Category Archives: Call for Papers: Publishing

CFP: The Representation of Cruel Children in Popular Texts

Editors: Monica Flegel and Christopher Parkes

Much has been written about the subject of cruelty against children, but this volume of collected essays seeks to focus critical attention instead on the representation of the cruel child.  As a cultural sign, the cruel child lies at the nexus of many different and competing discourses that construct the child and childhood.  By examining the cruel child in many kinds of popular texts we can sharpen our understanding of the changing nature of the representation of the child. Continue reading CFP: The Representation of Cruel Children in Popular Texts

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. Continue reading CFP – Special Issue of *Jeunesse* on Mobility

CFP: Global Studies of Childhood

Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives on Childhood, Youth and Adolescence:
troubling the global/local nexus

Special Issue of Global Studies of Childhood

Guest Editors:
DAVID W. KUPFERMAN, University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu SOPHIA RODRIGUEZ, College of Charleston
MAREK TESAR, University of Auckland

Childhood, youth and adolescence are contested notions. What do we mean by these terms and how do we employ them? How do/did we come to know these categories? Who or what invented them? The concern of this special issue is with the ontological and epistemological knowledges in play with regard to the categories of childhood, youth and adolescence, what they do and how they perform, what they represent and how these categories and brackets are perceived by all actors, both those that are inside and those who are out-side of them. This special issue calls for a re-thinking of these concepts. The disciplines of philosophy and sociology are elevated in this call for papers, with the expectation that these perspectives will allow authors to theorize these concerns in unexpected, innovative and cutting edge ways, in relation to the complicated globalized contexts of local experiences and lives.  Continue reading CFP: Global Studies of Childhood

CFP: “The Child in Question: Texts, Cultures, Curricula” – Special issue of Curriculum Inquiry

Deadline: 15 August 2015

The Editors of Curriculum Inquiry in collaboration with Guest Editors Lisa Farley and Julie Garlen Maudlin are seeking manuscripts for a special issue that is scheduled for publication in late summer/early Fall of 2016.
This issue titled “The Child in Question: Texts, Cultures, Curricula,”aims to feature the work of established and emerging scholars from a variety of academic fields and disciplines who explore critical approaches to understanding childhood using a diverse range of methodological and theoretical frameworks.

We invite articles that explore childhood subjectivity, discursive constructions of and about childhood, and curricular and pedagogical issues impacting children in order to advance imaginative, critical, and situated conceptions of childhood. Contributors may take up a wide range of theoretical frameworks, including feminist, post-colonial, post-structural, psychoanalytic, historical, and autobiographical lenses to present diverse and divergent perspectives that interrogate normative conceptions of childhood, development, and curriculum designed “for” children. Some specific subjects that may be explored include: the construction of difference and otherness, the complexities of the unconscious, the making of childhood subjectivity through discursive constructs and historical contexts, the reconceptualization of developmental psychology, the relation of childhood to coloniality and nationalism, the construction of otherness within and outside indigenous cultures, fictional childhoods, gender variant children and the question of sexuality, and the racialization of childhood in history, educational research, and practice.

Manuscripts for this special issue are expected to be between 6000 and 8000 words. Guidelines for manuscript submission along with other relevant information will be available on the journal’s website. All manuscripts submitted to Curriculum Inquiry are subjected to a preliminary internal review by the editorial team, and those deemed appropriate for publication in the journal will be sent anonymously to external reviewers. Questions about the focus of the special issue can be addressed to guest editors Lisa Farleyat or Julie Garlen Maudlin at

Other questions regarding submission can be addressed directly to the Curriculum InquiryEditorial Office at

Guest Editors
Lisa Farley (
Julie Garlen Maudlin (

CFP – Girls’ Economies: Work & Play Cultures (edited volume)

Call for Papers
Girls’ Economies: Work & Play Cultures

Edited by Miriam Forman-Brunell and Diana Anselmo-Sequeira
foreword by Dr. Eileen Boris

We know more about the history of grownups’ labor than we do about girls’ work, especially in informal domains. We know more about adult women workers than about girlhood employment and work-themed amusements. We know more about girls’ consumption practices than about their production patterns. We know more about childhood and play than we do about how play informs girls’ work skills, sensibilities, and identities as workers. We know more about businessmen and women than about moneymaking girls.
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