PAMLA 2023 Panel: Young Adult Literature and Culture (in-Person panel)

deadline for submissions: 
August 7, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Melanie A. Marotta / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2023 Conference)
contact email: 

This session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of Young Adult literature and/or culture. The panel is particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Shifting Perspectives.” How do changing perspectives on adolescence and young adults impact YA literature and/or culture? As the conference occurs in Portland, in an environmentally aware space, presentations about YA and environmental impact are important. Further, presentations that examine diverse voices (ie. LGBT2S, BIPOC, disability studies, etc.) in media are encouraged. This panel welcomes submissions about young adult literature, film, television, gaming, etc. Feel free to submit an abstract pertaining to the conference theme or otherwise. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Please submit your abstract via the PAMLA submission portal:

Please see the PAMLA site for more information about the conference and the theme:

The PAMLA 2023 conference is in person in Portland, Oregon, on October 26-29.

Extended deadline: August 7 or until the panel fills.