Saturday, November 21, 2009

Alums in Frisco at PAMLA, Hawaii in 2010?

from Kassie Clark . . . SDSU Children's Literature Alum were well represented at this year's 2009 PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) conference in San Francisco this November. Kim Kennelly, now lecturing at San Diego Miramar College and making occasional appearances at SDSU in various capacities, presented a paper on villainous characters in Children's Literature. Her paper entitled, "Putting the Bad Guy in His Place: categorizing Villainy in Children's Literature" was well received and generated extensive discussion and enthusiasm. Kassie Clark, now pursuing her doctorate in English at The University of Texas at Austin presented her paper, entitled "Debunking the Femi-Nazi Mystique: Generational Feminisms in Coraline" for the newly formed panel on Film Studies.

The 2010 PAMLA conference will be held in Hawai'i at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai'i on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14. Special session deadlines are December 15th. Contact Craig Svonkin, PAMLA Executive Director, with any questions: .

1 comment:

  1. I was there for Kassie's paper, and it was fabulous. Unfortunately, I missed hearing Kim's paper. For the Hawaii conference this year, we have four sessions on some aspect of Children's or YA literature scheduled, including one presided over by Jerry Griswold, and many, many sessions on all sorts of other interesting scholarly topics. If you are interested in joining us in Hawaii, think about proposing a paper. To do so, visit the PAMLA website: . Best, Craig Svonkin