Epistolary Children's and Young Adult Literature: NeMLA Toronto, April 30-May 3 2015

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Children's and Young Adult literature is replete with first-person narratives told through journals, letters, texts, blogs, etc., in order to create a sense of immediacy and the semblance of truth. This panel seeks to understand whether or not the epistolary strategies employed by Children's and Young Adult literature in fact does anything new or different compared to eighteenth-century epistolary narratives. How do we tell new stories differently when technology enables new kinds of correspondence? Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Robyn Schiffman at rls@fdu.edu by September 30, 2014.