Wednesday, 30 December
716. Teenaged Monsters
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 307, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Children’s Literature Association
Presiding: June Pulliam, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge
1. “The Comfort of Fangs: The Perception of the Vampire Family and Its Connection to the Vampiric Essence of Adolescents,” Vicky Gilpin, Richland Community Coll., IL
2. “Michael Myers Has Some Issues: Recontextualizing the Adolescent Monster in Halloween (1974, 2007),” John Fried, Duquesne Univ.
3. “Witches and Bitches: Gender and Agency in Young-Adult Narratives about Teen Witches,” June Pulliam