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februar 2017

Call for papers IRSCL: Intergenerational Desire in Children’s Literature

februar 28

Special issue of International Research in Children’s Literature: Intergenerational Desire in Children’s Literature Guest editors: Christophe Van Eecke and Lies Wesseling. This special issue seeks to explore the diverse economies of intergenerational eroticism and sexuality that pervade children’s and young adult’s literature, both the books themselves and the dynamics between authors and readers. There has always been speculation about Lewis Carroll’s and J.M. Barrie’s attitudes to children, while a well-known author like William Mayne was convicted of indecent assault. But…

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mars 2017

Call for Papers: MLA 2018

mars 15

Calling Dumbledore’s Army: Activist Children’s Literature Books can encourage children to question rather than accept the world as it is. Literature for young people can invite them to imagine a world where black lives matter, women’s rights are human rights, poverty does not limit one’s life choices, LGBTQ youth know they are loved, indigenous peoples’ rights are respected, the disabled have equal rights and opportunities, refugees find refuge, and climate change does not imperil life on this planet. This guaranteed session (sponsored…

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Call for Papers: Historical and Cultural Readings of Peanuts

mars 15

A Call for Papers for an upcoming edited anthology: Good Grief(s): Historical and Culture Readings of Peanuts Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts was not only a milestone in comic art, but a reflector and shaper of American culture throughout the twentieth century. From its humble origins in 1950, Schultz’s deceptively simple line art conveyed the gamut of human experiences, capitalizing on universal themes from unrequited love to happiness being nothing more than embracing a warm puppy. Schulz, who continuously produced a…

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april 2017

Call for Papers: Cultural Representations of Transnational Childhoods

april 1

Cultural Representations of Transnational Childhoods. Day Seminar 13/5/2017, University of Wroclaw, organized by the Center for Young People’s Literature and Culture and the Center for Postcolonial Studies, Institute of English Studies, the University of Wroclaw, in collaboration with the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University

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Call for papers: Queer(y)ing the World

april 30

CFP: Queer(y)ing the World: International LGBTQ+ Literature for Young Readers In the past few decades in English-speaking countries, we've seen a major increase to the number of children's and young adult books published featuring LGBTQ+ themes. But what is the situation like in other languages and other cultures? In this edited collection, we aim to explore LGBTQ+ literature for young readers around the world, particularly beyond the English-speaking countries/cultures. By LGBTQ+, we include: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, kink, intersex,…

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Call for papers: Translation Studies and Children’s Litterature

april 30

Translation Studies and Children's Litterature, Current topics and Future perspectives Since the publication of pioneering works by Göte Klingberg, Riitta Oittinen and Zohar Shavit in the 1970s and 1980s, the translation of children’s literature has attracted the attention of many scholars in various fields. On 19 and 20 October 2017, KU Leuven and the University of Antwerp (Belgium) will organise an interdisciplinary conference on Translation Studies and Children’s Literature that aims to investigate the intersection between translation studies and children’s…

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august 2017

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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