Dragons in Children’s Literature and Graphic Novels

deadline for submissions: 
March 10, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
St. Thomas University
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Working Title of the Volume: Wings, Wonders, and Warriors: Dragons in Children’s Literature and Graphic Novels

As the popularity of mythical creatures in films and literature grows, there is one creature that remains prominent: the dragon. Dragons have become most visible recently in the cinematic versions of The Hobbit and in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Series). However, there are other films, such as Dragonslayer (1981), Reign of Fire (2002), Dragonheart (1996), and the How to Train Your Dragon series (2010-2019), and numerous adult and children’s literature series that feature dragons.

This call for papers will result in several themed volumes. However, this particular call is meant to round-out this volume on Dragon's in Children's Literature and Graphic Novels.

Harry Potter is well-covered, so other works are requested. Morever, graphic novels have not had many abstracts presented, so several more essays about these topics are sought.

The scope of the present call is still broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of dragons in children's literature will be considered. 

Deadline for proposals: March 10, 2021

First Draft deadline: June 10, 2021

How to submit your proposal

Please send all other abstracts, a short biographical note, and the name of the volume that the paper is for to Rachel L. Carazo at rachel.carazo@snhu.edu