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Woman Questions: Margaret Fuller and Louisa May Alcott in Their Time

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:36am
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In this year of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the US, the Fuller and Alcott Societies invite your participation in the Thoreau Gathering (July 8-12, 2020 in Concord, MA).  Our focus will be on gender as part of the Gathering’s larger theme of “Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, Politics.”  What did Thoreau’s two most famous female contemporaries in the Concord circle have to say to him, to each other, or to their larger worlds about changing the legal and human status of women? 

Dragons: Edited collections on film, literature, gaming, and online culture

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:35am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

As the popularity of mythical creatures in films and literature grows, there is one creature that remains prominent: the dragon. Dragons have become most visible recently in the cinematic versions of The Hobbit and in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Series). However, there are other films, such as Dragonslayer (1981), Reign of Fire (2002), Dragonheart (1996), and the How to Train Your Dragon series (2010-2019), and numerous adult and children’s literature series that feature dragons.

EXTENDED Call for Papers: Myth and Fairy Tales at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) 2020

updated: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 11:42am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Myth and Fairy Tales

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline : November 20, 2019

 

Borders in/of Adaptation (annual conference Association of Adaptation Studies)

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:21am
Association of Adaptation Studies/University of Burgundy (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Borders in/of Adaptation

Association of Adaptation Studies

1-2 October, 2020

Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

 

 

Keynote speakers: 

Elisabeth Bronfen (University of Zurich, New York University)

Deborah Cartmell (University of Leicester)

 

Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:24am
National PCA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Call for Papers: Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

 

This call for papers for the national PCA Conference looks to interrogate the intersection of two distinct genres: juvenile series books and science fiction.

Deadline EXTENDED: Call for Papers: SWPACA Children's/YA Culture Area

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:58pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Children’s/YA Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Extended Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

Alcott and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:53pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society / American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

For over a century, Louisa May Alcott’s writings have been adapted in many ways—for stage, radio, television, and film. As scholars such as Beverly Lyon Clark, Elizabeth Keyser, Elise Hooper, and others have documented, Alcott’s work remains timely and continues to inspire adaptations and spinoffs for diverse audiences. The best known, of course, are the numerous film adaptations of Little Women. Each new production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel both represents and reinterprets the lives of the four March sisters for a new audience.

Teaching Alcott: Alcott in Proximity to Other American Realists, Regionalists, Romantics

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:39pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

 

In college-level American literature anthologies, Louisa May Alcott enjoys an eclectic reputation. Her writings may appear in context with those of other Civil War or Realist writers or be catalogued as Transcendentalist works. Alternately, they can be regarded as Local Color or Regional writings, or considered in connection with the Gothic or with American Romanticism.

 

Building New Worlds: Empathy and Expanding Moral Boundaries in American Children's and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:56pm
Children's Literature Association/American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Children’s Literature Society

American Literature Association

31st Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA

Building New Worlds: Empathy and Expanding Moral Boundaries in American Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Open call for papers

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:02pm
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Call for papers: General Issue (to be published in Spring 2020) 

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. For the next general issue, we are looking for submissions from people who are researching primarily fantasy, but we are also interested in the related fields of horror, science fiction, folklore, mythology etc. Our contributors and readers have interests across many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on. 

We are keen to hear about contemporary works, but are also happy to receive submissions about works, creators or areas that have fallen by the wayside over the years. 

Call for Papers: Children’s and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:44pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Children’s and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Children’s and Adolescent Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

While we welcome essays pertaining to any area of Children’s and Adolescent Literature, we are particularly interested in explorations of “tides” in literature and culture, including rhetorical studies, books, films, digital texts, and other media.

Call for Papers: Let's Talk About Sex in YA

updated: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:05pm
Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX IN YA

letstalkaboutsexinya@gmail.com

11th-12th September 2020

Centre for Research in Children’s Literature

Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Keynote addresses: Professor Kimberley Reynolds and Dr Lydia Kokkola

Russia and Occultism (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

How does representation of the occult differ across time, such as in pre- and post-Soviet works? How are ghosts, alternative science, paganism, and the supernatural associated with themes and concepts in new Russian texts or new approaches to older works? Potential topics include but are not limited to the intersection of occultism with fantasy, science fiction, visual arts, politics, espionage, or satire.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18275.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

updated: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:11am
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

We're still looking for papers!

Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

Childhood Unbound, Childhood Tamed, Childhood Eternal

Growing up is a perennial feature of human societies. While anxieties surrounding childhood are universal, the manifestations of these concerns vary between cultures. This series of sessions proposes to shed light upon the nexus of ambiguity surrounding the medieval child, as depicted in contemporaneous literature. We invite abstracts for papers that will explore the representation of childhood in texts of any language, genre, and period within the Middle Ages. Topic may include, but are not limited to:

“Over the Horizon: Comparative Perspectives on Literature” International Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

As Sarah Lawall stated in her essay, the world-literature perspective is not one, but multiple. By looking at literature comparatively, we can enrich our understanding of the historical and cultural context of the literary works, to look over the horizon of our own tradition and to see how cultures interact.The conference will consider the theory and the practice of comparative literature and will discuss the transformations and travels of literary genres and texts across time and space. It will explore the connections of literature with history, philosophy, politics, and literary theory, and study the intersections of literature with other cultural forms such as film, visual arts, music and media.Topics may include, but are not limited to:

