with other canonical works? Were
authors like Wilde and Eliot--in texts like The Selfish Giant or Old Possum's Book of Practical
Cats--at liberty to engage the imagination in alternative ways in material purportedly "for
children"? Have mediated versions of such characters replaced the mythical divinities in the
"public imagination?" How can we engage critical, historical, linguistic, or dialectical analyses

CFP: Boys, Girls, Birds and Beasts: Gender Construction and Animals in Children's literature (3/30/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Tali

"Boys, Girls, Birds and Beasts: Gender Construction and Animals in
Children's literature"
2006 MLA Convention
Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2006

This special session will examine how the companionship of animals
guides and influences and/or determines children's socialization and
emotional and sexual development in literature for children and young
adults.

Please send abstracts electronically by March 30th to:

Ms. Tali Noimann
tnoimann_at_honorscollege.cuny.edu

----------------------------
Ms. Chamutal Noimann
CUNY Graduate School & University Center
Honors College
365 Fifth Ave.
NYC, NY 10016
(718)768-4752
tnoimann_at_honorscollege.cuny.edu

CFP: Cultural Roundup in Children's Literature (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Johnson, Joanna W

Call for Papers
South Central Modern Language Association
Dallas 2006 - "Cultural Roundup"
  
"Cultural Roundup in Children's Literature"
  
The Children's Literature Division of the SCMLA invites paper proposals
for the 2006 meeting to be held October 26-28 in Dallas, Texas. In
keeping with the conference theme "Cultural Roundup," this panel
welcomes proposals for papers on the topic of culture with attention to
gender, religion, race, ethnicity, and adolescence.
  
For more information about membership in the SCMLA or the upcoming
meeting in Dallas, please visit the SCMLA web site at
http://www.ou.edu/scmla.
  

CFP: Harry Potter: The Fantastic and the Fantasy (4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-10/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Dr. Peggy Huey

The six volumes of the Harry Potter series are filled with both fantasy and
things we can describe as fantastic. This session is designed to explore
those elements in more depth. Please submit a proposal of no more than 250
words by 4/1/06 to phuey_at_ut.edu (please put "SAMLA" in the subject line) or
by mail to Dr. Peggy J Huey, Box 53F, University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606.

CFP: New Directions in Children's Geographies (UK) (3/31/06; 9/7/06-9/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Kraftl Peter

Dear all, please find below a CFP for a Children's Geographies (and
Children's Studies) conference at The University of Northampton in
September of this year.

Call for Papers

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CHILDREN'S GEOGRAPHIES

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7th and 8th September 2006

Centre for Children and Youth

The University of Northampton

=20

Convenors:

=20

Faith Tucker, John Horton, Peter Kraftl, Sarah Armstrong

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Themes:

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CFP: Aging and the Young (3/1/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Leni Marshall

CFP: Aging and the Young (3/1/06; MLA 12/27-12/30/06)

Aging and the Young: Representations of Old Age in Young Adult and
Children's Literature

What do storybooks teach children about getting old? How do
children's books and books for young adults construct lifetimes on a
personal and a social level? How do such books contribute to ageism,
age positivism, or a multiplicity of views? How could they do things
differently? How can and do books for pre-adults prepare people to
embrace the challenges of getting older throughout the life
cycle? Papers on all aspects of old age in children's and young
adult literature welcomed.

UPDATE: Adolescent Medievalism (2/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Lorretta Holloway

Working Title--Adolescent Medievalism: The Middle Ages Packaged for Children and Young Adults

As stated in our initial CFP, we are interested in abstracts on how the Middle Ages has been and is presented to young people. This focus includes not only literature written specifically for older children and adolescents but also historical fiction, textbooks, and other texts that address the Middle Ages or use medieval motifs. We have many fine abstracts but have noticed specific gaps that need filling.

CFP: Children's Literature Society of the American Literature Association (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
dorothy.g.clark_at_csun.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: Children’s Literature Society of the American Literature Association

The Children’s Literature Society of the ALA seeks abstracts for two panels on children’s literature for the American Literature Association Conference to be held May 25-28, 2006, at The Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, CA.

With the location of this year’s conference in mind, The Children's Literature Society panels deal with exploring innovation and re-envisioning of narrative and gender in children's literature.

"Radical Change": Narrative Innovations in American Children's Literature

CFP: Shakespeare and the Cultures of Childhood, 1807-2007 (1/31/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:05pm
Kate Chedgzoy

2007 sees the two-hundredth anniversary of the first publication of two
books that have played distinctively significant roles in the mediation
of Shakespeare for children, and the reception of his works by them:
Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, and Henrietta Bowdler's
The Family Shakespeare (revised by her brother Thomas a decade later).
As guest-editors of a cluster of essays in the December 2006 issue of
the new Routledge journal Shakespeare, we wish to take this anniversary
as an opportunity to reflect on some of the meanings and consequences of
Shakespeare's global travels through the cultures of childhood over the
last two hundred years.

UPDATE: Thoreau Featured at Carson Conference (1/19/06; 6/13/06-6/16/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Barbara Klein

Franklin Burroughs, author and conservationist, has been added to the
program of featured speakers for the Fourth NEW-CUE Writers' Conference
and Workshop in honor of Rachel Carson in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in
June, 2006. Burroughs' work has been included in publications such as
the Kenyon Review, Harper's Magazine, The American Scholar and the
Georgia Review, and he has won critical acclaim for his two books Billy
Watson's Croker Sack and Horry and the Waccamaw.

CFP: Childhood in the City (UK) (1/17/06; 8/30/06-9/1/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Kraftl Peter

Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual International Conference 2006
'Global social justice and environmental sustainability'
30 August - 1st September 2006
at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, London

Call for Papers:
Childhood in the City
Sponsored by Urban Geography Research Group

 **PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A SESSION AT A BROAD INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL CONFERENCE, NOT FOR A STANDALONE CONFERENCE**

Convenors: John Horton, Owain Jones, Peter Kraftl and Faith Tucker

 

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