Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Reminder: Paper Proposals for PAMLA Children's Literature Panel Due April 15

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference will be held in San Diego this year, from November 1-3, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel. Below is the CFP for the children's literature panel, chaired by SDSU graduate student Lauren Benard.
Children's Literature Panel
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Contact email:
Proposal deadline: April 15, 2013

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 can range from any time period and genre (young adult, picture book, folk, film, etc.) Submit a proposal of 300-500 words explaining your project pertaining to the realm of children's literature.

Topics prospective panelists may wish to address include but are not limited to the following:
  • Marketing of children's literature
  • Intended audience
  • Depictions of the changing child body
  • The dynamic between the adult/child relationship
  • Trauma
  • Gender
  • Creativity
  • Family relations
  • Visual and literary worlds of childhood
Proposals should be submitted to PAMLA's online proposal system ( by April 15, 2013.

Direct any questions to Lauren Benard (

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