American Children’s and Young Adult Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Children's Literature Society/American Literature Association Conference
contact email: 
Dorothy Clark (Dorothy.g.clark@csun.edu), Linda Salem (salem.sdsu@gmail.com), and Kathleen Washburn (washburn@unm.edu)

The Children’s Literature Society and the Association for the Study of American Indian Literature invite abstracts (of about 250 words) for a panel on Native American children's and young adult literature. We welcome critical analysis and surveys about historical fiction, cultural stories of family and community, school stories, stories of fine arts and artists and performers, stories of important political figures, and transcriptions of oral histories. Papers may address representations of Native communities in text and image, Native-authored texts, and broader trends in American children’s and young adult literature. This panel will contribute to the critical review and analysis of works of Native American children's and young adult literature and will be an important contribution to the study of American children's literature.

Please include academic rank and affiliation and AV requests
Please send abstracts or proposals by Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Conference details may be found at the American Literature Association web
site: www.americanliterature.org

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
ethnicity_and_national_identity