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Sarah Hentges, ‘Girls on fire: political empowerment in young adult dystopia ‘

More ideas to add to the debate around YA dystopias which I’ve posted about recently. In this article, Sarah Hentges argues that images of young women in these currently very popular novels and films are positive and ’empowering’. She also … Continue reading

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Value and Ideology in YA Fiction

When studying popular culture (that created for younger people in particular), the question of value inevitably appears. YA fiction is often seen as not worthy of serious regard, particularly if it’s ‘genre’ fiction such as paranormal romance (gritty realism is … Continue reading

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CFP: Wonderlands: Reading/Writing/Telling Fairy Tales and Fantasy, 23 May 2015, University of Chichester

Apologies for the late posting of this CFP for the postgraduate symposium at the University of Chichester–the deadline is 31 January 2015, so anyone interested (and I can’t see why they wouldn’t be!) will have to hurry. Timed to coincide … Continue reading

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CFP for A Second New Edited Collection (Memory in Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Tales)

Heather Urbanski is seeking articles for a collection on post-apocalyptic and dystopian narratives–a mode that has come into the forefront recently in YA fiction, where it has also encountered paranormal romance. Generously, Urbanski is seeking work from ‘under-represented groups’ and … Continue reading

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CFP: Brave New Worlds: The Dystopia in Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Newcastle University, 29 April 2015

Not strictly Gothic, but there’s space to contribute something to this conference, I think: Brave New Worlds: The Dystopia in Modern and Contemporary Fiction The modes of the Gothic and the dystopian often interact, especially in recent YA fiction, where, … Continue reading

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CFP: Monstrous Geographies, Lisbon, 22-24 March 2015

This inter- and multidisciplinary conference focuses on the relationship between the monstrous and the geographic. We welcome proposals by academics, teachers, independent researchers, students, artists, NGOs and anyone interested in manifestations of monstrosity in space.

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