Cultural Memory and Nation in Texts for and about Children

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L. Hutchison / PAMLA Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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PAMLA 2011 - Scripps College, Claremont, California
109th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
November 5-6, 2011
Presiding Officer: L. Hutchison, Metropolitan State College of Denver

This panel explores the movement between nationalism and cultural memory in a range of texts for or about young people, including fiction, poetry, films, comics, and political and/or educational documents. Areas of interest include the concern for and treatment of cultural memory as it is shaped, contested, forgotten, recovered, and (re)circulated, sometimes in opposition to dominant national narratives, for the benefit of young readers.

Deadline for abstracts: 25 March 2011.
Please propose your paper via PAMLA's Online Proposal system.