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“Not Just Amongst the Gothic: Doubles, Duality, and Doppelgangers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:38am
Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture Permanent Session/Midwest Modern Language Association Chicago, IL November 14-17, 2019.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

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.

CFP: Animal Doubles in Literature and Film (2019 MMLA, Chicago, IL)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:16am
Margaret Day/Midwest Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

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.

Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children

updated: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 5:20pm
Tharini Viswanath and Nithya Sivashankar/ MLA 2020 (Guaranteed session)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

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

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:43am
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

Friendship: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 12th October 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019
Vienna, Austria

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.

Scotland in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:37am
CYMERA: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

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.

Call for journal articles: "The Medieval in Modern Children's Literature" (ChLAQ)

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:46am
Kristin Bovaird-Abbo / Children's Literature Association Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

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: Know Thine Enemy - Antagonistic Dynamics in Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:34am
ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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)

Gen(d)eration: Gender and Construction of Subjectivity

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:24pm
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

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

Diverse Destinies/Dystopias

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:51am
Kaylee Jangula Mootz/ Co-Sponsored by Children's Literature Association and the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel CFP  

Co-Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association and Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Non-Guaranteed

 

 

Panel Title:

Diverse Destinies/Dystopias

 

Vision and Sight in Children’s Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:16pm
Kate Slater
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

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 

CFP: Epistemologies and Graphic Narratives: Making and Communicating Knowledge in Hybrid Forms

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:27pm
ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

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.

(Dis)ability and Comics: Fifth Annual Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 11:31am
Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

Deadlined extended:

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)

updated: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 3:50pm
Amanda Anderson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 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

Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Open call for papers

updated: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:58pm
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Open call for papers

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. We are looking for submissions from people who are primarily researching fantasy, but we are also interested in the related fields of horror, science fiction, folklore etc. Our contributors and readers have interests across many genres and in many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on.

We are keen to hear about contemporary works, but are also happy to receive submissions about works, creators or areas that have fallen by the wayside over the years.

Pippi to Ripley: Feminist & Fantastic Pop Culture Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:55am
Katharine Kittredge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

 

 

Pippi to Ripley

 

Feminist & Fantastic Pop Culture

 

Ithaca College, April 26-27, 2019

 

Keynote: Nnedi Okorafor

 

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Afrofuturist Author

(Marvel's Black Panther; Akata Witch; Binti; HBO series: Who Fears Death)

Affordable All-ages Academic Conference

 

Radical Young People’s Literature and Culture conference (Dublin, 29th and 30th March 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:40am
The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (https://issclblog.wordpress.com)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

Radical Young People’s Literature and Culture 

The Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature biennial conference

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2019

Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9, Ireland 

Keynote address: Professor Kimberley Reynolds 

Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:32am
South Texas College Interstice Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Perseverance builds character.

How does perseverance come about? By rising through a struggle, whether it is a provoked or unprovoked event that questions one’s ability to endure and survive a hardship. It is through one’s suffering and survival of such hardships in life -whether physical or mental - that one is able to build upon their character, thus leading to hope.

We are able to see these modes of struggle and perseverance in various facets from ethnicity, gender, and politics, to name a few, and we would like to hear, learn, and share them in our publication.

Short Forms and Adolescence

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 5:44am
University of Angers, France
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Short Forms and Adolescencehttp://blog.univ-angers.fr/shortformsandadolescence/ CFP for a three-day conference at the University of Angers, France
Organizers: François Hugonnier and Karima Thomas
June 19-21, 2019 Guest speaker: Michael Cart (USA) 

Deadline Extended CFP: Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture (SWPACA)

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:12am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2018

The “Other” is Not Other: Expanding Moral Boundaries in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:50am
Children's Literature Society/American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Children’s Literature Society

American Literature Association
30th Annual Conference

May 23-26, 2019

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116

 

 

Two panels on the following topic:

The “Other” is Not Other:  Expanding Moral Boundaries in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Language, Literature, Culture in Germany

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:07pm
German Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

 

We are a group of enthusiastic academics who found each other in Chicago, USA. We want to offer researchers the possibility to reflect on “German” in all its facets and its place in the world. German Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal. Our objective is to circulate scholarly information on research in literature, culture, and language, including teaching German as a second or foreign language. Articles are published in German and English. Please visit www.germanjournal.org for more information. Happy writing!

Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:56pm
South Texas College Interstice
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Perseverance builds character.

How does perseverance come about? By rising through a struggle, whether it is a provoked or unprovoked event that questions one’s ability to endure and survive a hardship. It is through one’s suffering and survival of such hardships in life -whether physical or mental - that one is able to build upon their character, thus leading to hope.

We are able to see these modes of struggle and perseverance in various facets from ethnicity, gender, and politics, to name a few, and we would like to hear, learn, and share them in our publication.

Call for Papers: SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:45am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org 

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