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Culture, Humanity, and Urban Life

Seeking book proposals for the Lexington series, Culture, Humanity, and Urban Life:

How are urban processes entangled with human experiences? In this book series, scholarly monographs and edited volumes explore this question and illuminate diverse forms of such entanglement through empirically-based research. This series emphasizes anthropological approaches to the study of human life in relation to the urban. It seeks to illuminate experiences and effects of urban cultures and situate specific cases in a comparative set. By exploring the intricacies of human-urban relations, this series contributes to better understanding of the ways that humans particularly conceive of and experience nature, personhood, ethics, culture, and social life.

If interested in developing a proposal, please contact the series editors, Jessica Bodoh-Creed and Melissa King: jessanthro@gmail.com, mking@valleycollege.edu.

Submission Deadline: January 29th, 2021


Fresh from Flight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

NEW DATE: Friday July 2nd – Sunday July 4th, 2021

Taking inspiration from how Greta Thunberg, Autumn Peltier, and Emma González have become advocates for global, social, and environmental change, more and more children, teens, and young adults are stepping into the roles of heroes and champions to some—and as troublemakers or rebels to others. For years, children’s and young adult media has told the same story—from crime-fighting vigilante groups to the ‘Chosen One’ narrative—and as a new generation comes of age in the wake of such stories, life once again begins to imitate art. In the context of children’s and young adult literature, villains often, but don’t necessarily, take the form of powerful governments or adults who won’t listen. At the same time, diverse narratives and nuanced figures (such as tricksters and anti-heroes) reveal ambiguities within this dichotomy of heroes, villains, and perceptions of “good” and “evil.” Fresh from the Fight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture is a space to interrogate these narratives.

Academic Paper Proposals

Please send a 250-word abstract that includes the title of your paper, as well as a list of references, a 50-word biography, your name, your university affiliation, your home country, and email address to the review committee at submit.ubc.conference@gmail.com. Please include “Academic Conference Proposal Submission” in the subject line of your email.

Creative Writing Proposals


Submissions of creative writing for children and young adults in any genre are also welcome, including novel chapters, poetry, picture books, graphic novels, scripts, etc. Please send a sample of your work no longer than 12 pages, double-spaced. (Shorter samples are also welcome--poetry, for example, might only be a page). The submission should include the title of your work, a 150-word overview of your piece (describe age group, genre, and links to the conference theme), a list of references in MLA format (if you have any), a 50-word biography, your name, your university affiliation, your home country, and email address. Please send your submission to the review committee at submit.ubc.conference@gmail.com. Please put “Creative Conference Proposal Submission” in the subject line of your email.

Participants are welcome to submit both an academic and creative paper. Each paper will be adjudicated by the appropriate committee and you may be accepted for one or both streams. Please follow the guidelines for both submissions above and attach them as two separate files to submit.ubc.conference@gmail.com. Please include “Both Conference Proposal Submission” in the subject line of your email.

For more information: https://blogs.ubc.ca/freshfromthefight2020/call-for-papers/

Submission Deadline: February 28th, 2021

 


For more opportunities, please visit:

the cfp List (Call for Papers List)

The Canadian Studies Network

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