Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Conference, San Diego, CA, November 1-3, 2013)

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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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
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 (