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august 2017

Call for papers: Border-Crossing in Children’s Literature

august 14

The Second International Symposium for Children’s Literature & The Fourth US-China Symposium for Children’s Literature June 14-16, 2018 Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University The International Symposium for Children’s Literature, first held in 2012 as the US-China Symposium for Children’s Literature, was born at an exciting moment in children’s books and reading in China. Imported/translated picture books and juvenile literature, along with parent-child shared reading practice, were increasingly introduced to rising middle-class Chinese families and rejuvenated the creation of domestic works.…

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Call for Papers: L.M. Montgomery and Reading

august 15

The L.M. Montgomery Institute’s Thirteenth Biennial Conference at University of Prince Edward Island, 21-24 June 2018 “I am simply a book drunkard. Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” –April 4, 1899 (from The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The P.E.I. years, 1899-1900) “In spite of this proliferation of approaches to Montgomery, her fictions flourish in their original form. They continue to draw people from all over the world…

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Call for Papers: Child-Animal Relationships in Comics: Historical and Transcultural Perspectives

august 31

Many of the most well-known comics protagonists have pets or animal friends, loyal sidekicks in their daily lives and adventures: Charlie Brown has Snoopy, his independent, precocious dog, Calvin has Hobbes, a stuffed tiger acquiring life through the boy's imagination, Beano's Dennis the Menace eventually acquired an equally destructive canine companion called Gnasher, Tintin (successfully eluding the adult-child distinction, but remaining in many ways a child with a degree of agency accorded only to adults) has Snowy. Already the Yellow…

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september 2017

Call for Papers: Boys in Theory

september 15

For the Spring 2018 issue of Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Volume 11), the editors invite critical contributions to theories of “boyhoods”, “male development”, and “young masculinities”. These various monikers already advertise divergent angles and frames of approaching, circumscribing, and capturing boys’ lives in theory. “Theory” extends widely to the conceptual apparatus of the psychological and developmental sciences (developmental psychology, evolutionary psychology, psychoanalysis), gender/sexuality/sex role/queer/LGBT studies, and allied disciplines. What have been the implications, the work, the dissonances, and the…

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Call for papers: History of Education & Children’s Literature

september 30

Call for papers – Special Issue of «History of Education & Children’s Literature» n. 1, 2019: «Memories and Public Celebrations of Education in Contemporary Times» Proposals in English (between 500 and 1000 words) are to send before 30th September 2017 to: roberto.sani@unimc.it. Notification of acceptance or refusal will be communicated on 30th November 2017. Please find attached the call for papers, the submission form and the journal’s editorial guidelines. Last ned dokumentene her

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desember 2017

Call for papers: Children and Popular Culture

01/12/2017 - 20/05/2018

CFP: Global Studies of Childhood  - Special Issue: Children and Popular Culture - Guest Editor: Patrick Cox, Rutgers University Childhood and youth are always contested notions, but perhaps nowhere more than in popular culture. Popular culture offers representations of children and youth as, among other things, wise, dangerous, evil, innocent, sexual, doomed, and in various states of “in progress.” Popular culture is also the broad site of much child agency, where children and youth produce texts from novels to YouTube…

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