from Alida Allison....
"OZ: THE BOOKS" is conference co-sponsored by The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (California State University, Fresno) and The International Wizard of Oz Club. It will take place May 14-16, 2010 at The Arne Nixon Center. Five SDSU graduate students have been invited to present papers at the conference:
Diana Ferrell: "The Bremen Musicians and Others in Oz"
Desi Sullivan: "L. Frank Baum and Harriet Beecher Stowe: Using Sentimentalism to Inspire a Female Audience"
Sean Printz: "Reconciling Lack: Masculinity in Oz"
NaToya L. Faughnder: “Bow to Her Gracious Presence: Utopia, Dystopia, and Oz"
Rebecca Hershberger-Howat: "Inside or Outside of Oz: Placing Baum’s The Woggle Bug Book Within the Oz Series"