I'm excited to travel to San Francisco in May for the American Literature Association conference where I will chair a session for the Children's Literature Society. The session, "Children on the Margin: Changelings, Vampires, and Werewolves," includes: SDSU's own Emily Thomas who will present "The Changeling and the Search for Identity: Abjection, Oppression and Otherness in Eloise McGraw's The Moorchild,” Kathleen B. Nigro from University of Missouri, St. Louis will present "No Enlightenment in Stephenie Meyer's Land of the Midnight Sun," and Jennifer Moskowitz of Morningside College will present “Weres or Vamps—What’s a Girl to Do?: The Homoerotic Triangle and the (Re)entrenched Nineteenth-Century Heroine in Adolescent Popular Vampire Fiction.”
This summer I'll curate the Gorey personal library here at SDSU and promote the journal International Research In Children's Literature. I'll continue to develop the Children's Literature Reading Room on the 4th floor of Love Library. And as always, I'll be writing short stories, hosting read and critique groups, and keeping track of the comings and goings of literary magazines. Best wishes to all for a great summer!