CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood | cfp.english.upenn.edu
by Jessica C. Murphy
CFP: Call for submissions to the premier issue of Red Feather Journal, an online, international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of the child image.
Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child image and the conception of childhood, children’s material culture, children and politics, the child body, and any other observations of the child within local, national, and global contexts. The journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child image to further our understanding of the consumption, circulation, and representation of the child throughout the world’s visual mediums. The journal welcomes submissions that examine a broad range of media’s: children’s film, Hollywood and independent film, international film, Television, the Internet, Youtube, print resources, art, or any other visual medium that features the child image. Some sample topics include, but are certainly not limited to: studies of images of children of color; image of the child as commodity; images of children in Africa, Asia, Middle East, South America, etc.; political uses of the child image; children in film; children in advertising; visual adaptations of children’s literary works; child welfare images; images of children and/in war; or any other critical examination of the child image in a variety of visual mediums.
Red Feather Journal is published twice a year, in February and September, and adheres to the MLA citation system. Authors are welcome to submit articles in other citations systems, with the understanding that, upon acceptance, conversion to MLA is a condition of publication. Preferred article length between 10 and 40 pages.Interested contributor’s please submit the paper, an abstract, and a brief biography as attachments in Microsoft Word to firstname.lastname@example.orgDeadline for submissions for the premier issue is December 15th 2009.