Category Archives: Call for Papers: Publishing

CFP – Disability and Girlhood: Transnational Perspectives

Special Issue of
Girlhood Studies
An Interdisciplinary Journal

For a special issue of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal,
“Disability and Girlhood: Transnational Perspectives” we invite
manuscripts (no longer than 6,500 words including the abstract,
article, bio, acknowledgements and notes (if any), and references)
that explore the critical intersections and tensions between the two contemporary fields, girlhood studies and disability studies; thus far this has been inadequately explored in both theoretical literature and empirical studies. This exploration is necessary because disability studies can actively disrupt normative notions of girlhood in transnational contexts mediated by the intersectional politics of identity and constituted through ableist social, political, and economic hierarchies that have concrete implications for developing transformative social policy. Continue reading

CFP: Special Issue of *Jeunesse* on Mobility

Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures invites essay submissions for a special issue addressing mobility in relation to youth texts and culture(s). We welcome essays that consider registers of race, class, gender, and disability. Essays should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length and prepared for blind peer-review.

Mobility invites us to think about bodies, identities, and agency from diverse disciplinary and methodological perspectives. Im/mobility can be many things: geographic, physical, ideological, imaginative, temporal, social. What are some of the ways that we might analyze this amorphous—in fact, mobile—topic in light of young people, their texts, and their cultures?

Submissions are requested by: 30 June 2015.

Topics may include:

  • Dancing children
  • Border crossings and home(land) security systems
  • Movement as performance/choreography
  • Narratives of upward/downward mobility
  • Transformations through mobility/mobilizing transformations
  • Mobile audiences and audiences of mobility
  • Movement as affect and affect as “being moved”
  • Planes, trains, and automobiles
  • Immigration and generations
  • Ability and impairment
  • Kinesthetics or kin-aesthetics
  • Mobilizing youth polities
  • Digital movement and mobile communication
  • Play and playgrounds
  • Containment and freedom of movement

Inquiries may be directed to Larissa Wodtke, Managing Editor:

Further information about submission guidelines is available at:

CFP: The Role of Anthropology in Improving Services for Children and Families

Annals of Anthropological Practice
The Role of Anthropology in Improving Services for Children and Families

Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, London, UK
Anne E. Pfister, Department of Applied Anthropology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
Ginger A. Johnson, Anthrologica, Oxford, UK

“The richness in family studies over the next decade, we believe, will come from considering the diversity of family forms -different ethnic groups and cultures, different stages of family life, different historical cohorts- as men and women attempt to raise their sons and daughters.” -Cowan et al. 2014:xi Continue reading

CFP: Maps and Mapping in Children’s Literature

Literature for children and young adults is a rich source of material for the study of literary maps, one that has been largely overlooked, despite the growth in academic interest in this area of study. We are therefore seeking contributions for a proposed collection on maps in children’s literature that will bring together the best current thinking on the topic, which will become a resource for scholars, and provide a springboard for further study in this area, particularly in terms of interdisciplinary and international discourses. Continue reading

CFP: Childhood and Pethood

Call for Papers
Childhood and Pethood: Representation, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power

Abstracts (500 words) due November 1, 2014
Articles (7,000 words) due July 1, 2015

While scholars of children’s literature and childhood studies frequently discuss representations of animals in children’s texts, there is little discussion of the often parallel ways in which these texts construct animal and child subjectivity. Continue reading