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Call for Bookbird Issue 57.1 (Jan 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
Petros Panaou
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Negotiating Agency, Voice and Identity through Literature

Bookbird seeks contributions for a themed issue on agency, voice and identity. In a fast-changing world, where power is becoming more and more oppressive and undemocratic, agency, voice and identity are the very life elements that can sustain us. Our sense of agency—our ability to assert our identity, exert our voice and make a difference in the world—is closely related to our drive to live, act and hope. Citizens who contribute to, and receive from, their local and global communities, strive to have a voice in issues that matter and to be part of decision-making processes that are of importance. Such empowerment comes from developing a strong sense of identity.

Wizard of Oz Panel for SCMS

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:45am
Ryan Bunch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2019 will be the 80th Anniversary of MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, and SCMS will be meeting in Seattle—the Emerald City!

I would like to propose a panel on The Wizard of Oz. I am open to receiving proposals on the 1939 film, other film adaptations of Oz, or the presence of Oz in American and global culture.

Please email paper proposals, including a title, abstract (200-300 words), and a short bio to Ryan Bunch (ryan@ryanbunch.com) by August 15.

Kindred Spirits: Reflections on our relationship with Anne of Green Gables

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:18pm
Jess Carniel and Nike Sulway/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

From a lost silent film to Japanese animation, LMM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding life on the shelves and screens of each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908.  The release of Netflix’s new adaptation, released internationally as Anne With An E, prompted a range of responses from generations who had grown up with the books and the iconic Kevin Sullivan/CBC mini-series from the 1980s. This new Anne was darker and edgier, her fragility rawer than before – but was she ‘our Anne-girl’?

Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:47am
Victor Malo-Juvera & Crag Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Chapter Proposals

Working Title: Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique

 

Editors

Victor Malo-Juvera, University of North Carolina Wilmington, malov@uncw.edu

Crag Hill, University of Oklahoma,  crag.a.hill@ou.edu

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018

Proposal Decisions: December 22, 2018

Overview

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Post-Family Studies'

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:51am
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Post-Family Studies
Presiding Officer: Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)

Panel description:

Call for Proposals - The Oxford Handbook of Children's Film

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:51am
Noel Brown (Liverpool Hope University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Calls for Proposals: The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Film

Edited by Noel Brown (Liverpool Hope University, UK)

Deadlines

  • Abstracts (300–400 words): 31 July 2018
  • First Drafts (8,000 to 10,000 words): 31 May 2019

I am seeking proposals for chapters for possible inclusion in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Children’s Film, under contract with Oxford University Press. Oxford Handbooks are intended to offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area, with essays giving critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research.

UPDATE-- Deadline Extended for Girls' Literature Panel, IGSA

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:14am
International Girls Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

This prospective panel seeks papers for the International Girls Studies Association Conference, University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
 - 28 February - 2 March, 2019. Our panel explores girls’ online reading practices and narrative sites of participation, broadly defined. Reading online involves the consumption of texts but also the production of meaning as a real-time in-kind response, which may include comments, reviews, fan homages, and correctives.

IGSA Conference -- Girlhood and Sexuality Roundtable

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:01am
James M. Elrod/ University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

We are looking for one or two additional members to join a pre-constituted roundtable for the Inernation Girlhood Studies Association 2019 conference at Notre Dame University. Details are in the link below:

https://genderstudies.submittable.com/submit/116521/call-for-proposals

Our proposed topic is about cultural depictions of teen girls' sexuality and how films/TV series inflect it differently along lines of race, class, and sexual orientation. Also of concern are the reception of such representations/takeaway experiences that teen girls have with these media. 

2018 MAPACA Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:11am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Call For Papers:  2018 MAPACA Conference

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

November 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2018.

