CFP: Young Adult Literature Panel for PAMLA 2013

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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PAMLA 2013 Annual Conference - November 1-3, 2013 in San Diego, CA

Proposal Deadline: May 12th, 2013

YA Literature Panel CFP:

Young Adult literature has been growing in popularity with readers and scholars. Why do these stories interest a young audience as well as adults? Why are new versions of old stories still interesting? This session will focus on Young Adult literature as well as literature about young adults. Submit a title, an abstract of approximately 40 words, and a proposal of 300-500 words explaining your project pertaining to the realm of Young Adult literature. Proposals must be uploaded via the online proposal submission form ( by May 12th, 2013. Papers can range from any time period and genre (novel, short stories, film, etc).

Topics prospective panelists may wish to include, but are not limited to, the following:

Influences on identity formation
Marketing of YA literature
Depictions of the young adult body
Trauma and violence
Dystopian YA novels
Family relations
Young adults relationship with media and technology
Aesthetics in YA literature

Questions may be directed to Megan Parry at, but all proposals must be submitted directly to the PAMLA website.