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Friday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 303, JW Marriott

Children’s Literature Scholarship and Its Publics

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Program arranged by the forum GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Presiding: Philip Nel, Kansas State Univ.

Speakers: Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things before Breakfast; Marah Gubar, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.; Don Tate, Author-Artist; Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Because children’s literature is so popular, and children’s literature studies is an interdisciplinary field, scholars of young people’s literature have always addressed multiple publics—work continued today through social media. What are the risks and rewards of this more expansive, inclusive kind of work? Who does it? How is it valued? Should it be valued more, and—if so—why?

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