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Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:18am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, March 29-31, 2019, in Anaheim, CA.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

CFP: Positioning Pooh - Edward Bear After 100 Years

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:14am
Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Call for Chapters: Positioning Pooh: Edward Bear after 100 Years
Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2018
Full name / Name of Organization: Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA
Contact email:

I am currently seeking further chapter submissions for an edited volume celebrating the centenary in 2026 of A. A. Milne’s The World of Pooh.  This collection is under contract with the University Press of Mississippi in conjunction with the ChLA, and will be included in the ChLA’s centennial series.  

Representations of the Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:42pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

ChLA19 "Representations of the Other in Narratives of Rival Nations"

Dr. Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Meral Kaya (Assistant Professor)


Panel for 2019 Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference “Activism and Empathy”, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, June 13-15, 2019


(Dis)ability and Comics: Fifth Annual Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:14pm
Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

How do comics and related visual media such as illustrated books, comic strips, and animation represent disability differently from other media, and what new possibilities do they propose for thinking about or visualizing ability?

Join us for a one-day conference at Dartmouth College on Friday April 26, 2019.

Representations of Child and Youth Agency in Fantasy (Edited Volume)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:20pm
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts & Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

We are seeking completed submissions for an edited volume that interrogates representations of child and youth agency in fantasy.  Our collection Walking in Other Worlds: Fantastical Journeys of Children’s Agency explores child and youth agency in the context of fantasy popular cultural forms.  These sources of analyses may include television, cartoons, films, novels, toys, comic books/graphic novels, advertising, storytelling/folklore, fashion, art, video games, etc.  An academic publisher is connected to this project.

Representations of children’s agency in fantasy can be analyzed from a variety of grounding points.  For example, chapters might consider the intersection of agency and:


CFP - Special Issue of *Jeunesse* on Borders

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:17am
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

***Apologies for cross-posting***


In an attempt to think about borders at a time when they appear so intractable, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Culturesinvites abstracts on all matters pertaining to borders in relation to young people’s texts and cultures for a special issue that will be published in Winter 2019.



Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:18am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Join us in Washington, D.C. at the Wardman Park Marriot April 17-20, 2019

The Creative Fiction area of the National PCA/ACA Conference welcomes fiction in any style, although the maximum reading time is 18 minutes.  We also welcome full panels of readers.  

Please send both an abstract AND attach the full piece to be presented at the submission site:

DUE by Oct. 1, 2018

All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

Extended Deadline - Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family: A Gentle Horror

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Miranda Corcoran & Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.

Quaring Childhood

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:41pm
south: a scholarly journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CFP: Quaring Childhood


south: a scholarly journal invites submissions for “Quaring Childhood,” a special issue guest edited by Katherine Henninger, to be published in Spring 2019. This issue brings several fields that have developed substantially in the past two decades—childhood studies, critical race studies, queer theory, and new southern studies—into dialogue.