Reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong:
Literature, Pedagogy, and Community
6-7 DECEMBER 2019 / 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.
CFP: Shakespeare in\and Education
The 11th Annual World Shakespeare Congress, Singapore: Shakespeare Circuits 19-23 July 2021
The editors of “Studies in Polish Literature” (http://www.ltn.lodz.pl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=104&...), which has been published annually since 1937 by the Lodz Learned Society and the University of Lodz, invite contributions to the 2020 issue of the journal, entitled
Deficit in Polish Literature and Literary Studies – Analyses and (Re)Visions
We welcome original and innovative approaches to a number of problems related to different understandings of the term “deficit.”
Call for Papers: Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day
The Threatened Child in Nineteenth-Century
Popular Fiction and Culture
Friday, 20th September 2019, Humanities Institute, University College Dublin
Keynote: Professor Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia)
Walking Tour: Victorian Gothic Dublin, followed by dinner
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is looking for papers on gothic literature and the gothic in media for its 2019 conference November 14-17 in San Diego, California. 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. Potential subjects may include, but are not limited to:
Most of us remember what scared us as children: the bumps in the night, the dark alleys, and the monsters, ghouls, and ghosts brimmed with the potential to terrify. The thrill of dodging the terror that waited in the shadows fuels many horror fanatics to return to the theatres, bookstands, and now podcasts to relive youthful feelings of dread. It should be no surprise, then, that youth horror media is pervasive. From Goosebumps and the upcoming release of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? and the CBBC’s Creeped Out, there is an abundance of media that introduces children to the horror genre.
Call for Papers: The Spatial Dynamics of Children’s Series Literature
CFP for collection under contract:
Examining Images of Urban Life: A Resource for Teachers of Young Adult Literature
Historical Novel Society Australasia 2019 Conference
25-27 October 2019, Rydalmere Campus, Western Sydney University.
Academic Stream: Sunday 27 October
On the final day of the HNSA conference, we will bring together postgraduates, academics, and other interested scholars to consider the complexities of the genre of historical fiction and its readership. What counts as an historical novel is increasingly up for grabs: in terms of period (what counts as ‘the past’—and how past is past?), and the porosity of the boundaries of genre (viz. how historical is historical fantasy?).
CfP: Essays on Mildred Taylor (Edited Collection)
Editors: Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff and Michelle H. Martin
Since the publication of Song of the Trees in 1975, Mildred D. Taylor’s award-winning Logan family novels have presented complex representations of black characters, family, community, cultural and political life that defy the often stereotypical representations found in children’s literature at large. Yet there has been considerably less critical engagement with Taylor’s work than might be expected. For this anthology we are seeking contributions that examine numerous aspects of Taylor’s work and its wider impact.
This anthology is under advanced contract with University Press of Mississippi.
The Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum invites abstract subissions for their 2020 MLA non-guaranteed session on Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature:
Call For Papers: “The Job of the Writer is to Make Revolution Irresistible:” Critical Perspectives on Toni Cade Bambara
Khalilah Ali, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor English
Clayton State University
Dr. Khalilah Ali
Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Writing
Department of English
2000 Clayton State Blvd., G110-E
Morrow, GA 30260
Arts and Sciences Bldg. 110-E
Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.
Doubles, duality, and doppelgangers are concepts found and addressed throughout Children’s and Young Adult Literature. While twins, such as those found in the Sweet Valley Highor The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamelseries, may overtly speak to doubling, other considerations, such as the “double-voiced discourse” of young adult literature Mike Cadden explores in “The Irony of Narration in Young Adult Literature,” also speaks to the wide treatment doubles and doubling have received by scholars, critics, and authors of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Children’s and Young Adult Literature are of wide interest to audiences of children, young adults, and adults alike.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE APRIL 5
Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 13–17, 2019 in Chicago, IL
“How can an animal look you in the face? Animal Doubles in Literature and Film”
This year's "Animals in Literature and Film" panel at the Midwest Modern Languages Association's annual meeting (November 13–17, 2019 in Chicago, IL) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Doubles, Duality, and Doppelgangers,” specifically how works of literature or film reflect or confound perceived differences between human and non-human animals.
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE ASSOCIATION SPONSORED SESSION, MLA 2020
“Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children”
January 9-12 at Seattle, Washington
Friendship: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 12th October 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019
This inclusive conference aims to explore all aspects of friendship through an interdisciplinary dialogue that transcends the boundaries of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal with a view to forming a selective innovative publication.
CYMERA: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Writing
8-9 June 2019, The Pleasance, Edinburgh UK
CYMERA is a new literary festival launching this June in Edinburgh, Scotland’s first such festival devoted to science fiction, fantasy and horror writing. This ambitious event already has a guest list of more than 60 authors from across all three genres (full programme to be announced in March at https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk/). Now the festival is inviting early career researchers to participate in its innovative academic strand with this call for papers.
The Medieval in Modern Children's Literature
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Edited by Kristin Bovaird-Abbo
Deadline: 1 November 2019
CFP – In Crusoe’s Footsteps: Robinson Crusoe and the Robinsonade – A Tercentenary Appraisal
Friday, 6th September 2019
Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton
This is a Call for Papers for a proposed panel to be held as part of the 22nd General Congress of ICLA, which will take place from July 29 to Aug 2, 2019 at the University of Macau, themed: Literature of the World and the Future of Comparative Literature.
The panel is sponsored by the ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
Organisers: Stefan Buchenberger, Hiraishi Noriko, Lea Pao, Anna-Sophie Juergens
The deadline for paper submission is February 27, 2019.
“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.” (Sun Tzu, The Art of War)
We are delighted to announce the interdisciplinary workshop “Gen(d)eration: Gender and Construction of Subjectivity”. The event is funded by the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) and will take place at Durham University on 10 May 2019.
The workshop will focus on the interconnections between gender and cultural studies (literature, art, history, philosophy, social sciences, etc.) and will be looking at how the construction of gender is connected to, and interwoven with, writing, capitalism, globalization, trauma, therapy, ethics, transformation and autopoiesis, to name a few.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Gender and Capitalism
The Dickens Society is sponsoring the following panel at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle, WA.
Panel Title: “Mankind Was My Business!:” Dickens and The Exploration of Humanity, Humanism, and Being Human
MLA 2020 Panel CFP
Co-Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association and Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
MLA 2020: Vision and Sight in Children’s Literature and Culture
Non-guaranteed session co-sponsored by the Children’s and Young Adult Literature forum and the Disability Studies forum
The history of hybrid forms, defined as textual and visual products that combine and integrate multiple types of symbolic elements, extends back to ancient times. Our current category of graphic narrative, as constructed in the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, and Thierry Groenstein’s Système de la Bande Dessinée, participates in that history, gaining importance and traction in society and the academy in the current century. This workshop is intended to examine the history, function, and significance of graphic narratives, specifically in making and communicating various forms of knowledge—personal, scientific, historic, cultural, and textual—in a broader context of hybridity.
How do comics and related visual media such as illustrated books, comic strips, and animation represent disability differently from other media, and what new possibilities do they propose for thinking about or visualizing ability?
Join us for a one-day conference at Dartmouth College on Friday April 26, 2019.
Call for Chapters: The Illusion of Inclusion: Representations of Islam in Children’s Literature and Media (Edited Collection)
Deadline for submission: May 15th
Dr. Amanda L. Anderson (Delaware State University) with Rukhsana Khan, acclaimed storyteller and children’s author