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Thursday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 406, JW Marriott

The Anxious Publics of Literature for Young People

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Program arranged by the forum GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Presiding: Derritt Mason, Univ. of Alberta

1. “Against the Assumption of Guilty Pleasure: Excavating Adult Readers’ Ethically Engaged Encounters with YA Fiction,” Ashley Pérez, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

2. “Growth, Freedom, and Anxiety: The Displacement of Education in Contemporary School Stories for Young People,” David Aitchison, North Central Coll.

3. “Young Readers, Young Heroes, and Dime Novel Hysteria,” Martin Woodside, Rutgers Univ., Camden

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