Call for Papers: 2019 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel on “Intersectional Approaches to Activism and Social Equity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature”

Call for Papers: 2019 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel Children’s Literature Association Conference June 13-15, 2019 Indianapolis, Indiana Intersectional Approaches to Activism and Social Equity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature To what extent can children’s and young adult literature push readers to acknowledge and advocate for more democratic and egalitarian ways of existing … Continue reading Call for Papers: 2019 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel on “Intersectional Approaches to Activism and Social Equity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature”

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Structure and Development in Mark Haddon’s [The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time]

The publication history of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the God in the Night-Time (2003) is indeed very curious, mostly because it was deliberately marketed as both a children's book and an adult novel. This leads me to invoke a pressing issue among scholars and readers who are concerned with narratives of youth: is it possible, nowadays, … Continue reading Structure and Development in Mark Haddon’s [The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time]

Daniel Keyes’ [Flowers for Algernon] – On Disability, Animality, and Structure

I think I'll begin by stating that Flowers for Algernon is perhaps one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking books that I've read recently. In the narrative, Algernon is the name of a laboratory mouse who successfully underwent an operation to increase its intelligence. The main focus of the novel, however, is Charlie Gordon,  a man suffering … Continue reading Daniel Keyes’ [Flowers for Algernon] – On Disability, Animality, and Structure