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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

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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.

The Legacy of Watership Down: Animals, Adaptation, Animation

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:07pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Legacy of Watership Down: Animals, Adaptation, Animation
An interdisciplinary symposium

University of Warwick
Saturday 10th November 2018

Organised by: Dr Catherine Lester

Keynote speaker: Dr Chris Pallant (Canterbury Christ Church University)

THE ORPHAN TRAIN: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLOQUIUM

updated: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:15am
University of Nebraska, Kearney
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

THE ORPHAN TRAIN: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3, 2018

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, Nebraska

This conference will examine, study, and discuss the movement known as “The Orphan

Train” (1854-1929) through multiple disciplines and perspectives.

We welcome proposals relating to all aspects of “The Orphan Train.” Individual proposals

should be a maximum of 300 words. Panel proposals are also welcome and should be a

maximum of 1,000 words. All proposals must be accompanied by a short bio (150 words) of

CFP: Children, Youth, and International Television

updated: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:25am
debbie olson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for submissions to a collection which critically examines programs that prominently feature children in international (i.e. non-American) television. Programs may include those targeted to children, or those programs targeted to adults but contain child characters. We invite submissions on programs from Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, Australasia, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East. These essays will explore how international television has been a significant conduit for the public consumption of changing ideas about children and childhood, and will connect relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties within their respective countries of origin to an analysis of children or childhood in international programs.

Editing and Engineering Children's Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:55am
2019 Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Chicago, Illinois

January 3-6, 2019

 

Editing and Engineering Children’s Literature 

Maria Edgeworth 250

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:12am
School of English, Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

MARIA EDGEWORTH 250

 

6-8 December 2018, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

 

Call for Papers

 

 

Miss Edgeworth is at Abbotsford, and has been for some time; a little, dark, bearded, sharp, withered, active, laughing, talking, impudent, fearless, outspoken, honest, Whiggish, unchristian, good-tempered, kindly, ultra-Irish body. I like her one day, and damn her to perdition the next. She is a very queer character; particulars some other time.

 

John Gibson Lockhart, quoted in Christopher NorthA Memoir of John Wilson.

 

[FINAL CFP] In the Shadows: Illuminating Monstrosity in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:21pm
University of British Columbia Master of Arts in Children's Literature program
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In the Shadows:

Illuminating Monstrosity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Call for Paper Proposals

Deadline for submission: February 28th, 2018 

A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture

University of British Columbia - Friday May 11th - Saturday May 12th, 2018 

Reading Young Adult Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:25pm
Sean Donnelly / University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Reading YA Fiction Symposium, Thursday 24th May, Westmere House, University of Birmingham

YA Fiction has boomed in popularity in the twenty first century, from blockbuster franchises Twilight and The Hunger Games to critically acclaimed works by authors including Phillip Pullman, Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman. Once valued primarily as a pedagogic tool, YA is beginning to emerge from the shadow of Children’s Literature to become an exciting field of study in its own right.  Critics including Roberta Trites, Robyn McCallum, Allison Waller and Crag Hill have produced complex theoretical readings of YA, establishing the groundwork for specialist scholarship in this area.

Call for Submissions: Catholic Library World

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:15am
Sigrid Kelsey/ Catholic Library Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World. 

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is a peer reviewed association journal. CLW publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholic Studies and Catholicism. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. 

TOLKIEN AS COMMENTATOR: PHILOLOGY, MYTHOLOGY, AND FANTASY

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:07am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 90
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

In his introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, Tom Shippey argues that “The Lord of the Rings has established itself as a lasting classic, without the help and against the active hostility of the professionals of taste; and has furthermore largely created the expectations and established the conventions of a new and flourishing genre.” The impact Tolkien has made on not only high fantasy, but also on the importance of language and mythology studies is undeniable. The influences of World War I, modern industrialization, and more are evident in his works as socio-political commentary, despite his personal dislike of allegory. Tolkien studies reflects a thriving culture in and outside the university.

MLA 2019 Chicago: Fandom Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:23pm
Susan M. Strayer
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The history of fandom within children’s and young adult literature and media has grown exponentially in the last thirty years.  The advent of the Internet created new avenues for fans to express their love for their favorite stories and characters as well as connect with other fans to discuss the pros and cons of certain elements of the plot. 

Rebecca Harding Davis at SSAWW 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:57am
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

Rebecca Harding Davis at SSAWW 2018

 

Deadline for Submissions: February 12, 2018

 

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

 

Contact Email:

sbgray@langston.edu ; ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu

 

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for one session at the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference. The conference will be held November 7-11, 2018 in Denver, CO.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:47am
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018

Deadline for Submissions Extended: January 26, 2018

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

 

Contact Email:

sbgray@langston.edu ; ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu

 

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.

 

Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956: 'a voice which has no fellow'

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:13pm
Anna Nickerson and Yui Kajita
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
‘a voice which has no fellow’

 

20th –21st  September 2018, University of Cambridge

https://readingwalterdelamare.wordpress.com

 

 

By whom, and by what means, was this designed?
The whispered incantation which allows
Free passage to the phantoms of the mind?
                                        . . .
By the delicate, invisible web you wove —
The inexplicable mystery of sound.

 

               — From T. S. Eliot, ‘To Walter de la Mare’

 

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