category: childrens literature

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Pedagogy Contributors

full name / name of organization: 
"Why Social Theory?"
contact email: 
whysocialtheory@hotmail.com

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website “Why Social Theory?”

Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
endnotesconference@gmail.com

Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 January 2016

TAU Journal of Literary and Visual Arts: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

full name / name of organization: 
Shawna Rushford-Spence/Lourdes University
contact email: 
tau@lourdes.edu

We are accepting submissions through January 30:

POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Rules for submission:

>Use 12 point Times New Roman font.
>Name each entry with the Title Only.

Mapping Fields of Study: Renegotiations of Disciplinary Spaces in the English-Speaking World

full name / name of organization: 
Marilyne Brun / University of Lorraine, Nancy, France
contact email: 
marilyne.brun@univ-lorraine.fr

Mapping Fields of Study: Renegotiations of Disciplinary Spaces in the English-Speaking World
International Conference
Nancy, France
9-11 June 2016

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

full name / name of organization: 
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary.

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in her Time

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association (ALA) - Gilman Society
contact email: 
brandi.d.so@gmail.com

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time

Reminder of upcoming deadline (December 15) for submission to Panel on ​​Print, Public Readership, and Alternative Literary Mode

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alberta
contact email: 
rasoul@ualberta.ca

What: ​​Panel on ​​Print, Public Readership, and Alternative Literary Modernities​ ​
Where: ​​​​CCLA @ Congress 2016 in Calgary, Canada
When: ​​May 28 to 30, 2016

CFP: 42nd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (April 6-9, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
African Literature Association
contact email: 
atlanta@ala2016.com

Emory University and Kennesaw State University
cordially invite you to submit your proposals for seminars, roundtables, and panels
at the
African Literature Association 2016 Conference

The Scholastic Forum: Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature:ISSN 2395-0889

full name / name of organization: 
D.A.V. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
contact email: 
scholasticdav@gmail.com ( Submission deadline: 15th january 2016)

GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION
1. We invite original scholarly submissions from academicians, researchers and
independent scholars in form of research papers, articles, poems, interviews and

The Scholastic Forum: Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature:ISSN 2395-0889

full name / name of organization: 
D.A.V. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
contact email: 
scholasticdav@gmail.com

GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION

Ponying the Slovos - Art-languages and translation corpora in literary criticism (18th March 2016, Coventry UK).

full name / name of organization: 
Coventry University
contact email: 
jim.clarke@coventry.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Ponying the Slovos -
Art-languages and translation corpora in literary criticism

Roald Dahl Centenary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University
contact email: 
DahlConference@cardiff.ac.uk

This interdisciplinary international conference, held in the city of Roald Dahl’s birth and childhood in his centenary year, will give further impetus to the substantial critical attention devoted t

“Terrible Beauty” (April 15 -17, 2016) [Updated]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia
contact email: 
terriblebeauty2016@gmail.com

CFP: Resounding Voices: Women, Silence and the Production of Knowledge, Durham University

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
resoundingvoicesdurham@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONFERENCE, DURHAM UNIVERSITY, 8 MARCH 2016

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Rachael Wiseman

International conference: Reading Matters: Texts – Cultures – The World, Sibiu, 19-21 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
contact email: 
karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:

Reading Matters:
Texts – Cultures – The World

19-21 May 2016

IGA Postgraduate Community Calls For Bloggers!

full name / name of organization: 
The International Gothic Association
contact email: 
igapostgrads@gmail.com

The International Gothic Association (IGA) unites teachers, scholars, and students from around the world interested in Gothic fiction, drama, poetry, art, film, and other forms from the eighteenth cen

Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com

A few decades ago, the mention of most Anglophone writers would have been met with ignorance for the most.

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

full name / name of organization: 
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary.

Border Crossings, February 12, 2016; CFP Deadline November 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
GWU English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
lizmoser@gwu.edu, amontroso@gwu.edu

2015 has been a year of global crisis.

[UPDATE] Undergraduate papers in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Valley Humanities Review
contact email: 
contact-vhr@lvc.edu

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2016 Issue.

