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“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.

EILÍS DILLON 1920–94: Exploring Irish Childhoods / An Irish writer in her time CENTENARY CONFERENCE

updated: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:46pm
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

EILÍS DILLON 1920–94:Exploring Irish Childhoods /An Irish writer in her time CENTENARY CONFERENCE. 

Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 6–7 March 2020 in association with the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DECLAN KIBERD

CFP Empire and Children's Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:44pm
Empire Studies Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

 

 

CFP / Essay Contest

Empire and Children’s Literature

 

Empire Studies, an open-access online magazine, invites essays for a special issue on specific topics within a broad consideration of “Empire and Children’s Literature.”

 

We are looking for student-friendly, jargon-free essays,

1600-2000 word count. The winning essay will receive a prize of $300,

three runners-up will be awarded $100.

 

All four selected essays will be published on the Empire Studies site. 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Fantasy, Horror, and the Supernatural

updated: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 12:18pm
Kate Watt, University of California - Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Afterlives of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:34pm
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Afterlives of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2019

Session organized by Michael A. Torregrossa, The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

Drawing the Human: Law, Comics, Justice

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:31pm
University of the Sunshine Coast
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Hosted by the USC School of Law and Criminology
University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Drawing the Human: Law, Comics, Justice, seeks to examine the role of comics, graphic novels and graphic art in constituting as well as critiquing law, rights and justice as they relate to and extend beyond the human.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:16pm
Taylor McCabe, University of California - Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (Extended Deadline!)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Caribbean Children’s Literature/The Future of Caribbean Children

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:35am
Camille Alexander, PhD/UAE University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Interviewing the Caribbean—Winter 2019

Interviewing the Caribbean (IC)—seeks poems, stories, creative non-fiction, and visual art in all mediathat celebrate Caribbean life. Caribbean artists at home and in the Diaspora are invited to participate.

Topic for Winter 2019: Caribbean Children’s Literature/The Future of Caribbean Children

What are the challenges/opportunities of being a publisher/writer of Caribbean children’s literature? What are the stories that are not being told? How does race and class impact children’s access to Caribbean literature? Tell us about quality Caribbean children’s literature that’s not widely known.

Museums in Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 3:07am
MuséaLitté
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

This international conference is part of the MuséaLitté research programme on the interaction between museums and literature.

It will be hosted by the Musée d'art et d'histoire Paul Eluard (Saint-Denis) and la Maison des sciences de l'homme (Saint-Denis) on 7-8 November 2019.

Museums are both highly symbolic spaces and sites for the construction and dissemination of culture. Writers visit, appropriate, and mediatise all kinds of museums (Public or private, natural history museums, ethnographic collections, science and technology museums, art galleries, cabinets of curiosities, world expositions) as well as places where literature is preserved and classified (libraries, literary archives, and manuscript centres).

The Disruptive Child in Literature of America (NeMLA 2020 Boston)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:55am
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The child occupies a fraught space in American culture, as notions of the “rebellious adolescent” and the “infant nation” have long tethered political upheaval to the figure of the child. This panel seeks to examine child figures who have performed disruption in the literature of America with particular interest in disruption that confronts notions of authority, ownership, and belonging.

CFP - Reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong: Literature, Pedagogy, and Community

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:23pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

CFP

Reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong:

Literature, Pedagogy, and Community

 

6-7 DECEMBER 2019 / The Education University of Hong Kong

Abstracts due 15 June 2019

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Candida Rifkind, Associate Professor of alternative comics, graphic narratives, and Canadian literature at the University of Winnipeg

Amy Stolls, Director of Literature at the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

[Reminder] Call for Chapters: Reclaiming the Tomboy: Posthumanism, Gender Representation, and Intersectionality

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:25am
Dr. Jen Harrison / East Stroudsburg University; Dr. Holly Wells / East Stroudsburg University; Dr. Erica Joan Dymond / East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Call for Chapters: Reclaiming the Tomboy: Posthumanism, Gender Representation, and Intersectionality

 

Deadline for Submissions:                  July 31, 2019

Full name / Name of Organization:     Dr. Jen Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA

                                                            Dr. Holly Wells, East Stroudsburg University, USA

                                                            Dr. Erica Joan Dymond, East Stroudsburg University, USA

Contact email:                                     reclaimingthetomboy@gmail.com

 

Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019 (MAPACA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael A Torregrossa /Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019

 

A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

 

7-9 November 2019

 

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

 

Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019

 

Sharing Spaces in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:23am
Dainy Bernstein and Kristi Fleetwood
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

NeMLA 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts

 

The collection Children’s Geographies explores children's places from playgrounds, social networks, schools, streets, villages, and so much more. Peter Hunt’s “Unstable Metaphors: Symbolic Spaces and Specific Places” differentiates between the internal/personal of the “space” and the external/reality of the “place.” Drawing on these ideas, this panel seeks to continue the discussion of children’s places and spaces by asking how children exist in the real world and the fictional world, in addition to how their literature serves (or doesn’t serve) as a distinct space of its own.  

L.M. Montgomery and Vision Conference

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:30pm
Lesley Clement, Visiting Scholar, L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island (PEI CANADA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 16, 2019

The L.M. Montgomery Institute’s Fourteenth Biennial Conference

University of Prince Edward Island, 25-28 June 2020

“My fingers tingle to grasp a pen—my brain teems with plots. I've a score of fascinating dream characters I want to write about. Oh, if there only were not such a chasm between seeing a thing and getting it down on paper!” –Emily Climbs (1925)

“If for Montgomery Nature was eternal and eternally present, then the memory pictures of Nature reflected were perhaps meant to help her and her viewers to transcend time and, in entering the imaginative landscape, initiate generative seeing and fresh reverie.”

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