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The Monitor

Call for Papers: Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature Conference

The Seventh Biennial Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature will be held March 29-31, 2007, in Nashville, Tennessee. The keynote speaker is U.C. Knoepflmacher, author of many books and articles including Ventures into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity (1998) and co-editor, with Nina Auerbach, of Forbidden Journeys: Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Victorian Women Writers (1992). His recent article "Hardy's Subterranean Child" is included in a collection of essays entitled Thomas Hardy Reappraised (University of Toronto Press, 2006). Dr. Knoepflmacher is currently working on a memoir about his Jewish childhood in the Bolivian Andes.

The conference chairs invite abstracts (around 500 words) for 20-minute papers treating scholarly, critical, or theoretical (rather than pedagogical) concerns in children's literature. Submit proposals via the conference website at http://www.mtsu.edu/~english2/conferencesjournals.htm. Check this site for submission guidelines and for more information about the conference, or contact one of the conference chairs: Martha Hixon (mhixon@mtsu.edu / 615-898-2599), Jenny Marchant (marchant@mtsu.edu / 615-898-2721), and Ellen Donovan (edonovan@mtsu.edu / 615-898-2664). The deadline for submissions is Sept. 30, 2006. Panel proposals are welcome.

The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass invites submissions to all columns and sections for the following special issues:

Indigenous Peoples
Deadline for Submissions: 1 October 2006
Publication date: April 2007

Critical and informative articles are welcome on indigenous peoples of the world, such as the Aborigine, Ainu, Native Americans, and First Nations. Topics should include indigenous peoples' cultures and literatures, storytelling practices, stories and tales, childrearing practices and coming-of-age rituals, how indigenous peoples are portrayed in dominant cultures' children's literature historically and in contemporary times, and the effects of globalization on indigenous cultures and children. Please see Contribute! for submission guidelines and editorial policies.

The Looking Glass also invites scholarly submissions for the following special topic to be highlighted in Alice's Academy, its scholarly refereed section:

Central and South American Children's Literature
Submission deadline: 1 September 2006
Publication date: January 2007

Articles are welcome on any critical or informative aspects of Central and South American children's literature. Topics can include the history of children's literature, historical surveys of children's literature, regional studies, genre studies, urbanization and globalization, colonialism and post-colonialism in Central and South American children's literature, English, Spanish, and native-language children's literature, imported children's literature in Central and South American countries, teaching children's literature in Central and South America, and children's literature publishing. Please see Contribute! for submission guidelines and editorial policies.

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