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Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956: 'a voice which has no fellow'

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:13pm
Anna Nickerson and Yui Kajita
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
‘a voice which has no fellow’

 

20th –21st  September 2018, University of Cambridge

https://readingwalterdelamare.wordpress.com

 

 

By whom, and by what means, was this designed?
The whispered incantation which allows
Free passage to the phantoms of the mind?
                                        . . .
By the delicate, invisible web you wove —
The inexplicable mystery of sound.

 

               — From T. S. Eliot, ‘To Walter de la Mare’

 

Comics Arts Conference San Diego

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:16am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now acception 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA, July 19 - 22, 2018. 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.

Selling Childhood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:18am
Modern Language Association Convention 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Chicago, IL

January 3rd – 6th, 2019

 

Selling Childhood

 

Arguably, Western culture has been selling the concept of childhood from its inception.  In the eighteenth century, figures like John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau persuaded their peers to buy the new idea that childhood constituted a distinct phase of human development. 

 

Conversations in Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
African American Literature/ SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We are interested in reading your abstract of 500 words or less surronding A.A. Literature, Culture and the Experience.  The topic is open! We look forward to reading your submissions. 

This year the  SCMLA will host this event  on October 11-14 in San Antonio, TX!

Please submit your abstracts to:

Chair

Christel Woods sapoet77@gmail.com

Secretary

Stewart Habig

stewart.habig@gmail.com

Deep In The Heart Of Texas!

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
WOMEN’S CAUCUS OF THE SCMLA/ South Central Modern Language Assoc.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This is an open CFP for the Women's Caucus of the SCMLA hosted in San Antonio, TX!

We are asking for an abstract of 500 words or less explaining your area of interest.

The interest should be an interesting surronding women in some capacity. 

We look forward to reading your submissions!

 

Chair

Christel Woods sapoet77@gmail.com

Secretary

Sarah Gray

sbgray@langston.edu

MLA 2019: Visuality, Race, and Childhood in the Golden Age of American Print Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:58pm
Shawna McDermott / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers for a proposed panel at the 2019 MLA Conference in Chicago, IL.  This non-guaranteed panel is co-sponsored by the Children's Literature Association (ChLA) and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS).  Please send abstracts to panel presider Shawna McDermott at smm222@pitt.edu by March 1st, 2018.  Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. 

 

Visuality, Race, and Childhood in the Golden Age of American Print Culture

 

Climate Change in Children’s and Young Adult Fiction (MLA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:14pm
Clare Echterling / Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Children’s Literature Association non-guaranteed session on children’s and young adult climate fiction (“cli-fi”) at MLA, Chicago, 3-6 January 2019. 

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