CFP: Young Adult Literature and Blood (11/1/07; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Miskec
contact email: 
jennifer.miskec@cnu.edu

CFP - Essay Collection: Critical Perspectives on YA Literature, Culture, and
Blood

At the intersection of a number of YA texts is blood. Naturally or
supernaturally, self-inflicted or due to trauma, literally and
metaphorically, teen blood is shed in a variety of ways and for a variety of
purposes in stories written for a teen audience. We are seeking articles
for a proposed collection that connect with their consideration of teen
blood in YA literature and culture. We are especially interested in
critical examinations of contemporary YA texts and genres that have yet to
receive much critical attention.

Various critical and theoretical approaches and methodologies are welcome.
We hope to receive abstracts outlining scholarship directly related to
topics such as vampires, werewolves, teen fairy tales, trauma, violence,
sex, menstruation, and self-mutilation in contemporary YA literature and
culture.

Email a detailed 2-page proposal, working bibliography, and CV to:

Jennifer Miskec
jennifer.miskec_at_cnu.edu

and

Chris McGee
mcgeecw_at_longwood.edu

Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2007

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond