The academic interest in children's literature has been growing in popularity. Why do these stories interest a young audience as well as adults? Why are new versions of old stories still interesting? Is the story itself compelling, or are readers fascinated with the aspect of the child itself? This session will focus on children's literature as well as literature about children. Papers may range from any time period and genre (young adult, picture book, folk, film, etc.)
Topics prospective panelists may wish to address include, but are not limited to the following:
Marketing of children's literature
Depictions of the changing child body
The dynamic between the adult/child relationship
Visual and literary worlds of childhood
Submit a proposal of 300-500 words to PAMLA's Online Proposal System (http://www.pamla.org) explaining your project pertaining to the realm of children's literature.
The 2013 PAMLA conference will be held at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, California, on November 1-3, 2013.
Please direct any questions to Lauren Benard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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