“Connecting Cultures and Collectivity in Children’s Literature and Young Adult Literature”

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of cultures of collectivity. Considerations may be given to audience, race, technologies, body image, sexualities, disabilities, literacies, socioeconomics, immigration, rural/urban spaces, posthumanism, regionalism, and any other critical issues in children’s and young adult literature from any period and genre. Panel proposals are also welcome. The MMLA conference will take place in Milwaukee, WI November 4-8, 2020. Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent to Dr. Amberyl Malkovich at amalkovich@concord.edu by May 30, 2020. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title in your abstract.