 

Area: Children and Childhood Studies

Area co-chairs: Ryan Bunch, Rutgers University; Kacey Doran, Rutgers University

Due date for proposals: June 30, 2018

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline including the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

More than Marvel: Representations of Norse Mythology in Contemporary Popular Culture (ICoMS Kalamazoo 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:36am
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

More than Marvel: Representations of Norse Mythology in Contemporary Popular Culture

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

9-12 May 2019

Proposals due by 15 September 2018

 

The Pedagogy of Harry Potter

updated: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:52am
Marcie Panutsos Rovan and Melissa Wehler
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is one of the most successful series of all time, and since its publication, has inspired scholars to analyze its engagement with gender, its relationship to mythology and fairy tales, and its literary and historical influences. Scholars have examined the impact that the books have had on popular culture, children’s literacy, and children’s literature. Collections have considered the series as a way of exploring politics, philosophy, religion, ethics, and psychology, among other fields. Yet, lost in all this scholarship has been a serious engagement with the way the series portrays education.

Mythopoeic Children's and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:46am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

 

Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Children’s and Young Adult Literature

                                                                                

Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2019

Guest Edited by Donna R. White

** Draft Deadline: March 30, 2019 ** Final paper deadline: June 30, 2019

 

PAMLA Children's Literature

updated: 
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:27pm
Amanda Anderson PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Amanda Anderson /PAMLA

deadline for submissions: 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! JUNE 27 2018.

PAMLA Conference

 Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington

Children's Literature

November 9-11, 2018

Deconstruction and the Child Children’s literature: anthropomorphism: animality: posthumanism

updated: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 9:48am
Oxford Literary Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Oxford Literary Review  41.2 (December 2019)  

Deconstruction and the Child

Children’s literature: anthropomorphism: animality: posthumanism. (Timothy Clark and Jennifer Ford)

“The category of “childhood”—as well as the related notions of “children” and “child”— requires a rethinking …” (Spyros Spyrou, Childhood (2017)).

BFS Journal 19

updated: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:16am
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition: Page Number) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

All contributors are sent a complimentary copy of the print version and the electronic version.

Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:26am
Dr Michelle Smith and Dr Kristine Moruzi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction

Frankenstein 1818 to 2018: 200 Years of Mad Scientists and Monsters (Final Call for Papers) (NEPCA Worcester State 10/19/20/2018)

updated: 
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 7:52am
Michael A Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Frankenstein 1818 to 2018: 200 Years of Mad Scientists and Monsters (Final Call for Papers)

A Special Session of the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts

19-20 October 2018

Proposals due 1 June 2018

 

Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area (NEPCA Worcester State 10/19-20/2018)

updated: 
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 7:52am
Michael A Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area

Eleventh-Anniversary and Farewell Sessions

 

2018 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts

19-20 October 2018

Proposals due 1 June 2018

 

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

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Taylor D. McCabe, University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Young Adult Literature
Presiding Officer: Taylor D. McCabe, University of California, Irvine, mccabet1@uci.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Disney and Its Worlds'

updated: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:22am
Suzy Woltmann, University of California, San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Disney and Its Worlds
Presiding Officer: Suzy Woltmann, University of California, San Diego, kwoltman@ucsd.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Comics and Graphic Narratives'

updated: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 3:23pm
Sam Johnson, Wenatchee Valley College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Comics and Graphic Narratives
Presiding Officer: Sam Johnson, Wenatchee Valley College, samuel.hartwell.johnson@gmail.com
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Children's Literature'

updated: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 3:23pm
Amanda Anderson, Delaware State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Children's Literature
Presiding Officer: Amanda Anderson, Delaware State University, alanderson@desu.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

Comics Get Medieval 2018 (A Round Table) (MAPACA 11/8-10/18)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:20pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Comics Get Medieval 2018 (A Round Table)

A Continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics

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

29th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

8-10 November 2018

Proposals due by 30 June 2018

 

Consuming Cultures in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

updated: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:05am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Critics such as James Kincaid, Kathryn Bond Stockton, Michelle Martin, Philippe Ariès, and Suzanne Linn have written about childhood and adolescence as something we consume, criticize, and commercialize, whilst simultaneously romanticizing and desiring. In Consuming Kids (2004), Suzanne Linn suggests consumerist culture is conducting a “hostile takeover” of childhood and adolescence. While cultural consumption of childhood and adolescence has increased, these spheres are likewise being offered up as commercial commodities across medias. We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of consuming cultures.

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