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CFP: Children’s/Young Adult Culture at Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Children’s/Young Adult Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

 

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

Evil Children/Children and Evil: 2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:53am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Evil Children: Children and Evil
2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Sunday 18th April 2021 - Monday 19th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

The idea of the child as innocent, as pure, the ‘little angel’ in need of protection from the harsh realities of life and the corrupting influences of the world around us has come to dominate our thinking, language, values, social policies and educational philosophies. Children are seen as ‘little people’, ‘blank slates’, works in progress who are loved, nurtured and guided as they grow to become mature, rational and responsible adults.

NeMLA 2021: Fairy Tales and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:45am
Ana Oancea, University of Delaware
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Fairy Tales and Adaptation

 

This panel is part of the 52nd annual convention of the NeMLA, held March 11-14, 2021. Presenters will be able to give their papers either virtually, or in person in Philadelphia.

The panel proposes a discussion of the transformations fairy tales undergo when being adapted into new media (for example, Hansel and Gretel as an opera), new cultures (Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid as Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo) and new historical or theoretical contexts (Catherine Breillat’s Sleeping Beauty).

Need additional chapters on “REPRESENTATION OF CHILDHOOD IN ART AND LITERATURE”

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
The Department of English, Panskura Banamali College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Need additional chapters on

“REPRESENTATION OF CHILDHOOD IN ART AND LITERATURE”

 

We are editing a volume that proposes to promote original, critical research works. Essays will study, interpret and question the critical issues relating to childhood and children. In order to refurbish the interdisciplinary prospect of the field, works offering newer insights and concentrating on its representation in other literatures or other forms of arts like painting, films etc. will also be encouraged.

We encourage potential writers to contribute essays on these particular areas-

1. Childhood and language

2. Childhood and film

3. Childhood in Performative and Visual arts

4. Childhood and food

Craft(ing) the Classroom, A Poetry and Pedagogy Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
West Chester University Poetry Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

The West Chester University Poetry Center 

Call for Papers 

Craft(ing) the Classroom, A Poetry and Pedagogy Conference 

February 18-20, 2021 

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020 

Kalamazoo ICMS 2021 - Whatever Happened to Baby Cain? Ambiguous Childhood in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:46am
Alexandra Claridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

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. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

 

 

• Historical notions of education, child-rearing, and ʻgood

 

behaviourʼ.

 

• Non-human and/or monstrous children.

 

• Infantilised adults and inescapable childhood.

ChLA 2021: The Arcade

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

The arcade.

Maybe it makes you think of neon flashing lights and cacophonies of strange sounds, or maybe your mind immediately jumps to visions of Pac-Man and Space Invaders. Maybe the word conjures nostalgia for childhood friendships and fun, as seen in Stranger Things. Perhaps your imagination wanders to the pachinko parlors of Tokyo. Or maybe you go to the traditional origins of the word, seeing the covered walkways of seventeenth-century French architecture or the contemporary covered markets of Santiago. Maybe the arcade, for you, remains linked to the theories of Walter Benjamin, prompting reflection on consumption and capitalism.

CHILDHOOD IN ART AND LITERATURE

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:17am
Department of English, P.B.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020

♦ Deadline extended 

The volume proposes to promote original, critical research works that study, interpret and question the critical issues relating to childhood and children. In order to refurbish the interdisciplinary prospect of the field, works offering newer insights and concentrating on its representation in other literatures or other forms of arts like painting, films etc. will also be encouraged.

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

YA Studies Around the World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 1:05am
YA Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

CFP: YA Studies Around the World

Online Conference

2 - 6 November 2020

 

What does YA Studies look like in 2020? The YA Studies Association’s first biennial conference will explore recent critical developments in YA Studies from around the world. This online conference aims to bring together diverse, international voices across a range of disciplines, offering a variety of synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for presenting and engaging throughout the first week of November.

GROWING UP IN LATIN AMERICA - EDITED VOLUME CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:18am
Marco Ramirez / Lehman College CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Growing up in Latin America is an experience that has been marked by constant negotiations with precarity, (post)coloniality and multiple forms of violence. Numerous literary and audiovisual productions have drawn attention to this issue, which has also elicited significant academic interest. In this edited volume, we invite critical examinations of 20th and 21stcenturies coming-of-age narratives and Bildungsroman dealing with bi-cultural or multi-cultural identities, picaresque and heterodox processes of learning, non hetero-normative sexualities, as well as other alternative processes of development and growth.

Contributors for Latino Literature Encyclopedia for Students

updated: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:54pm
Christina Soto van der Plas, University of California Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Hi everyone, I'm currently editing an Encyclopedia of Latino Literature for Students for ABC-Clio with my colleague, Lacie Buckwalter, and I'm looking for some last minute contributors to write the encyclopedia entries for some authors (I am missing only the following entries) that some scholars here might be interested in writing. Please message me at sotovdp@ucr.edu if you are interested and I'll send you more information about the project. Most of the entries are around 1,000-1,500 words, due July 5, 2020The authors/entries are:

Call for Book Chapters: Sexual Identities and Assault in Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Sexual Identities and Assault in Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture for an edited collection Voices From the Wreckage: YA Voices in the #MeToo Movement edited by Kimberly Greenfield Karshner (Lorain County Community College).

