Department of English

Prequels Roundtable: Children's Literature & E3W

Wed, March 19, 2014 | PAR 306

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Prequels Roundtable: Children's Literature & E3W

“When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of

childishness and the desire to be very grown up” - C.S. Lewis 

In anticipation of the 13th Annual Sequels Symposium, E3W invites you to embrace your own childishness and take a meaningful look at children’s and young adult literature. This interdisciplinary roundtable will feature discussions centered on the intersections between children’s and young adult literature, the politics of representation, and community engagement. The panel will comprise Dr. Domino Perez, a scholar of Chican@ literature, popular culture/film, and children’s/YA literature; Dr. Julia Mickenberg, co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Literature; Celia Holm, a children’s librarian for Austin Public Libraries; and Kendra Fortmeyer, a graduate student in Young Adult Studies and an aspiring YA author. These accomplished scholars and proponents of children’s literature will provide a variety of lenses through which to examine the place of children’s and young adult literature in academic inquiry, childhood development, and our own imaginations. The roundtable will take place from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19th, in Parlin 306.

The 13th Annual Sequels Symposium will take place April 10-11 at the University of Texas at Austin. Sequels, an annual symposium sponsored by the Ethnic and Third World Literatures specialization in the Department of English, hosts distinguished E3W graduates and honors their recently published books. This year's keynote speakers are Eve Dunbar (Dean of the Faculty & Associate Professor of English, Vassar College) and Kenneth Kidd (Chair, Department of English, University of Florida). 

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