Social Issues in Children's and YA Literature

deadline for submissions: 
December 16, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Children's Literature Graduate Organization, UNC Charlotte

The CLGO of UNC Charlotte is hosting a colloquium on February 4th, 2017, exploring public and professional dialogues regarding social issues in the field of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. We welcome scholarly and creative original papers, readings, and presentations that examine the ways in which social issues operate within texts as well as how these topics are taught, interpreted, and adapted. As an interdisciplinary organization, we hope to include multiple approaches to these topics, from a wide variety of disciplines.

These topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultural diversity
  • Racism, sexism, or xenophobia
  • Sexuality or gender
  • Stereotypes
  • Queer theory
  • Representations of disability

Cultural constructions of social “norms”

Please send abstracts of 250 – 300 words along with your name, institutional affiliation, and field of study to by December 16, 2016. Presenters will be notified within two weeks of the deadline. Please include the title of your abstract in your submission.