category: childrens literature

Unsettling Empire: Material Culture and the Global Economy in Nineteenth-Century Literature

full name / name of organization: 
C19: March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
hwayne@english.umass.edu

In the nineteenth century, the question of the United States' growing status as a world power manifested itself not only through territorial expansionism, but also through the nation's economic ties t

[UPDATE] Toy Story at 20 conference

full name / name of organization: 
Toy Story at 20 / University of Sunderland
contact email: 
toystory@sunderland.ac.uk

Registration is now open for Toy Story at 20.

[UPDATE - Deadline 01/09/2015] Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium, University of Birminham
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Youth" by 18 Oct 2015

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

When Theodore Roosevelt spoke of America as a "young giant of the West," a "nation glorious in youth and strength," at the Republican National Convention in 1900, he inserted himself into a long rhetorical tradition: Whether in promise or in criticism, identifying 'youth' with America and calling the US a nation that is yet to grow up constitutes a well-established trope in discussions of 'Americanness.' At the same time, adolescence and youth are core concepts at the heart of American literature and culture, and they are at the center of many contemporary debates. From the 'American Dream,' a coming-of-age story of sorts, to debates about the education sector, from moral panics about 'juvenile delinquency' to stories about America's youngest entrepreneurs, and from Huckleberry Finn to the controversial No Child Left Behind Act, childhood and adolescence are focal lenses in thinking about 'America,' inviting at least two complementary perspectives: one in which youth is a trope frequently tied to 'America' and one in which youth is a concern with deep cultural resonance in American culture.

For its ninth issue, aspeers thus dedicates the topical section to "American Youth" and invites European graduate students to critically and analytically explore the particular relationship between notions of youth and American culture."

[UPDATE] Southern Studies Conference 5-6 Feb. 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016.

Fictional Religions (ACLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
nfredrickson@umail.ucsb.edu

Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and even more mimetic fiction in various media such as texts and graphic novels have long permitted the sort of free experimentation often celebrated (or bemoaned) in

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu or bryanlov@mailbox.sc.edu

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art.

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu/kara_watts@my.uri.edu

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenome

Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance - registration open - Thursday 10th September 2015, London

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University)
contact email: 
lynsey.mcculloch@coventry.ac.uk

Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

(Re)worlding Jules Verne [Proposed seminar - ACLA Annual Meeting - March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University ]

full name / name of organization: 
Etienne Charriere, University of Michigan
contact email: 
etiechar@umich.edu

The global character of Jules Verne’s fiction requires no demonstration.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies--Call for Guest Editors

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies journal
contact email: 
melissa.purdue@mnsu.edu

CFP Embodied Readings 9/11/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Roxanne Harde
contact email: 
rharde@ualberta.ca

Call for Papers

Embodied Readings:
Child Readers and Children in Literature

Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola (Eds.)

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

ACLA 2016: The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning.

full name / name of organization: 
Diviani Chaudhuri / State University of New York at Binghamton
contact email: 
dchaudh1@binghamton.edu

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.

A CRITICAL COMPANION TO TIM BURTON (Abstr. by 30 September) [REMINDER]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Adam Barkam, Dr. Antonio Sanna
contact email: 
adam_barkman@hotmail.com isonisanna@hotmail.com

A Critical Companion to Tim Burton
Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry in conjuction with the University of Fiji
contact email: 
shona@iiinz.org

Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry Conference:
Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts

University of Fiji

22—25 April 2016

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE. Conference 22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
curleys@tamug.edu

DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.

For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).

CFP: Gender and Fantasy

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
contact email: 
gender-forum@uni-koeln.de

In her seminal Fantasy: A Literature of Subversion, critic Rosemary Jackson calls fantasy "a literature of desire", one that "traces the unsaid and unseen of culture, that which has been silenced, mad

UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.

The contemporary Canon

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Assocation
contact email: 
hmatthe1@binghamton.edu

[For the annual American Comparative Literature Association’s conference, held at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016]

ASSE 2015 conference on British and American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Albanian Society for the Study of English
contact email: 
armelap@assenglish.org

In the beginning was the word … and then … technology

Third ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies

[UPDATE] L.M. Montgomery and Gender (extension to 31 August)

full name / name of organization: 
L.M. Montgomery Institute
contact email: 
Laura.Robinson@rm.ca

L.M. MONTGOMERY AND GENDER: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 AUGUST 2015

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
kathryn.huie@lmc.gatech.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

Interactions CFP 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Ege University, Depts. of British and American Studies
contact email: 
sebnemtoplu@hotmail.com

INTERACTIONS
Journal

Annual deadline : October 15

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton

(UPDATE) CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

[UPDATE] Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 18

Medievalism in Popular Culture, PCA/ACA, March 21-25, 2016, Seattle: Proposals Due 10/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference
contact email: 
cfrancis@bloomu.edu

PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference
March 21st - 25th, 2016 – Seattle, Washington

Word and Image on Page, Stage, and Screen in the Long Nineteenth Century, NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
kate.holterhoff@gmail.com

The organizers of this panel session welcome papers that engage with any aspect of the word-image nexus in illustrated novels, stage productions, or film in Anglo-European or North American culture du

CFP: CCLA Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively 28-30 May, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cclacongress2016@gmail.com

CFP: Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively

Animals, Animality, and National Identity (ACLA 3/17-3/20/2016; due 9/23/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kchez@bmcc.cuny.edu

This seminar will explore how national identities have been forged through the manipulation and deployment of animals and animality. How have animals, and ideas associated with such animals, been used to construct imagined communities? How have these constructions helped to strengthen or weaken national borders? How have assertions of imagined community, as expressed via relations with animals, overlapped with racial/ethnic identities?

In naming both animals and animality, I allude to the intersection of material practices with the representational appropriation of ideas and values of certain animals, which together forged the affective ties of groups or nations. The seminar also hopes to pursue issues surrounding the internal production of national identities by citizens and residents, as well as tensions arising when “outsiders” attempt to challenge, co-op, or otherwise influence these identities.

Call for papers and creative writing August 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
contact email: 
smatheson

The quint’s twenty eigth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and r

[UPDATE] Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov 19-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
words.unofficial.uchicago@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: UPDATE

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

mirorview journal, international journal of fresh poetry,fiction and related articles-update

full name / name of organization: 
mirrorview journal
contact email: 
editormirrorviewjournal@gmail.com

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