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

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’

39th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

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

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

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

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

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’.

New Directions: British Women Writers Conference

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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