CFP: Aging and the Young (3/1/06; MLA '06)

full name / name of organization: 
Leni Marshall
contact email: 
mars0264@umn.edu

CFP: Aging and the Young (3/1/06; MLA 12/27-12/30/06)

Aging and the Young: Representations of Old Age in Young Adult and
Children's Literature

What do storybooks teach children about getting old? How do
children's books and books for young adults construct lifetimes on a
personal and a social level? How do such books contribute to ageism,
age positivism, or a multiplicity of views? How could they do things
differently? How can and do books for pre-adults prepare people to
embrace the challenges of getting older throughout the life
cycle? Papers on all aspects of old age in children's and young
adult literature welcomed.

This will be a proposed special session for the 2006 MLA, which will
be held in Philadelphia, PA.

Please send one-page abstracts by 1 March 2006. Email submissions preferred.

Leni Marshall
mars0264_at_umn.edu
Department of English
University of Minnesota
207 Lind Hall, 207 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55055

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cfp categories: 
childrens_literature