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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

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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

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Convenors:

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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

 

CFP: Love Potions in Harry Potter (1/2/06; LUMOS, 7/27/06-7/30/06)

updated: 
Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:21pm
Melissa D. Aaron

Panel or a roundtable on love potions in Harry Potter, especially on
their importance in *Half Blood Prince.* Short presentations sought
on different aspects of Love Potions. Examples might be Love Potion
Ethics, Love Potion Mechanics, how love potions in HP relate to
"real" historical/cultural love spells and potions, and Love Potions
and the fandom (aka "shipping.")

Email me by January 2nd if you are interested.

Some information from the Lumos website:

CFP: Enfance/Childhood (grad) (2/17/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
revfront_at_post.queensu.ca

Appel: Revue Frontenac Review
Eté 2006 : numéro 20 : « Enfance »

Nous invitons les étudiant-e-s gradué-e-s à soumettre un article écrit en
français ou en anglais pour notre prochain numéro intitulé « Enfance » -
terme que nous définissons comme la période s'achevant aux alentours de
l'age de treize ans.
Les travaux soumis pourront adopter toutes sortes d'approches critiques et
théoriques. Ils ne devront pas dépasser 20 pages et le format devra
impérativement suivre la norme MLA.

CFP: New Directions in Children's Literature (3/15/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Michelle A. Abate

 
Call for Papers: New Directions in Children's Literature

 

Children's Literature Discussion Circle

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

 November 10th - 12th, 2006

Charlotte, NC

 

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

CFP: Children's Literature at the Edge (3/31/06; 7/13/06-7/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24pm
Clare Bradford

Call for Papers
Children's Literature at the Edge: New texts, new technologies, new
readings, new readers

7th International Conference of the Australasian Children's
Literature Association for Research (ACLAR) Melbourne, Australia
13-14 July 2006.

We welcome abstracts which address the theme. Papers can address, but
are not limited to, the following:

* Emerging genres of children's literature
* Changing styles of narrative
* New technologies and their effects on texts
* Traditional forms with a new twist
* New scholarly directions
* Cultural shifts and children's texts
* New versions of older texts
* Marketing newness

CFP: Potter as Bibliotherapy (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
A. Mary Murphy

<>The following call for papers is for a pre-approved special topic
session to be included as part of the RMMLA annual conference to be held
in Tucson, Arizona, October 12-14, 2006. Presenters must be current in
2006 RMMLA dues by April 1. Presenters also are required to pay the
applicable convention registration fee. Information may be found at
rmmla.wsu.edu.

UPDATE: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (12/1/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:33pm
Diana Dominguez

 
New Abstract Deadline December 1, 2005
 
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 27th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2005
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
 
For further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel,
registration, tours, etc.) please visit the developing website:
 
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/
 
Any aspect of Children's or Young Adult Literature (traditional or
contemporary) and/or Children's/YA popular culture issues – television,

UPDATE: Medieval Children 1200-1500 (UK) (12/31/05; 6/17/06-6/18/06)

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:18pm
Li Ju Tsai

(Please help circulate this email.)

Dear Colleagues,

The Canterbury Centre for Medieval and Tudor Studies, University of Kent =
at Canterbury, UK, is hosting an interdisciplinary conference: Medieval =
Children 1200-1500, on 17-18 June 2006. Keynote and featured speakers =
include Prof. Nicholas Orme (History, Exeter, UK), and Prof. Peter =
Beidler (English, Lehigh, US).

CFP: Regional Book Awards in Children's Literature (no deadline noted; ChLA, 6/7/06-6/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:12pm
Carol Vogt

    Prepare and plan to be a panel member at the ChLA (Children's Literature
Association) conference at California State University at Northridge on June
7 to 11, 2006. The topic is: Regional Book Awards such as the Golden Sower
Award from Nebraska. Compare and contrast books from your geographical area
that are nominees for the regional award or have won the award/honor medal.
Interested persons should contact Carol Vogt at carolvogt_at_earthlink.net.
Respond promptly.

Feel free to contact me for further information. Thank you for your
assistance in this matter. Carol Vogt

CFP: Passing As Feminist (grad) (12/5/05; 2/17/06-12/18/06)

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 5:47pm
tracy-wendt_at_utulsa.edu

CFP: Passing As Feminist (grad)(12/5/05; 2/17/06-12/18/06)

English Graduate Student Conference
The University of Tulsa
"Passing and Questions of Legitimacy"
Call for papers for panel "Passing As Feminist"

UPDATE: Children's Lit Association Conference (11/30/05; 6/8/06-6/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 5:46pm
jackie e stallcup

Please excuse cross-posting as I wish to get this out as widely as
possible.

UPDATE: Please note the NEW SITE for this conference! We are still in
the greater Los Angeles area, but the conference will be held
in MANHATTAN BEACH at the Manhattan Beach Marriott.

Deadline is approaching for proposals: November 30, 2005

Transformations
Children's Literature Association's 33rd Annual Conference
Manhattan Beach, California
June 8-11 2006

CFP: 19th-Century American Children's Lit (12/18/05; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
Monika Elbert

Submissions are invited for a proposed collection of essays on
nineteenth-century American children's literature and cultural
contexts. How is the social milieu embedded in children's fiction or
non-fiction? The following topics are suggestions, but the list is not
meant to be exhaustive.

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