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264. Self-Destruction in Children's and Young-Adult Literature

Friday, 6 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 615, WSCC

Program arranged by the Division on Children's Literature

Presiding: Melanie Goss, Illinois State Univ.

1. "Resistant Rituals: Self-Mutilation and the Female Adolescent Body in Children's and Young-Adult Literature," Cheryl Cowdy, York Univ.

2. "The Power of the Wound: Manifesting Trauma and Self-Destruction in Young-Adult Fantasy Novels," Balaka Basu, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

3. "Self-Reconstruction: Youth Agency and the New Reality of Young-Adult Problem Novels," Robert Bittner, Univ. of British Columbia

4. "The Final Girl Survives: Adolescent Self-Destruction in Teen Horror," Christopher William McGee, Longwood Univ.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Children's Literature

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