[EDLING:1019] CFP: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri Sep 30 21:20:53 UTC 2005

> CFP: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/05; SW/TX
> PCA/ACA; 2/8/06-2/11/06)
> Abstract Deadline November 15, 2004
> Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 27th Annual
> Conference
> Albuquerque, NM  February 8-11, 2005
> Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
> 330 Tijeras
> Albuquerque, NM 87102
> Phone: 1.505.842.1234
> Fax: 1.505.766.6710
> For further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel,
> registration, tours, etc.) please visit the developing website:
> http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/
> Any aspect of Children's or Young Adult Literature (traditional or
> contemporary) and/or Children's/YA popular culture issues – television,
> comics, films, toys, music, gender role models, fashion – will be reviewed
> for acceptance.  Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word
> panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants for review
> to area chair by deadline of November 15, 2005.    Please include a short
> (100 word) bio listing previous and current research activities, but no full
> CVs needed.  (Please see topic ideas and two special panel requests below.)
> Interdisciplinary approaches and all scholarly fields are welcome.  Also, as
> this is a popular culture conference, presentations that depart from
> traditional reading of papers are highly encouraged and welcomed. 
> Presenters also need not have a university affiliation; we embrace all forms
> of experiential knowledge potential presenters might offer.  Graduate
> students are especially encouraged to submit proposals.
> Please see the Conference website for information on Graduate Student Paper
> Awards.
> Submit proposals to:
> Diana Dominguez
> Dept. of English & Communication 
> U. of Texas-Brownsville/Texas Southmost College
> 80 Fort Brown
> Brownsville, TX 78520
> Phone: 956.882.8853
> gypsyscholar at rgv.rr.com
> Electronic submissions highly preferred to the above e-mail address.  Please
> put "Popular Culture submission" in the subject line.  Please note: contact
> phone number has changed from poster and web site.
> Possible topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
> Gender and Toys
> Television and the Young Adult Market (series aimed at 'tweens and teens)
> The Growing Fantasy Young Adult Book Market (beyond Harry Potter)
> Children's Television Issues
> The Growing Appeal of Series Book Collections (for children, 'tweens, and
> teens)
> I would especially like to convene a panel that addresses the issue of
> Children's and Young Adult Literature as a Literary Research Field of its
> own, rather than tied to pedagogical aspects – this was an especially active
> discussion at last year's round table discussion panel, and several
> attendees expresses a desire to see a panel devoted to, for want of a better
> term, "the state of research in the Children's/Young Adult field."  Many
> universities house their Children's and/or Young Adult Literature courses in
> their Education colleges/schools/departments, which implies that these forms
> of literature can only be studied as a corollary of pedagogical issues and
> practices (their "worth" as teaching tools, in other words, rather than for
> their own literary merit).  This panel could be formed as a traditional
> presentation panel (3-4 presenters), or as a round table discussion format
> with several discussants/co-chairs who would present brief remarks about the
> issue, which would then be open for general audience conversation and
> discussion.  Please indicate your interest in participating in/attending
> such a panel, and your interest in serving as one of the
> discussants/co-chairs. 
> In addition, I'd like to convene a special panel in a "round table" format
> to discuss how we define Children's and Young Adult Literature, looking at
> both historical and contemporary aspects – this is a debatable issue: what
> constitutes Children's Literature; what constitutes Young Adult Literature. 
> Please indicate your interest in serving as a discussant on such a panel
> (this would be mean serving as a "co-chair" of sorts for the panel and would
> not preclude you from presenting a full paper/presentation on another
> Children's/YA Lit panel).  Discussants/co-chairs should prepare brief (5-7
> minutes) remarks that might include some research about or questions raised
> by the issue (this might include personal commentary about the issue).
> Any other topic related to children's and Young Adult literature, culture,
> and the intersection of these items with popular culture are welcome.
> See you in Albuquerque!
> Cheers,
> Diana Dominguez
> gypsyscholar at rgv.rr.com

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