Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture (SWPACA)

Страна: США

Город: Albuquerque

Тезисы до: 01.11.2018

Даты: 20.02.19 — 23.02.19

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Организаторы: Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit

Panels are now being formed in the Children’s / Young Adult Literature and Culture area. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract.

This area covers a wide variety of possible mediums: traditional book/literature culture, but also comics, graphic novels, film, television, music, video games, toys, internet environment, fan fiction, advertising, and marketing tie-ins to books and films, just to name a few.  Proposals on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre topics are welcome.  Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome, as are presentations that go beyond the traditional scholarly paper format.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

    Diversity in Children’s and YA literature (gender, race/ethnicity, disability, body image, sexual identity)
    Use of innovative or “novel” formats for both children’s and YA literature
    The next “big” thing in children’s and YA literature
    Film adaptation issues
    Historical approaches to children’s and YA literature and culture
    New readings of children’s and YA literature and culture
    Re-imaginings of myth, fairy tale, and other traditional stories
    Explorations of specific authors in the children’s and YA areas
    Fan fiction and fan followings of books, films, and authors
    Beyond books and films
    Awards for children’s and YA literature (issues and controversies)

Proposals on other topics related to Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture will be read with interest.

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