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Virtual Sesssion - Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (2/28/2021; PCA 6/2-5/2021) (Popular Culture Association)

Organization: Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
Event: Popular Culture Association
Categories: Postcolonial, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, British, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2021-06-02 to 2021-06-05 Abstract Due: 2021-02-28

Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (virtual session)

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association for the Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Session planned for the 2021 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association, virtual event, 2-5 June 2021


Monsters seem to be everywhere growing up, but it is only recently that studies have explored their appeal and impact on the development of children and young adults. In this session, we hope to continue this work by exploring the following themes: our need for monsters as children and/or young adults, the ways monsters of children’s and young adult literature/culture have changed over time, and how these monsters have shaped us as we grow. Proposals on monsters and texts from any period or medium will be considered as long as they relate to children’s and young adult literature and culture.

Address any inquiries about the panel to the Monsters & the Monstrous Area Chair at Popular.Preternaturaliana@gmail.com.


Membership in the Popular Culture Association (a.k.a. PCA) will be required to present as will a registration fee. Further details and submission instructions at https://pcaaca.org/conference/submitting-paper-proposal-pca-conference. Membership starts at $50, while this year’s registration rate has been reduced to $95.

Please submit your proposals into the PCA database for review (select the Children’s and YA Literature and Culture Area). Submissions should be made by 28 February 2021.





Michael Torregrossa