Conference - Urban Environments in Young Adult Literature panel (Nov. 13-16, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Britni Williams / MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
contact email: 

Cities have the ability to set standards, enforce conformity, and dispense punishment to those living in or around urban areas. This ability creates a distinct physical and psychological urban environment. This session will examine how city structures create urban environments and how they are represented in young adult literature. How do these cities act as a unit? How does young adult literature portray cities and their effects on the environment and characters? How do these urban environments affect character development? Papers might address topics such as the development of urban environments, the role of nature in urban environments, or the effects of urban environments on characters and development in young adult literature.

Please submit a 250-word abstract to Britni Williams at by June 15.

For more information about the MMLA conference and membership/registration requirements, please visit