Sensing Poverty: Visions of Vulnerable Children @PAMLA 2017
Sensing Poverty: Visions of Vulnerable Children
All papers considering representations of impoverished children within fiction or film
will be considered for this panel. Topics relating to the conference theme of sight, visuality, visibility,
and ways of seeing are especially encouraged.
Representations of poverty and childhood within novels, comics, or films will be the subject of this
proposed panel. Topics relating to the conference theme of sight, visuality, visibility, and ways of seeing
are especially encouraged. Proposed papers may consider the experience of poverty (hunger, disease,
violence) for children; the use of language to create imagery and inspire empathy; interconnections with
political systems or environments; inter- or extra-generational relationships that children may have with
working-class individuals; and/or the ways in which poverty is resisted/embraced/ignored. How do
impoverished children function as social agents? What message does the author seek to instill in the
reader? How does the child see or interpret class as a form of identity?
Panel proposal for the 2017 PAMLA Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017 Individuals should submit a 250-350 (maximum) word abstract—including the texts to be considered—as well as a brief bio and A/V requirements by June 22nd to firstname.lastname@example.org.