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    Information on the Business Meeting of the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum at 2018 MLA Conference

    The meeting will be held Friday, January 5, from 1:45 to 3 pm in Madison 4 at the Sheraton New York Times Square.

    The open meeting will begin shortly after Session 298 is completed. The assigned room for the business meeting is snug, but…[Read more]

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    Children’s and Young Adult Literature Sessions at the 2018 MLA Conference

    18: Calling Dumbledore’s Army: Activist Children’s Literature

    Thursday, January 04, 2018, 12:00 PM – 01:15 PM. Hilton: Clinton

    Philip Nel, Kansas State U

    Agents of Change: Pupils, Parents, and Publishers Moving toward Enlightenment in Denma…[Read more]


Jan Susina is a professor of English at Illinois State University where he specializes in courses on children’s and adolescent literature, Victorian studies, and visual narratives.

His bookThe Place of Lewis Carroll in Children’s Literature (Routledge 2009, 2011), examines how the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland significantly changed not only literature for children but book publishing as well.

Interviews with Susina about children’s and adolescent literature and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in particular have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Huffington Post, Newsweek, and USA Today.

Susina has taught at Illinois State University, Kansas State University, Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and Indiana University-Bloomington.

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