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