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Fall Literary Festival CFP

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:55pm
Lit Youngstown
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FALL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2020

Lit Youngstown seeks proposals for In Many Tongues: Constituents of the Barbaric Yawp, 4th annual Fall Literary Festival, September 24-26 in Northeast Ohio. Proposal submission form here.

I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
–Walt Whitman

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2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:28pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

 

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:

 

"Movement through Arthurian Legend" Bangor English Medievalism Transformed 2020

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:05am
School of English, Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

"Movement through Arthurian Legend" 

Medievalism Transformed 2020 explores all historical and literary ideas relating to the theme of movement in the medieval world. How are texts re-invented across time? What role do texts play as cultural objects in their historical moment and beyond? How does a text engage with moving times, cultures, and space?

We invite papers relating to movement through Arthurian legend crossing all periods, borders, and historical and literary disciplines including but not limited to:

Impertinent Pedagogy: Mischievous Praxis in Children’s and YA Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:26pm
Victoria Ford Smith, University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This guaranteed session sponsored by the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum welcomes proposals for 5-minute lightning talks introducing innovative, irreverent, revolutionary, or downright disorderly approaches to teaching children’s and young adult literature and culture in the college classroom. Scholars from across research areas and disciplines — including English, Education, Library Science, and others — are welcome, as are reflections on teaching young people’s texts and cultures in a variety of class contexts, from the undergraduate survey to the graduate seminar.

 

MLA 2021 CFP: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Young Audiences (Deadline: 03/10/20)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:17am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Comics and Graphic Narratives for Young Audiences

This panel explores intersections between children’s literature and comics (including manga and graphic novels). All periods and nations welcome.

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum.

MLA 2021 “#OwnVoices in Children’s and Adolescent Literature”

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:46pm
MLA GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

MLA 2021 “#OwnVoices in Children’s and Adolescent Literature”

Guaranteed Session Sponsored by the MLA GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum

Toronto, Ontario

January 7-10, 2021

Panel Chair:  Brigitte Fielder

 

Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2020

 

Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous) (NEPCA Manchester, NH 10/23-24/2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Michael Torregrossa, Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Call for Papers on the Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous)

The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the allied Fantastic Areas (Fantasy & Science Fiction and Monsters & the Monstrous) invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.

The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2020.

CFP - General Call, *Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures*

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:47pm
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: *Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures*

Published by the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) at the University of Winnipeg, *Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures* is a scholar-led, interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal whose mandate is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people.

Our scope is international; while we have a special interest in Canada, we welcome submissions concerning all areas and cultures. The focus of the journal is on the cultural functions and representations of “the child.” This can include, but is not limited to:

Theorizing the Child for the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:39pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Theorizing the Child for the Twenty-First Century

Call for Papers for MLA 2021

 

Panel Proposal for MLA 2021, Toronto: The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:29pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

This panel seeks papers that examine the representation of the ethnic Other in literatures of rival nations or ethnic groups in twentieth and twenty-first century children’s and young adult fiction from around the world. How is the ethnic Other presented to young readers, and how are children initiated into certain cultural, political, national, or historical ideologies of the rival nation? 

Refractions/Reflections: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:06pm
Victorians Institute Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Please join us in Charlotte, NC October 23-24 2020 for the 49th annual Victorians Institute Conference. This conference seeks essays that explore how Victorians saw their world, how they depicted what they saw, and the ways that modern scholars, in turn, see the Victorians. Papers or panels on poetry, prose, nonfiction, biography, digital humanities, or visual art are welcome, as are presentations on the pedagogy and ethics of teaching Victorian literature in 2020.

For a full CFP, see http://victoriansinstitute.org/cfp-for-vi-2020-in-charlotte-nc/

ChLA 2020 Panel *Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers*

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:43pm
Samira Abdur-Rahman, University of San Francisco
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

We are seeking panelist proposals for the accepted Children’s Literature Association (ChLA 2020) conference panel “Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers.” The  ChLA 2020 theme “Sustainability Through Story: Eco-Justice, Children's Literature, and Childhood” invites “an expansive array of interdisciplinary topics on the cultural, political, historical, and contemporary impact of children’s literature in relationship to the environment.” This panel seeks papers that correlates race and gender with Black sustainability issues like environmental inequity and global migration.

