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UPDATE: [Children] The Adolescent Novel (MLA 2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 1:17pm
Judith Broome

Critical or theoretical approaces to the adolescent novel, broadly
conceived: coming-of-age novels; first novels as "adolescent" texts;
future of the adolescent novel; graphic novels. 1-page abstracts by 20
March. Electronic submission preferred.

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UPDATE: [Children] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:53am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of
English

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature Section M/MLA

updated: 
Monday, February 11, 2008 - 10:27pm
Gwen Athene Tarbox

Children’s Literature: An Edwardian Centennial: Children’s Literature
in 1908
 
1908 marked a watershed year for children’s literature, with the
publication of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, Kenneth
Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, L. Frank Baum’s Dorothy and The Wizard
of Oz, and Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. The year
also saw the rise of the scouting movement, heralded by the publication
of Scouting for Boys by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. Papers are invited for
this M/MLA Children's Literature Panel that focus on any aspect of
children’s literature and culture in 1908. Please send a 250-word

CFP: [Children] âNewâ and âAlternativeâ Texts in Young Adult Literature (4/15/08; M/MLA, 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Monday, February 11, 2008 - 10:14pm
Melissa Sara Smith

“New” and “Alternative” Texts in Young Adult Literature

This panel seeks to investigate “new” and “alternative” texts for
adolescents by exploring television, film, reality programming, online
communities, video games, and other nontraditional genres as they exist
independently or in conversation with more traditional texts. We invite
participants to explore theoretical approaches to “new” and “alternative”
texts, examine the ways these texts function, and theorize the ways these
texts might fit within the field of young adult literature.

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature in India

updated: 
Friday, February 8, 2008 - 5:52pm
Dr. Soophia Ahmad

The Journal of Children's Literature, published biannually by the
Children's Literature Association of India, seeks insightful and well-
researched articles on children's literature in India for its June 2008
issue.

"Literature," of course, includes not just novels, short stories, or
magazines, but also movies, theater, TV shows, computer games, cartoons,
radio programs, music, advertisements, etc.

All submissions must conform to the basic MLA Handbook (sixth edition)
style.

Articles must be double-spaced, but not right justified.

Article length should be between 5000 to 10000 words.

All articles MUST be submitted by April 15, 2008.

CFP: [Children] SCMLA, November 6-8, 2008, San Antonio, TX

updated: 
Monday, February 4, 2008 - 7:07pm
Andrea Nicole Miller

Call for papers for SCMLA, November 6-8, 2008, San Antonio, Texas

Session Theme: Contemporary Issues in Children’s Literature

Description: The Children's Literature Session of South Central MLA
(SCMLA), welcomes proposals for papers examining contemporary
or "current" and innovative issues in children’s and adolescent
literature. Methods might include concepts such as abjection,
postcolonialism, multiculturalism, feminisms or other applicable
treatments. Genres might include picture books, graphic narrative,
novels, etc.
  
Deadline: March 14, 2008

CFP: [Children] Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-4/12/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 5:17am
Susana Brower

CFP: Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-
4/12/08)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)
junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 15th Annual
Humanities Conference, which will be on April 11-12, 2008. This year's
theme is “Where the Streets are Re-Named.”

CFP: [Children] Harry Potter Penomenon

updated: 
Monday, January 28, 2008 - 8:12pm
Richard Currie

Abstracts, proposals for Harry Potter Phenomenon, Mid-Atlantic Popular
Culture Association, Oct. 31-Nov.3 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Send to
RCu8598882_at_aol.com

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UPDATE: [Children] Rocky Mountain MLA 2008 in Reno - HARRY POTTER session

updated: 
Monday, January 28, 2008 - 6:57pm
Joan Grenier-Winther

RMMLA at Harrah's Reno - October 9-11, 2008
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno

Paper proposals solicited for session entitled:

HARRY POTTER (Open Topic)

Paper proposals to rmmla_at_wsu.edu by March 1; email submission OK.

No membership requirement in RMMLA to submit a proposal, but acceptance,
listing in program, and presentation at the convention requires payment
of membership dues and convention registration fee.

For full CFP for RMMLA-2008 RENO go to www.rmmla.org

CFP: [Children] Panel Call: Children's Literature at UCR (dis)junctions

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 5:33am
Rory Moore

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
children’s literature. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical
and cultural sources.

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to rory.moore_at_email.ucr.edu
by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of the message; please no
attachments).

Call for Papers: General Topic, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California Riverside’s Fifteenth Annual Graduate Humanities
Conference
April 11-12, 2008
Where the Streets Are Re-named…(dis)junctions 2008
Abstract deadline: 2/15/08

CFP: [Children] Convention Alley: An International Harry Potter Conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 8:57pm
Sheryll Townsend

This international conference envisions bringing the Harry Potter fandom
together in the beautiful city of Ottawa to discuss J.K. Rowling's novels
with one another and with literary scholars. In addition to keynote
speakers and programming sessions presented by fans and professionals, the
convention will feature directed discussion groups as well as informal
opportunities for fans and scholars to get to know one another and to
enjoy the city of Ottawa.

CFP: [Children] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:31am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English

CFP: [Children] Harry Potter & His Dark Materials (articles)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 1:41pm
Topic: The W&J Review

J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series and Philip Pullman’s trilogy “His
Dark Materials” have been among the most widely read works of the last
fifteen years. “Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review” seeks
original, well researched, and gracefully written scholarly essays that
analyze the novels, the film adaptations, or the reception of the works.
Essays may focus on one author or both, either a single text or several.
For submission guidelines, see www.washjeff.edu/topic. Deadline for
completed papers: 4 April 2008.

UPDATE: [Children] Young Adult Literature and Blood

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 4:51pm
Jennifer Miskec

CFP: Critical Perspectives on YA Literature, Culture, and Blood (REVISED)

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] The Adolescent Novel (MLA 2008)

updated: 
Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 3:53pm
Judith

Abstracts are invited for a proposed Special Session at MLA 2008, San
Francisco, 27-30 December 2008, that engage critical/theoretical
approaches to the adolescent novel, broadly conceived: coming-of-age
narratives; first novels as "adolescent" texts; future of the adolescent
novel in the 21st century.

Electronic submissions preferred. Proposals by 15 March 2008 to
broomej1_at_wpunj.edu

Judith Broome
Assistant Professor
Department of English
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne NJ 07470

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

updated: 
Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 6:07am
Sharon 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.

CFP: [Children] Canons of Childrenâs Literature

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 11:11pm
Hannah Emery

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.

UPDATE: [Children] Children's Literature and the Legal System

updated: 
Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 12:02am
Ramona Caponegro

“Children’s Literature and the Legal System”
Children's Literature Association Sponsored Session
2008 MLA Convention
San Francisco, December 2008
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2008

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature and the Legal System

updated: 
Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 7:48pm
Ramona Caponegro

“Children’s Literature and the Legal System”
Children's Literature Association Sponsored Session
2008 MLA Convention
San Francisco, December 2008
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 15, 2008

UPDATE: [Children] Wind in the Willows

updated: 
Monday, December 17, 2007 - 7:01pm
Donna Rae White

Extended deadline: January 31, 2008

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:

UPDATE: [Children] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

updated: 
Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:16pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,

CFP: [Children] Happy Endings

updated: 
Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 1:54pm
Armelle Parey

Call for papers
Happy Endings

University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France
23rd-24th January 2009

UPDATE: [Children] Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 7:20am
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 15 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] 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.
 

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