Conference 2012


  ChALC Presents:

"The Power of Three: Children's Literature in English, Education and Library Science"

A Biennial Conference

Sponsored by the Children's and Adolescent Literature Community and the Department of English

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Time: 8:30am-2:30pm

Location: Alumni Center, K-State.

Cost: Free with registration; registrants can attend all or just part of the conference. Students in the College of Education can receive professional development credit for attending its events.


9:00-9:50am - Panel 1: Education
  “Turning the Page in the Digital Age: The Changing Nature of Children’s Books"
  Dr. Lotta Larson, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  Unfortunately, Dr. Larson will not be able to join us as planned. Instead...
  "'My Project Won't Fit in Your Mailbox': Using Creative Projects to Foster Greater Engagement with Literature for Adolescents"
  Dr. Anne Phillips, Associate Professor, Department of English, and ENGL 545 students Ashley Preston, Autumn VanLeeuwen, and Maggie Kuhlman

10:00-10:50am - Panel 2: Library Science
  "What’s Popular, What’s Next, What’s What:  Books for Children and Teens"
  Janene Hill, Young Adult Librarian, Manhattan Public Library

11:00-11:50am - Plenary Lecture

Young Adult novelist Elizabeth Bunce, author of ALA Best Book A Curse Dark as Gold, Star Crossed, and Liar’s Moon

12:00pm - Break for lunch


1:30-2:20pm - Panel 3: English

A panel of three English graduate students will present papers

  • Charlene Edwards, "Big 'D' and Little 'd': Depictions of Deaf Characters in Children's Literature"
  • Jenna Brack, "'A Baby of Her Own': Laura's Sisterly Desire for the Indian Baby"
  • Shaun Baker, "Finding the Uncanny in the X-Men: Freud, McCloud, Lee, and Kirby"

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