The inaugural issue of the new Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung (Yearbook of the German Children’s Literature Research Society (GKJF)) is now online, It succeeds the print annual journal Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung (1995-2015) in a fundamentally revised form. As the GKJF’s response to the rapid development of digital culture(s) and reflecting its open, democratic attitude towards use of knowledge resources, the Yearbook is now published as an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal.
In the more than ten years since Marnina Gonick directly challenged the field by asking, “Are queer girls, girls?” (2006: 122), girls’ studies has grown into a formidable, expansive, and increasingly recognized area of academic discourse. Yet, while one might not characterize the “pairing of the words queer and girl” as “virtually unthinkable” in the scholarship today, as Susan Driver (2007: 28) found it then, there remains a distressing inability to dislodge girlhood from its (hetero)normative grounds.
New Release: Historical Social Research (HSR) Special Issue 42.4
Language has a special role in the classroom. It is the medium in which the learning content is constructed, discussed and negotiated, as well as the subject of learning itself.
Call for Papers:
Africans, African Americans, Academia, and Activism
The Gloria Richardson Humanities Initiative
Bowie State University
Bowie, MD 20715
April 5-7, 2018
Persian Literary Studies Journal special issue:
Call for papers for a special issue on Iranian children and young adult literature and film. The editor invites papers for a special issue on different aspects of Iranian children and young adult literature and film. Manuscripts (text, quotations, and endnotes) should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words following the MLA Style Sheet, 8th edition. Please submit through http://plsj.shirazu.ac.ir. Deadline for submission, April 1, 2018.
Call for Proposals now open for the 2018 Connected Learning Summit
Papers are invited from researchers of European religious orders, both male and female, for a symposium at Northumbria University, Newcastle. This one-day symposium will explore the ways that religious orders participated in, responded to, and critiqued Empire during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Religious orders were instrumental in spreading ideas of belonging, civilisation, and faith.
Transatlantica special issue: call for contributions
I am pleased to announce the opening next month of our exhibition, "Radiant with Color & Art: McLoughlin Brothers and the Business of Picture Books, 1858-1920," which will run at the Grolier Club (47 E. 60th St., New York) from December 6, 2017 through February 3, 2018. This eye-popping exhibition, based on 200 items (most of them held at the American Antiquarian Society) will explore the impact made by this titan publisher in children's print culture and the history of the book.