[UPDATE] Natures 2016: Habitats and Hazards (11/30/15;2/19/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Natures 2016: the 8th annual interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference
contact email: 
lgerigui@lasierra.edu,chicks@lasierra.edu

We seek papers that explore the theme of “HABITATS AND HAZARDS” as applied to any of the texts (WRITTEN, VISUAL, MUSICAL, OR EMBODIED) of humanities studies: for example,
• THE HAZARDOUS SPACES OF ART OR LITERATURE
• DEPICTIONS OF POLLUTION OR WASTELAND
• DOMESTIC/URBAN/RURAL/WILD HABITATS
• STAGING/IMAGINING HISTORICAL SETTINGS
• LITERAL AND/OR FIGURATIVE TOXICITY

250 Word ABSTRACTS DUE by NOVEMBER 30, 2015 to http://lasierra.edu/english/natures/abstract-submission-form/
Conference location: La Sierra University (Riverside, CA USA)
Conference date: February 19, 2016 (8am to 5pm)

PLENARY SPEAKER:
DR. ELIZABETH HECKENDORN COOK (University of California, Santa Barbara) will provide two presentations:

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Digesting Discourses" #iuic16

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are very excited to announce our 2016 keynote speaker, Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College!

Framing the Self(ie): Heterogeneity of Identities in (non)spaces

full name / name of organization: 
Romance Langues and Literature Grad Students Association
contact email: 
ubromance@gmail.com

Identity is a complex, multi-faceted, often fragmented negotiation of social subjects and actors, yet it remains a central motif of human existence.

CFP: Crime and Criminality in Literature Conference - April 1-2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Carolina Graduate Literature Society
contact email: 
uscgradlitsociety@gmail.com

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality

April 1-2, 2015

Symposium Reading the Present through the Past - 4 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Daný van Dam / The Netherlands Research School for Literature
contact email: 
vandamhd@cardiff.ac.uk

Reading the Present through the Past
Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers

One-day symposium, 4 March 2016

Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience, April 8, 2016, University of Rochester

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies
contact email: 
SBAI2016conf@gmail.com

The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies International Graduate Conference

UPDATE Archi-textuality: Explorations of text and writing. April 16-17, 2016 at CSUN

full name / name of organization: 
The California State University at Northridge Department of English Annual Conference Archi-textuality
contact email: 
agsestdicconference@gmail.com

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
Archi-textuality

ON: April 16-17, 2016
AT: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

[UPDATE] “Chat with an Editor” at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
contact email: 
gmacphee@wcupa.edu

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias, among others.

CFP Journal of English and Spanish Studies VERBEIA (Deadline 15th January, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Social Sciences and Education/ Camilo José Cela University, Madrid (Spain)
contact email: 
Editor : Sonia Sánchez (editoraverbeia@ucjc.edu)

Verbeia is an international open-access scientific journal dealing with two philological fields:

[UPDATE] Object Emotions: Polemics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cambridge
contact email: 
padmamaitland@berkeley.edu

Deadline extended to December 1, 2015

S85 - Fantasy Literature & Place - ESSE Galway Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Jane Suzanne Carroll, University of Roehampton; Anja Müller, University of Siegen
contact email: 
jane.carroll@roehampton.ac.uk

Call for papers

ESSE Galway Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August 2016
S85 - Fantasy Literature & Place

Conveners

CFP: THE MATTER OF RESISTANCE CONFERENCE (April 26, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
mattersofresistance@gmail.com

The Matter of Resistance Conference University of Warwick

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)

REMINDER: M Wynn Thomas Prize for outstanding work in the field of Welsh Writing in English

full name / name of organization: 
Alyce von Rothkirch / Swansea University
contact email: 
a.v.von.rothkirch@swansea.ac.uk

M. Wynn Thomas Prize 2016

Exploring Liability of Foreignness Through the Eyes of Young Adults in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time

full name / name of organization: 
Yahia Hakami Emporia State Universiy
contact email: 
yhakami@g.emporia.edu

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie recounts the liability of foreignness that confronts Indian Americans who are embodied by the protagonist, Junior, and his famil

The Life of the Child’s Mind: Education & Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People - MLA17 ChLA sponsored session

full name / name of organization: 
David Aitchison/ Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
david.c.aitchison@gmail.com

This proposed session sponsored by the Children's Literature Association will consider the status of the intellectual life of the child in modern and contemporary literature for young people.

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