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ChLA 2020 International Panel on Korean Children's Literature

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)

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

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

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.

CFP Empire and Children's Literature

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. 

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

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.


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

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"

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

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


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.

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

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

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.