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CFP - Marvellous Imaginations: Extending Thinking through Picturebooks

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30 Jun 2016

23rd Annual NCRCL MA/IBBY UK Conference
Saturday, 5 November, 2016
Froebel College, University of Roehampton

Marvellous Imaginations - Extending Thinking through Picturebooks
Deadline Extension – New Date 30 June 2016

CFP - Genre: A Conference on Comics

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25 Jul 2016

Comics Forum 2016
Genre: A Conference on Comics
Leeds Central Library, Leeds (UK), 3 – 4 November, 2016

Confirmed keynote speaker: Hermann (winner at Angoulême 2016, and creator of Jeremiah, Comanche, The Towers of Bois-Maury, amongst others).

CFP - Monstrous Women in Comics

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1 Sep 2016

Monstrous Women in Comics: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Women in Comics and Graphic Novels
May 2017
University of North Texas, Denton
Keynote: Dr. Carol Tilley, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CFP - Disability in Anglophone Literature

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30 Sep 2016

CFP: Panel on "Disability in Anglophone Literature"

48th Annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
March 23 - 26, 2017
Institutional host: Johns Hopkins University

CFP - Global Responsibility in Youth Research

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11 Sep 2016

XV Annual Conference of Youth Studies
Global Responsibility in Youth Research
Helsinki, 7–8 November 2016

The Finnish Youth Research Network (FYRN) invites proposals for the Annual Conference of Youth Studies 2016: Global Responsibility in Youth Research.

CFP - Play Cultures

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7 Aug 2016

Call for Papers
Play Cultures Conference
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
3 October 2016

The increased visibility of play and games in society has affected areas outside the core areas of video games and toys. Video games are one of the biggest sectors of commercial media. Playing with and collecting toys is increasingly acceptable for adults. Gamification and different kinds of playful approaches are becoming part of everyday life and work.

CFP - Children and Childhood Studies Area of MAPACA

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30 Jun 2016

Call for Papers: Children and Childhood Studies Area of Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: JUNE 30, 2016

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

CFP - Any Signs of Childness? Peter Hollindale's Signs of Childness in Children’s Books (1997), 20 Years On

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5 Feb 2017

Any Signs of Childness? Peter Hollindale's Signs of Childness in Children's Books (1997), 20 Years On
Day Symposium, May 5, 2017
Department of Education, University of York (UK) – H/G21, The Eynns Room

I wish to argue here that childness is the distinguishing property of a text in children’s literature, setting it apart from other literature as a genre, and it is also the property that the child brings to the reading of a text.

CFP - Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

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15 Jun 2016

Call for Papers
Reimagining Beauty and the Beast
One-day Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Bristol
7 September 2016

Keynote speakers
Dr. Amy Davis, University of Hull
Prof. James Williams, Royal Holloway University of London

“Since myths can be made to mean an indefinite number of things, it is more fruitful to study what in fact myths have been made to mean.” Northrop Frye (1957)

CFP - Transitions: New Directions in Comics Studies

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26 Aug 2016

Call For Papers
TRANSITIONS – New Directions in Comics Studies
at Birkbeck College, London, on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Organised in collaboration with Comica- London International Comics Festival, Transitions at Birkbeck College is unique in offering a regular comics studies symposium and meeting point in London, a platform for emerging research at an event that is free of charge and open to all. Originally convened by PhD students in 2009, Transitions has become an annual fixture in the UK comics scholars’ calendar.

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