International Conference on Children's Studies

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Childhood is a crucial stage in the formation of personality, value orientations, self-image and ideas about the world. However, the subject of childhood has become the target of research relatively recently. A wide range of problems and an interdisciplinary approach to this phenomenon have extended the boundaries of the academic and professional research interests. Nowadays, the study of children and childhood is an integral part of the humanities and social sciences. We invite psychologists, educators, sociologists, anthropologists, cultural and literary scholars, historians, art experts, lawyers, linguists and specialists in other fields to participate in the conference.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

"How many more?"//Schizophrenia & Capitalism Part II//Literary & Political Responses to|from 1970

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association/ Michael Antonucci
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NEW DEADLINE.

Our Round Table at the 2020 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Boston assembles elements of these literary dialogues and brings them into conversation with cultural conversations that emerged as a new decade began a half-century ago, in 1970.

Tulsa Day of YA

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:09pm
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature,in conjunction with Nimrod International Journal and the Tulsa City-County Library, seeks paper and roundtable proposals for the Tulsa Day of YA, which will be held at the Tulsa City-County Library on from the evening of February 21 to the afternoon of February 22, 2020.

The Velveteen Rabbit, Forever Real

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:25am
Lisa Rowe Fraustino
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

This will be an edited collection to be proposed for publication in the ChLA Centennial Studies series, which celebrates classic children’s texts, books that have stood the test of time and played a significant role in the development of the field.  The editor invites chapter proposals of 350-500 words from a range of theoretical perspectives about The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real by Margery Williams.

Call for SCMS Members to join proposed Material Play SIG

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:42am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SCMS Members are invited to join a proposal for a new SCMS Scholarly Interest Group (SIG) on Material Play.  An initial roster of at least 30 members is needed for a new SIG proposal to be considered, so if you are interested please send your name and email to jlee105@ucr.edu.  SCMS members may participate in as many SIGs as they like and there are absolutely no obligations to membership (besides being included on the roster and mailing lists).  The provisional mission statement is included below. 

Contact: Jonathan Rey Lee

Francophone Women Writers Representing Africa in Children’s Literature (WIF Session)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:03pm
Anna Rocca--Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Boston

Please find the CFP for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts may be submitted by September 30, 2019 via the link provided:

Francophone Women Writers Representing Africa in Children’s Literature (WIF Session) https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18071

Gothic Studies Special Issue CFP – Tales of Terror: Gothic and the Short Form

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:59am
Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

Tales, fables, fragments, sketches, and other short literary forms have comprised the fabric of scary stories told and re-told, adapted, transformed, appropriated and re-appropriated. Undoubtedly, much of their debt is owed to the oral yarn, the fireside tale, the urban legend, and many have, and remain, connected to a diverse and rich visual culture. The fragmented literary form integral to the early Gothic novel and played with by the Romantics is inspired by and influences other forms: the narrative painting or illustration capturing a scene, a moment; architectural ruins both physical and imaginary which simultaneously encapsulate a moment and a history.

Call for Papers: SWPACA Children's/YA Culture Area

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:06pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers
Children’s/YA Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

ChLA 2020 International Panel on Korean Children's Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:35am
Children's Literature Association International Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special focus panel on Korean children’s literature, to be presented at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference. This conference will be held in Bellevue, Washington, and hosted by the University of Washington from June 18 through 20, 2020. 

The Gothic Panel II at PAMLA 2019 (Extended)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Tanner Sebastian, The University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

We are looking for one or two more presenters to join the second Gothic Panel at PAMLA.

We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture, and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that explore gothic children's literature or that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send In the Clowns." Possible foci might include adaptations, audience/reception studies, children's gothic, and emotional portrayals in relation to the Gothic.

Conference Information:

November 14-17, 2019

Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, CA

Age | Narratives

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Age | Narratives: At the Intersection of Age Studies & Children’s and YA Literature Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Workshop Age | Narratives will take place

October 11 and 12, 2019 in Frankfurt

Department for American Studies & Department for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Research

Goethe-University Frankfurt

Organisation: Linda Hess and Anika Ullmann

 

 

Call for Papers: 

Children’s literature and young adult literature are literary genres that emanate from age as a

category of difference. Discourses of age are central with regard to the production and reception as

well as the marketing and distribution of children’s and young adult literary media. Furthermore,

conflicts of age, attributions of age, and the focus on age-specific problems form typical motifs and

Seeking Additional Chapters Child/Youth Agency and Fantasy Volume

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:19pm
Ingrid E. Castro/Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Jessica Clark/University of Suffolk
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

We are pursuing two more chapters to round out our edited volume on the intersection of children’s/youth agency in fantasy. Chapters must be fully constituted and directly reference theories and research from the social studies of children/youth and/or children’s geographies, particularly that which attends to agency (of course, in addition to whatever other published work in your discipline that contributes to your central arguments). Chapters should use fantasy popular cultural forms as sources of analyses – these may include television, cartoons, films, novels, toys, comic books/graphic novels, advertising, storytelling/folklore, fashion, art, video games, etc.

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