category: childrens literature

Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture (02-10-15). A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
University of Birmingham, UK
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.

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity (Deadline Extended - 01/11/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies
contact email: 
editors@49thparalleljournal.org.

http://49thparalleljournal.org/

2nd Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh English Department’s second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh’s campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016.

CFP: Dissecting the Page: Medical Paratexts Conference, Glasgow, Friday 11 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
medicalparatexts@gmail.com

Dissecting the Page: Medical Paratexts
Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Lilybank Gardens
University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ
9am-6pm, Friday 11 September 2015

Call for Proposals: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference 2016 11/2/15; 3/10-13/16

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)
contact email: 
incs@appstate.edu

Theme: Natural and Unnatural Histories
Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint (University of Southern California) and Elaine Freedgood (NYU)

March 10-13, 2016, Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Asheville, NC
Hosted by Appalachian State University
incs2016.appstate.edu

The Land Has a Story

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center

Fragments of Identity in Popular Fiction and Film

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Student Committee at Texas A&M San Antonio
contact email: 
EnglishConference.tamusa@yahoo.com

Fragments of Identity in Popular Fiction and Film
November 6, 2015
Texas A&M University- San Antonio
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224

LITERATURE TODAY: Call for submissions for October 2015 issue

full name / name of organization: 
Literature Today
contact email: 
editorliteraturetoday@gmail.com

we are inviting submissions for
October 2015 issue of Literature Today. Theme of our October 2015
issue is 'Love'. You can send us poems, short stories and one act
plays on :

CFP: New Writing - international creative / critical writing journal (Routledge) - (8/1/15)

full name / name of organization: 
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing
contact email: 
editor@newwritingjournal.com

- - - -
Call for Critical or Creative Work

Seeking Teaching Tools Submissions for Studies in the Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Barber-Stetson
contact email: 
claire.barber-stetson@marquette.edu

Studies in the Novel is seeking pedagogical content for inclusion in the “Teaching Tools” section of its website.

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Graphic Novels and World Literature Teaching Tools (July 27)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Teaching Tools
contact email: 
kbishop@sky.miyazaki-mic.ac.jp

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: https://studiesinthenovel.org/interact/teaching-t

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference Boston, March 10‐12, 2016 The South in the North

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
ssslboston2016@gmail.com

Taking place for the first time in a non-Southern venue, SSSL’s conference next year in Boston will focus on challenges to and reconfigurations of North/South binaries in regional, national, hemisph

Religious Authority in American Literature (NeMLA - Hartford, CT - March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Heffner-Burns; Sara Snyder / Lehigh University
contact email: 
rah211@lehigh.edu; sjs211@lehigh.edu

Panel 15980: Religious Authority in American Literature

Columbia, Columbus, Columbianism: The Admiral’s Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century America

full name / name of organization: 
Zach Hutchins/C19: The Society of Early Americanists
contact email: 
zach.hutchins@colostate.edu

As the historian Thomas Schlereth noted in an essay from which this panel takes its name, the memory and image of Christopher Columbus were appropriated by citizens of the United States for a wide var

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

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 2.2
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

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

Call for papers and creative writing the quint 7.4 DEADLINE 15/08/15

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

[UPDATE]: Extension-25 July, Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

Deadline Extended to 25 July 2015!

For full CFP and complete information, please visit our conference website at Modalities2015.com. (Original CFP post to UPenn)

This is a symposium about -alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. We choose to consider not "environment," say, but "environmentality" in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, -ality. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

[UPDATE] YA Literature and Composition

full name / name of organization: 
YAlitcollection@gmail.com
contact email: 
YAlitcollection@gmail.com

While adult book sales have been down for the past few years, sales of young adult titles have increased as much as 30% according to some reports.

Modernist Localities Panel - abstract due July 14th

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University Graduate Symposium - September 18-19 2015 Conference - "Modalities"
contact email: 
ktmacdonnell@gmail.com

We are looking for a third contributor for a panel on "Localities" at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

UPDATE: Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Je

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme “Order and Disorder” in different fields.

Dis/ability in 19th-Century British Literature and Culture, Abstracts due by 9/30/15 for NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Welter
contact email: 
cmz274@wildcats.unh.edu

This NeMLA panel seeks to reconsider the role that dis/ability plays in the poetry, fiction, drama, and/or art of the long nineteenth century in Britain.

[UPDATE] REČI: A JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 8TH ISSUE, NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 JULY 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)
contact email: 
reci@alfa.edu.rs

It is our pleasure to inform you that the deadline for manuscript submission for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture has been extended to 31 July 2015.

"Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)
contact email: 
greenwellamm@gmail.com

First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Kara Watts and Molly Hall
contact email: 
molly_hall@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

452°F Journal: “Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art”

full name / name of organization: 
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
contact email: 
redaccion@452f.com

http://452f.com/index.php/en/convocatoria14

"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2015@gmail.com

“Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”-Shakespeare’s The Tempest (2.2)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West), Proposals due July 15

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota
October 16-18, 2015

ChLA 2016: Animators as Auteurs

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
pkunze@utexas.edu

In the spirit of ChLA 2016's theme of Animation, I was hoping to put together a panel on Animators as Authors/Auteurs.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Audiovisualtopia: A Conference on the Contemporary Screen scene

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Goss, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Communications Dept.
contact email: 
screen_studies@yahoo.com

One hundred twenty years after the Lumiere Brothers’ Arrival of a Train at Ciotat Station / L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat and about 60 years after the insinuation of television...in

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

REVISED FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

MORE MONSTERS FOR THE EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA

C19 -- Historicism Unsettled: Reading the Nineteenth Century (March 17-20 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Kopec/C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
kopeca@ipfw.edu

In their introduction to surface reading, Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best find in nineteenth-century American literature an analog to describe their method: “As Poe’s story ‘The Purloined Letter

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (July 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie1@gsu.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.

First Call: "A Century of ´Priče iz davnine´ (Croatian Tales of Long Ago)" (Zagreb, 12th - 15th October, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Croatian Association of Researchers in Children's Literature
contact email: 
conf.pid.2016@gmail.com

The International Conference A Century of Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić's 'Priče iz davnine' is the central event in the celebration of the centenary of the first publication of Priče iz davnine (Croatia

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

full name / name of organization: 
EnJeu(x) - University of Maine (France) and Akron (US)
contact email: 
delphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr, elisabeth.lamothe@univ-lemans.fr

An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM), and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio) with

SOCRATES CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: VOL. 3 NO. 3 ISSUE - September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Socrates : Scholarly Research Journal
contact email: 
editor@socratesjournal.com

 

Regular Paper Submission:

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