This year's PAMLA conference at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii (November 13-14) includes a panel on Young Adult literature.
“Exploration” can be broadly interpreted and include both explorations/assessments of the YA genre as well as analyses of exploration within YA narratives. From developmental explorations of identity, sexuality, relationships, drugs, or community to explorations of other worlds (fantasy), new cultures (migration literature), or travel narratives, this panel will look broadly at current discourses in YA literatures.
In order to propose a paper, a paper title, an approximately 500-word proposal, and an approximately 40-word abstract should be submitted online at: http://www.pamla.org/2010/proposals by April 5, 2010 (you will first have to register--proposals submitted before the deadline are most welcome).
Please see http://www.pamla.org/2010/cfp-guidelines for further conference instructions and important dates. Specific questions regarding this YA panel may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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