Adolescent Apocalypses 11/1 (Conference 2/19-22)

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Shane Trayers/ SWPCA/ACA
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Adolescent literature has a history of representing controversial topics, revolving around death and alienation, and dealing with (arguably) the most difficult time in a person's life. Often adolescence feels like the end of the world. Recently, the apocalypse (and disaster) have been represented in adolescent literature and film more and more.

Examples of this include several recent publications: Collin's Hunger Games, Roth's Divergent series, and Crossan's Breathe. Of course, there are older ones as well including Lord of the Flies and even perhaps Harry Potter. There are many more.

This subpanel of the Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture area of the Southwest PCA/ACA conference looks to explore any aspect of adolescent and the end of the world.

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Abstracts are due by November 1st and should be submitted to the submission database found at