CFP - Special Issue of *Jeunesse* on Laughter

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:35pm
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CFP: Special Issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures

Laughter

Abstracts due July 1, 2020. Final papers due October 1, 2020


 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures invites abstracts in English or French on all matters pertaining to laughter in relation to young people’s texts and cultures for a special issue that will be published in Summer 2021.

“Criminal Justice Systems in Children’s Literature and Media”: A Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:47pm
Ramona Caponegro
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking work, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, which brought unprecedented attention to the ongoing discrimination present in the United States’ criminal justice system and its many devastating effects. Numerous studies have also documented the ways in which children and young adults are impacted by the criminal justice system, whether they are in it themselves, have a family member in it, or are living with the expectation of entering it in the future.

Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:10pm
Rebecca Young
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

 

Essays or K-12 lesson/unit plans analyzing how literature frames a specific environmental concern are invited from educators around the world. Contributions will be organized in an instructional follow-up resource to Confronting Climate Crises through Education: Reading Our Way Forward (2018). Intended to support educators’ implementation of literature-based interdisciplinary climate instruction, the project is titled Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World. The collection will be published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 

Updated CfP: Children's Literature and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:13am
Lara Saguisag, CUNY-College of Staten Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS (updated May 2020)

 

Children’s Literature and Climate Change

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

 

Guest Editors:

Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

updated: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 6:54pm
Mythlore, a journal of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 25, 2020

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2020:

Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls

 

Proposal deadline March 25, Draft deadline June 25, Final paper deadline August 25

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 25

 

Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.

Alt KidLit: What Children’s Literature Has Been, Never Was, and Might Yet Be

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:18am
Kenneth B. Kidd & Derritt Mason
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Alt KidLit: What Children’s Literature Has Been, Never Was, and Might Yet Be

eds. Kenneth B. Kidd and Derritt Mason (editors of Queer as Camp: Essays on Summer, Style, and Sexuality, Fordham UP, 2019)

EXTENDED DEADLINE (May 15, 2020) - 2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2020 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 at the Westin Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

 

“Connecting Cultures and Collectivity in Children’s Literature and Young Adult Literature”

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of cultures of collectivity. Considerations may be given to audience, race, technologies, body image, sexualities, disabilities, literacies, socioeconomics, immigration, rural/urban spaces, posthumanism, regionalism, and any other critical issues in children’s and young adult literature from any period and genre. Panel proposals are also welcome. The MMLA conference will take place in Milwaukee, WI November 4-8, 2020. Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent to Dr.

Deadline Extended to April 30: Animals in Literature and Film CFP (MMLA; November 5–8, 2020; Milwaukee, WI)

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: APRIL 30 

Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel) 

Midwest Modern Languages Association 

November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI 

“Ecological Communities: Animal Neighbors in Literature and Film” 

This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” specifically how works of literature or film cultivate or impair ecological communities, broadly defined. 

Harry Potter Special Issue--Extended Deadline

updated: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:57pm
Jane Elizabeth Dougherty/Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures/Southern Illinois University Carbondale
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

We are starting a national peer-reviewed undergraduate and graduate student journal, The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures.  Our first issue is a special issue on Harry Potter and we are accepting academic essays and creative non-fiction submissions.

Submissions opened on February 1st and will be open until June 1st (extended deadline due to COVID19).    Submission is free. 

Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.  

Sports-Related Young Adult Literature: Society, Culture, and Politics

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:59pm
Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The confluence of sports culture and sociopolitical issues has a long history. Memorable examples of athletes of yesteryear embracing activism include Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists against institutional racism, Muhammad Ali opposing the Vietnam War, and Billie Jean King fighting for gender equity. Contemporary examples include Colin Kaepernick protesting police violence against people of color and the U.S. women’s national soccer team charging U.S. Soccer with gender discrimination. Each example underscores the reality that athletes are so much more than the games they play. Many authors have honored this tradition through the fictional athletes they portray in contemporary sports-related young adult literature (YAL).

Horrifying Children: television, literature and popular culture from 1966-1998

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:14pm
Robert Edgar, John Marland and Lauren Stephenson: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

Twitter: @horrifyingbook

Email: HorrifyingChildrenBook@outlook.com

There has been an explosion of interest in the impact of children’s television and literature of the late C20th. In particular, the 1970s and 1980s are seen as decades that shaped a great deal of our contemporary cultural landscape. Television of this period dominated the world of childhood entertainment, drawing freely upon literature and popular culture, and much of it continues to resonate powerfully with the generation of cultural producers (fiction writers, screenwriters, directors, musicians and artists) that grew up watching the weird, the eerie and the horrific.

Horrifying Children Conference - TV, Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:13pm
Robert Edgar, John Marland and Lauren Stephenson: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a symposium at the York Centre for Writing, York St John University. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND THE CFP EXTENDED. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A NEW CONFERENCE DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The daytime Horrifying Symposium event is free to attend (lunch is provided). There will be a ticketed event in the evening with very special guests, Scarred for Life.

Our symposium is intended to span academic and popular responses and we would welcome contributions from academics, practitioners, broadcasters, writers and fans. Proposals can be for critical papers and other mixed-mode presentations and submissions that blur the boundaries.

Harry Potter Special Issue of The Journal of Fantasy & Fan Cultures

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures // Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Submissions for our first issue (Harry Potter) will be open from February 1 until April 1.  Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.  

You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.

Submissions must be 2500-7500 words and, if scholarly, must be in MLA citation format. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font. Current undergraduates and graduate students in any major or field are eligible to submit, as are holders of master’s degrees.

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