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Animals in the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:17am
Virginia Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

2018 VIRGINIA HUMANITIES CONFERENCE

Call for Papers

 

Animals in the Humanities:

Relations, Representations, and Ethical Implications

 

Roanoke College, Virginia

March 23–24, 2018     Deadline: Feb 5, 2018

Does the presence of animals in culture call the very nature of the humanities into question?

Alcott in the Classroom

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:16pm
Gregory Eiselein / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018

Alcott in the Classroom

The Newness of Little Women

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:16pm
Gregory Eiselein / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS Roundtable: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018

The Newness of Little Women

Empathy, Affect, and Friendship in Children's Literature

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:26pm
Children's Literature Society/American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Whether people talk about their own experiences of childhood friendship or lack of friendship and sense of isolation, the concepts of friendship, social acceptance and rejection play a powerful role in childhood and are a perennial theme in children’s literature. Where is comfort, compassion, affirmation or information about social isolation or connection in today's literature?

Disrupting Morality in Children's Literature

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:26pm
California State University, Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

In the 1800s Maria Edgeworth noted the difficulty of constructing stories ‘suited to the early years of youth, and, at the same time, conformable to the complicate relations of modern society.’  Children of 2018, a ‘rising generation’ of remarkably sophisticated individuals, face a startling array of challenges.

The Contradiction of Youth: Children and Childhood in Culture

updated: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:20am
University of Southern Mississippi English Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The Contradiction of Youth: Children and Childhood in Culture

April 13-14 2018

University of Southern Mississippi

 

 

 

“You can’t pick out the pieces you like and leave the rest. Being part of the whole thing, that’s the blessing.” -Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbit

 

“I don't think I'm essentially interested in children's books. I'm interested in writing, and in pictures. I'm interested in people and in children because they are people.” -Margaret Wise Brown

 

CALL FOR ACADEMIC PAPERS/CALL FOR CREATIVE PRESENTATIONS

updated: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:19am
TexMoot: The First Annual North Texas Literature & Language Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CALL FOR ACADEMIC PAPERS:

In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis, Lucy Pevensie reads a lovely narrative spell in the Magician’s Book. It lifts her out of a petty state of jealousy, soothing her loneliness and easing her disappointment. In the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith, humans and hobbits find healing for both body and spirit, including recovery from trauma and heartbreak. We are looking for proposals for flash-paper presentations (up to 10 minutes each) that rigorously investigate either depictions of healing in literature (especially speculative fiction) or applications of literature to real-life recovery. Questions and topics that may be considered include the following:

Extended CFP - SWPACA Myth and Fairy Tales

updated: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
Southwest Popular /American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 

 

Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Myth and Fairy Tales

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017 November 15, 2017

 

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE: SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area

updated: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 8:56am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Proposal submission deadline EXTENDED to November 15, 2017

Call for Papers
Children’s / Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

 

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://conference.southwestpca.org/

CFP - Myth and Fairy Tales

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:34pm
SWPACA (Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

All scholars working in the areas of myth and/or fairy tales are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the upcoming SWPACA Conference. Panels are now forming on topics related to all aspects of myths and fairy tales and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales; one or the other is perfectly fine. Presentations considering both genres are of course welcome and can stimulate interesting discussions. Proposals for forming your own Myth or Fairy Tale-focused panel – especially panels focused on one particular myth/tale – are encouraged.

Paper topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):

Call for Papers, Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:14pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Children's and Adolescent Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Visual Culture and/as Text in the Health Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Proposals due 21 September. Papers to be presented 28 March to 1 April in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

Frankenstein 1818 to 2018: 200 Years of Mad Scientists and Monsters: A First Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
Michael A Torregrossa / The Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Frankenstein 1818 to 2018:

200 Years of Mad Scientists and Monsters

A First Call for Papers

 

The Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and/or complete sessions to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1818 and to celebrate the longevity of her iconic characters of scientist Victor Frankenstein, “the pale student of unhallowed arts,” and his monstrous construct, “the thing he had put together,” as she succinctly describes them in her introduction to the 1831 reissue of the work.

Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:03pm
Political Implications of Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Portal Fantasies offer a unique way to comment on the current political situation, in their capacity as invented worlds with a permeable gateway to our own. The portal can act as a funhouse mirror, reflecting our own world back to us in grotesque and illuminating ways, or it can offer stark contrasts to our own world which often take the form of escapist, superior alternatives. This session, a direct thematic response to the NeMLA 2018 conference theme of "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds," invites papers that explore how authors have used the portal fantasy to comment on the politics of our world in various ways.

The Frankenstein Story in Children’s and Young Adult Culture (10/1/2017; PCA 3/28-31/2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:43am
Michael A Torregrossa / Frankenstein and the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Friend or Fiend?

The Frankenstein Story in Children’s and Young Adult Culture

A Special Session of the Children’s and YA Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Sponsored by Frankenstein and the Fantastic, an outreach effort of the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

For the 2018 Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 28-31 March 2018

Proposals no later than 1 October 2017

“A Sudden Swift Impression”: Re-Examining the Victorian Short Story

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:35am
Short Story Network and the Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

“A Sudden Swift Impression”:

Re-Examining the Victorian Short Story

 

A Victorian Popular Fiction Association – Short Story Network Study Day

Hosted by the University of Brighton

Saturday 27th January 2018

Keynote speaker:

Dr Emma Liggins (Manchester Metropolitan University)

on ‘Victorian Women’s Ghost Stories and the Haunted Space: From Elizabeth Gaskell to Margaret Oliphant’

Canadian Youth and Culture in Transnational Perspective

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 13, 2017

This Special Issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is intended to extend discussion of transnationalism in ways that explore how young people in Canada enact, embody, extend, or resist transnationalism through their lives.

