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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?

 

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.

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