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.

Young Adult Literature

Presiding Officer: 
Shanna Shadoan, Denver Public Library

Focusing on the liminal space between childhood and adulthood, the young adult literature genre offers critical insight into developmental tensions of youth, and our cultural values and preoccupations. Given the theme of “Familiar Spirits” for the conference, we invite all interested to submit papers exploring the uncanny, paranormal, and strange, as well as those that examine the familiar and ordinary as they are expressed in young adult literature today.  Discussions of the mysterious and speculative will be especially welcome, but papers on any aspect of YA are accepted.

Closed (not accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions

Topic Type: 
Special Session