39th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:16pm
Rodney Fierce/ International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Please join us for ICFA 39, March 14-18, 2018, when our theme will be “200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley.”

A Study in Sidekicks: The Detective's Assistant in Crime Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:31pm
Crime fiction edited collection
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 13, 2017

A Study in Sidekicks: The detective’s assistant in crime fiction

 

Editors: Dr Lucy Andrew (University of Chester), Samuel Saunders (Liverpool John Moores University)

‘I am lost without my Boswell’, Sherlock Holmes says of his trusty sidekick Dr John Watson in ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ (1891). Biographer, narrator, observer, assistant, companion, conscience, foil, fool, audience surrogate – the role of the detective’s sidekick is multifaceted, complex and continually evolving.

New Directions in Children's Film

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:49pm
Collection under consideration with Palgrave
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Chapter proposals are requested for a proposed handbook, New Directions in Children’s Film: Theory and Practice, edited by Casie Hermansson and Janet Zepernick and under consideration with Palgrave Macmillan. While children’s film is as old as film itself, film scholarship is only recently beginning to catch up to the numerous innovations of this thriving genre. This collection aims to chart the new directions in 21st century children’s film (broadly defined), and in its study.

Childhood and Materiality

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:42am
University of Jyväskylä
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Childhood and MaterialityWelcome to Childhood and Materiality, the VIII Conference on Childhood Studies in Finland! The Conference will be held on May 7- 9, 2018 at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Confirmed keynote speakers:  - Leena Alanen (University of Jyväskylä) - Ivar Frønes (University of Oslo) - Nick Lee (Warwick University) - Ida Wentzel Winther (University of Aarhus) The theme of the 2018 conference, Childhood and Materiality, is deliberately wide-ranging and designed to invite scholars to explore materiality and childhood across a broad spectrum. We hope to inspire lively debates from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives about many aspects of childhood and materiality.

OGOM & Supernatural Cities present: The Urban Weird

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:54pm
University of Hertfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

The OGOM Project is known for its imaginative events and symposia, which have often been accompanied by a media frenzy. We were the first to invite vampires into the academy back in 2010. Our most recent endeavour, Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Feral Humans enjoyed extensive coverage globally and saw us congratulated in the THES for our ambitious 3 day programme which included actual wolves, ‘a first for a UK academy’.

Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Indianapolis, March 28-31, 2018 (submission deadline: 10/1/17)

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30am
Fairy Tales, PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales (including creative projects, such as poems, short fiction, TV shows), and approaches that consider the subversive nature of the fairy tale (such as subverted family values, queering the fairy tale, etc.). Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject. 

New Directions: British Women Writers Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

New Directions: the 26th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference

April 11-15, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin

The twenty-sixth annual BWWC invites papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “New Directions.” Since the landmark “Generations” conference of 2017 invites a retrospective look back, “New Directions” will encourage turning to the future to ask crucial methodological, theoretical, and content-based questions about our fields’ key concepts and literatures.

Not Just Kidding Around: On Teaching Children’s Media (SCMS 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:36am
Andrew Scahill / University of Colorado Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

**CFP for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2018 Conference in Toronto**

In an academic setting, weighty or dramatic “adult” films are generally met with intellectual curiosity by students, or at least an acknowledgement that they are “worthy” of consideration. Genre films like horror or action are met with more resistance, but generally students are willing to admit they have some sort of ideological investments. Films aimed at children, however, are often dismissed as just entertainment. Surely we may analyze Bicycle Thieves, but Home Alone? Yes to Goodfellas, no to Goonies.

Barriers, Borders, and Bridges

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:37pm
Children's Literature Association's Diversity Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Call for Papers: 2018 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel

Children’s Literature Association Conference 2018

June 28-30, 2018

San Antonio, Texas

 

Barriers, Borders, and Bridges

 

Playing with Childhood in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:26pm
University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

 

Playing with Childhood in the Twenty-First Century 

University of Pittsburgh

April 6-7, 2018

 

Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Indianapolis, March 28-31, 2018 (submission deadline: 10/1/17)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:09am
PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales (including creative projects, such as poems, short fiction, TV shows), and approaches that consider the subversive nature of the fairy tale (such as subverted family values, queering the fairy tale, etc.).

Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives: Symposium on the 13/12/2017 at The University of Northampton UK

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:48pm
The University of Northampton UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives

Symposium on the 13/12/2017 at The University of Northampton UK

From JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, Young Adult (YA) narratives have grown exponentially over the past twenty years. Adopting a range of genres and platforms including the Bildungsroman and the coming of age teen drama, YA narratives represent a significant cultural means to explore the formation of identity in all its varied aspects. This one day symposium at the University of Northampton will investigate the representation of identity constructions in relation to narrative form in YA narratives both past and present.

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