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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
    Presider

    Philip Nel, Kansas State U
    Presentations

    Agents of Change: Pupils, Parents, and Publishers Moving toward Enlightenment in Denmark, 1780–1850, Charlotte Appel and Nina Christensen, Aarhus U
    Guiding White Tears: Looking to Abolitionist Children’s Literature, Brigitte Fielder, U of Wisconsin, Madison
    Brujas, Revolutionaries, and Warriors: The Emergence of Radical Queerness in Contemporary Youth Literature, Angel Daniel Matos, San Diego State U
    Harry Potter and the Nazis: Myth, Text, Social Change, Ika Willis, U of Wollongong
    Session Information

    Forum: GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature
    Program: Forum Sessions
    Subject: Genre, Theory, Method – Children’s Literature, British Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century
    Day: Thursday, January 04, 2018
    Related to the Presidential Theme: Yes
    Keywords

    children’s literature, activism, resistance, history, Trumpism
    190: Radical Sisterhood in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

    Thursday, January 04, 2018, 07:00 PM – 08:15 PM. Sheraton: Sugar Hill
    Presiders

    Deirdre H. McMahon, Drexel U
    Mary Jeanette Moran, Illinois State U
    Presentations

    Sisterhood, Motherhood, and the Personal as Political in Rita Williams-Garcia’s One Crazy Summer, Michelle Holley Martin, U of Washington, Seattle
    ‘Fierce Foursome’: Making Familia from Scratch in Rigoberto González’s The Mariposa Club, Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez, LaGuardia Community C, City U of New York
    ‘Wait a Little While and the Fruit Will Fall into Your Hand’: Empathetic Reading in Esperanza Rising, Caren Town, Georgia Southern U
    Session Information

    Program: Special Sessions
    Subject: Genre, Theory, Method – Children’s Literature
    Day: Thursday, January 04, 2018
    Keywords

    Children’s literature, Social justice, Intersectionality, Empathy, Feminist theory
    298: 4H: History, Hamilton, and Hip-Hop in High School

    Friday, January 05, 2018, 12:00 PM – 01:15 PM. Sheraton: Empire Ballroom West
    Presider

    Jan Christopher Susina, Illinois State U
    Presentations

    History in Three Minutes: Interrogating the Uses of Billy Joel’s List Song, Jennifer A. Low, Florida Atlantic U
    21: The Story of Roberto Clemente: Teaching History through Graphic Biography, Joshua Adams, DePaul U
    ‘Freedom’ in History: Teaching Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar’s BET Performance, Bethany Jacobs, Georgia Inst. of Tech.
    Resignifying the Body of History: Hamilton and Hybrid, Subaltern Forms, Sandra K. Stanley, California State U, Northridge
    Session Information

    Forum: GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature
    Program: Forum Sessions
    Subject: American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century
    Day: Friday, January 05, 2018
    Keywords

    young adult literature, history, nonfiction, performance, music
    Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum: Business Meeting

    Friday, January 05, 2018, 01:45 PM – 03:00 PM. Sheraton New York Times Square: Madison 4
    413: Narrating Vulnerability: Re-seeing Asian American Children’s and Young Adult Literature

    Friday, January 05, 2018, 05:15 PM – 06:30 PM. Sheraton: Chelsea
    Presider

    James Kyung-Jin Lee, U of California, Irvine
    Presentations

    Restaging the Superhero Spectacle: Shame and Performative Pedagogy in Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s Shadow Hero, Kai Hang Cheang, U of California, Riverside
    Goyangi Means Cat and the Precarity of Transnational and Transracial Adoptive Citizenship, Sandra Kim, U of Southern California
    Reading Vulnerability: Young Adulthood in Cynthia Kadohata’s Kira-Kira, Mika Kennedy, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Session Information

    Forum: LLC Asian American
    Program: Forum Sessions
    Subject: American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century
    Day: Friday, January 05, 2018
    Related to the Presidential Theme: Yes
    Keywords

    Asian American Literature, Children’s/Young Adult Literature, Politics/Aesthetics, Transnationalism, Environmentalism
    543: The Rise of Latinx Literature for Youth

    Saturday, January 06, 2018, 12:00 PM – 01:15 PM. Hilton: Hudson
    Presider

    Marilisa Jiménez García, Lehigh U
    Presentations

    Navigating the Borderlands: Childhood and the Power of the Mestiza Consciousness in Gloria Anzaldúa’s Bilingual Picture Books, Cristina Rhodes, Texas A&M U, Commerce
    Learning Unbounded: Emancipatory Education in Latinx Young Adult Fiction, Ashley Perez, Ohio State U, Columbus
    Conocimiento Narratives: (Re)Imagining the Künstlerroman for Latina Girls, Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez, LaGuardia Community C, City U of New York
    Session Information

    Allied Organization: Children’s Literature Association
    Program: Allied Organizations
    Subject: Genre, Theory, Method – Children’s Literature
    Day: Saturday, January 06, 2018
    Keywords

    children’s literature, latinx literature, latino/a literature, ethnic studies, young adult literature
    618: From Gotham to Camazotz: Madeleine L’Engle at One Hundred and New York City

    Saturday, January 06, 2018, 01:45 PM – 03:00 PM. Sheraton: Bowery
    Presider

    Michelle Ann Abate, Ohio State U, Columbus
    Presentations

    Actualizing Camazotz in New York City, Heidi A. Lawrence, U of Glasgow
    When You Wrinkle Time: The ‘Expanding Universe’ of Madeleine L’Engle in Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me, Susan Strayer, Ohio State U, Columbus
    A Butterfly in the City: Interrelational Musical Identity in The Young Unicorns and A Severed Wasp, Mary Jeanette Moran, Illinois State U
    Session Information

    Program: Special Sessions
    Subject: Genre, Theory, Method – Children’s Literature
    Day: Saturday, January 06, 2018
    Keywords

    Madeleine L’Engle, children’s literature, science fiction, author centennial, New York City
    625: Queer Futurities in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

    Saturday, January 06, 2018, 03:30 PM – 04:45 PM. Sheraton: Central Park West
    Presider

    Angel Daniel Matos, San Diego State U
    Presentations

    The Ethics of Queer Futurity, Gabrielle Owen, U of Nebraska, Lincoln
    ‘Read Up on Your Future’s History’: Futurity through Bisexuality in Young Adult Novels, Christine N. Stamper, Ohio State U, Columbus
    ‘We’ll Always Come Here for the Summer, Right?’: The Queer Geographies of This One Summer, Katharine Slater, Rowan U
    Out of History: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, the Reclamation of a Lost Past, and Queer Retrosity, Michelle Ann Abate, Ohio State U, Columbus
    Session Information

    Forum: GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature
    Program: Forum Sessions
    Subject: American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century
    Day: Saturday, January 06, 2018
    Related to the Presidential Theme: Yes
    Keywords

    queer, temporality, sexuality, childhood, adolescence