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2020 - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:20pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu) by Sunday, January 26, 2020.

 

 

 

Comics Arts Conference—Comic-Con International

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 23-26, 2020.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and indepenent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 6:25pm
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. 

Own and Other Voices: The 1st Biennial kidlit@hollins Symposium

updated: 
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:13am
Hollins University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

American and English diasporic children’s literature plays a fundamental role in unconsciously reproducing the category of Self as white and male, and the rest of humankind as “Other.” Recent attempts to shift consciousness away from this include the hashtag #ownvoices coined on Twitter in 2015 by Corinne Duyvis, to use, she explains, “for whatever marginalized/diverse identity you want…and for whatever genre, category or form of art you want. As long as the protagonist and the author share a marginalized identity.” Of course, one marginalized identity no adult can share is that of a child. Still, we speak for children from their narrative viewpoints.

General Call for Papers - Spring 2020

updated: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 4:39am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – SPRING 2020

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Book: What’s in a Word?: Literature in Language Learning

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 3:14pm
CTELL and CETAPS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Book:

What’s in a Word?: Literature in Language Learning

 

Editors: Rogério Miguel Puga (NOVA FCSH), Ana Gonçalves Matos (NOVA FCSH) and Ana Bela Almeida (University of Liverpool).

 

Publishers: CTELL (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom) and CETAPS (NOVA FCSH, Portugal).

 

 

39th International Conference of LAN

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 2:06pm
Literary Association of Nepal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Literary Association of Nepal (LAN)

39th International Conference
Lumbini 1-2 March 2020

In collaboration with
Lumbini Buddhist University

Conference Theme: The Spiritual in Literature

Presentations will also include a broad range of literary and linguistic topics such as Buddhist literature, literature in English, literature in other languages, literary theories, regional literature, translation literature, Nepali literature, comparative literature, creative writing, performance studies -- among others.

Special Issue: Visions and Words for Children of the African Diaspora, Fall 2020

updated: 
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:54pm
Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Guest Edited by Nancy D. Tolson, University of South Carolina This special issue of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora is dedicated to creative artistry for children of the African Diaspora. We invite original textual and multimedia submissions devoted to interdisciplinary and creative approaches in African Diaspora Children’s and YA Literature. Submissions must focus upon literature, visual, and audio artistry created by people of the African Diaspora.

Call for papers: Rendition

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:10pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

 MIGC 2020: Rendition 

The 15th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at 

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

Keynote: Dr. Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts Liberal Arts College 

February 21-22, 2020 

Call for Submissions 

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2019 

themigc@gmail.com 

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu) by January 17, 2020.

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows (Deadline Extended!)

updated: 
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:27am
Leslie Salas / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows


 

“The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”
- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner


 

The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated kids’ cartoons on TV. For many contemporary kids’ shows, however, this trope appears less pronounced. These shows often showcase masculine parental figures as kind, emotionally intelligent, and nurturing to children, normalizing childrearing is more than just "women's work."

13th Annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 1:26pm
Comics and Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2020 Call for Papers / Proposals

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 13th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7, 2020.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

For My People: Dismantling the Child/Adult Dichotomy in Black Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:13pm
Ellen Donovan & Laura Dubek / College Literature Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

In 2018 Duke University Press reissued James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man: A Record of Childhood. In “A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life,” New York Times writer Alexandra Alter notes that in 1976 Little Man received lukewarm reviews: “critics didn’t know what to make of an experimental, enigmatic picture book that straddled the line between children’s and adult literature.” Alter posits that because of a changed social and political climate, Baldwin’s book will now have an easier time finding an audience.

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