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CFP: Phoenix Rising: A Harry Potter Symposium (11/1/06; 5/17/07-5/21/07)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Sharon Goetz

CALL FOR PAPERS: Phoenix Rising
New Orleans, LA
May 17-21, 2007
A Harry Potter Symposium presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Phoenix Rising, an interdisciplinary _Harry Potter_-themed symposium to
take place May 17-21, 2007, in New Orleans, Louisiana, seeks papers,
panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other
presentation formats suitable for an audience of academics, students,
professionals, and fans.

CFP: Children's Literature (4/30/06; MPCA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Sorby, Angela

Papers engaging with any aspect of children's literature and culture are invited for possible presentation at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association meeting in Indianapolis, Oct. 27-29, 2006. Specific panels are likely to include GLOBAL GIRLHOOD and CHILDREN'S MATERIAL CULTURE, but all topics will be considered. Fully-assembled panels of 3-4 participants are also welcome. Please send 250 word abstracts by April 30 to Angela Sorby, Area Chair,

CFP: Harry Potter (6/1/06; MAPACA, 10/17/06-10/29/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm

Abstracts and proposals on the Harry Potter phemomenon are sought for the
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association/ American Studies Association October
17-29 2006 in Baltimore, Md. I am interested in the cultural affect of the
kinds of apparel, spin-off stories and the generaal enthusiaism for J .K.
Rowland's series found even among adult but also children. Deadline June 1 to Richard
Currie at or Currie_at_postbox. csi. cuny. edu

CFP: Children's Classics (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm

Mr. Toad, Wolf Larsen, Heidi, Phileas Fogg, Ichabod, Sherlock, Anne, Alice, Tweedledum, Tweedledee,
Jacob Marley, Dr. Moreau, Long John Silver: in what ways do such literary characters and their
distant cousins endure? How were these classics in dialogue with other canonical works? Were
authors like Wilde and Eliot--in texts like The Selfish Giant or Old Possum's Book of Practical
Cats--at liberty to engage the imagination in alternative ways in material purportedly "for
children"? Have mediated versions of such characters replaced the mythical divinities in the
"public imagination?" How can we engage critical, historical, linguistic, or dialectical analyses

CFP: Boys, Girls, Birds and Beasts: Gender Construction and Animals in Children's literature (3/30/06; MLA '06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm

"Boys, Girls, Birds and Beasts: Gender Construction and Animals in
Children's literature"
2006 MLA Convention
Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2006

This special session will examine how the companionship of animals
guides and influences and/or determines children's socialization and
emotional and sexual development in literature for children and young

Please send abstracts electronically by March 30th to:

Ms. Tali Noimann

Ms. Chamutal Noimann
CUNY Graduate School & University Center
Honors College
365 Fifth Ave.
NYC, NY 10016

CFP: Cultural Roundup in Children's Literature (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Johnson, Joanna W

Call for Papers
South Central Modern Language Association
Dallas 2006 - "Cultural Roundup"
"Cultural Roundup in Children's Literature"
The Children's Literature Division of the SCMLA invites paper proposals
for the 2006 meeting to be held October 26-28 in Dallas, Texas. In
keeping with the conference theme "Cultural Roundup," this panel
welcomes proposals for papers on the topic of culture with attention to
gender, religion, race, ethnicity, and adolescence.
For more information about membership in the SCMLA or the upcoming
meeting in Dallas, please visit the SCMLA web site at