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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’

 

Selling Childhood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:18am
Modern Language Association Convention 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Chicago, IL

January 3rd – 6th, 2019

 

Selling Childhood

 

Arguably, Western culture has been selling the concept of childhood from its inception.  In the eighteenth century, figures like John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau persuaded their peers to buy the new idea that childhood constituted a distinct phase of human development. 

 

Comics Arts Conference San Diego

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:16am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now acception 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA, July 19 - 22, 2018. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Escaping Escapism in Fantasy and the Fantastic

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 1:51am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations

Escaping Escapism in Fantasy and the Fantastic

26th – 27th April 2018

Conversations in Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
African American Literature/ SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We are interested in reading your abstract of 500 words or less surronding A.A. Literature, Culture and the Experience.  The topic is open! We look forward to reading your submissions. 

This year the  SCMLA will host this event  on October 11-14 in San Antonio, TX!

Please submit your abstracts to:

Chair

Christel Woods sapoet77@gmail.com

Secretary

Stewart Habig

stewart.habig@gmail.com

Deep In The Heart Of Texas!

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
WOMEN’S CAUCUS OF THE SCMLA/ South Central Modern Language Assoc.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This is an open CFP for the Women's Caucus of the SCMLA hosted in San Antonio, TX!

We are asking for an abstract of 500 words or less explaining your area of interest.

The interest should be an interesting surronding women in some capacity. 

We look forward to reading your submissions!

 

Chair

Christel Woods sapoet77@gmail.com

Secretary

Sarah Gray

sbgray@langston.edu

MLA 2019: Visuality, Race, and Childhood in the Golden Age of American Print Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:58pm
Shawna McDermott / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers for a proposed panel at the 2019 MLA Conference in Chicago, IL.  This non-guaranteed panel is co-sponsored by the Children's Literature Association (ChLA) and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS).  Please send abstracts to panel presider Shawna McDermott at smm222@pitt.edu by March 1st, 2018.  Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. 

 

Visuality, Race, and Childhood in the Golden Age of American Print Culture

 

Climate Change in Children’s and Young Adult Fiction (MLA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:14pm
Clare Echterling / Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Children’s Literature Association non-guaranteed session on children’s and young adult climate fiction (“cli-fi”) at MLA, Chicago, 3-6 January 2019. 

Neglected Newberys: A Critical Reassessment at the Centennial

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

CFP: Neglected Newberys: A Critical Reassessment at the Centennial

Volume editors: Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl

In anticipation of the one hundredth anniversary of the American Library Association’s Newbery Medal (1922-2022), submissions are welcomed for a volume devoted to critically-neglected Newbery Award-winners.

About the Volume

Iranian children and young adult literature and film

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:50am
Persian Literary Studies Journal (PLSJ)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Persian Literary Studies Journal special issue:

Call for papers for a special issue on Iranian children and young adult literature and film. The editor invites papers for a special issue on different aspects of Iranian children and young adult literature and film. Manuscripts (text, quotations, and endnotes) should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words following the MLA Style Sheet, 8th edition. Please submit through http://plsj.shirazu.ac.ir. Deadline for submission, April 1, 2018.

 

Contact Info: 

Editor: Farideh Pourgiv, Shiraz University

DEADLINE TODAY - OUR STORIES: Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2018

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:18pm
Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Illinois State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Update: We've extended the proposal deadline to December 15, 2017!

The second annual Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, hosted by the Society of English Graduate Scholars, is now accepting presentation proposals. This year’s conference theme is “Our Stories.” The conference will be held at Illinois State University, March 23 & 24 2018.

TAIWAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:09pm
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association (TCLRA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

TAIWAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (TCLRA)

台灣兒童文學研究學會(TCLRA)

 

8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE  第八屆年度會議

 

CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

 

CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP)

 

An international one-day conference hosted by

Affirmation of Fundamental Human Values in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:05am
International Conference on Literature in Osijek, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Date of the conference: 2 and 3 March 2018

Conference venue: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lorenza Jägera 9, Osijek, Croatia

Deadline for proposals: 30 December 2017

Notification of acceptance by: 15 January 2018

Conference fee: 100 HRK (approx. 15 EUR)

Deadline for paying conference fee: 20 February 2018

Working language: English (and Croatian)

Deadline for submission of papers: 30 May 2018

 

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:14am
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

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.

Mythmoot V Call for Proposals

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:12pm
Signum University / Mythgard
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

What is Mythmoot V?

Mythmoot V combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention into one event. It creates a space for serious scholarship in fields that are only beginning to be considered in the academic world (such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc.) in a way that both academics and enthusiasts will appreciate.

Date: June 21-24, 2018
Venue: National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA
Theme: Fantastic Frontiers

Call for Proposals:

(call for chapter proposals) Moving Stories: Emotion in, through, and around Texts for Children and Young Adults

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:54pm
Ed. Karen Coats and Gretchen Papazian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Humors. Passions. Sentiments. Sensibilities. Feelings. Emotions. Affect. Are they natural, learned, culturally scripted? Are they embodied, biochemical, contagious? Are they personal, interpersonal, social? Are they rational or impulsive? Are they good or dangerous?  Can they be controlled? How are they framed similarly or differently in relation to identity categories (e.g. gender, age, race, class, nation)? How do textual forms function to generate them for readers?

 

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