Saturday, 29 December
459. Japanese Kawaii (Cute) Children’s Culture, 1995–Now
10:15–11:30 a.m., Missouri, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Division on Children’s Literature
Presiding: Jaimy Mann, Univ. of Florida
1. “Fucking Innocence,” Katie Strode, Los Angeles, CA; Joseph Terry Thomas, Jr., San Diego State Univ.
2. “Imag(in)ing Kawaii Gayness: Nakamaishiki and Queer Communities in Antique,” Ming Hung Alex Tu, Tamkang Univ.
3. “Hello Kitty at Home,” Colleen Ammerman, Univ. of Chicago