112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

This page is about the 2014 conference. For 2015 conference info, go to PAMLA 2015.

Exhuming Youth: Eternal Childhood and the Victorian Gothic

Tyler Michael Dean, University of California, Irvine

Focusing on two examples of eternal childhood, Bleak House's Harold Skimpole and Peter and Wendy's Peter Pan, the paper examines the relationship between the eternal child and the Gothic villain, questioning the traditionally queer valence of the eternal child and redefining it as a non-liminal creature, which manifests through hostile self-assertion.

Proposal: 

Available upon request.