Presentation at SAMLA 11/5


I will be presenting at SAMLA 2017 on Sunday, November 1!


11-21 Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Literature
Piedmont 5
Chair: Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Georgia Institute of Technology


  •  Rachel Dean-Ruzicka,
    Georgia Institute of Technology (
    “Say Something Once, Why Say it Again?” The Prolifera on of Psychics and Psychos in Young Adult Literature
  • Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Genre Conventions of YA Dystopian Trilogies
  • Ya’ara Notea, Beit Berl College (
    Reimagining Forma on: The Female Bildungsroman’s Comeback in the 21st Century
  •  Jeremy Johnston, University of Western Ontario (
    Purging the Silence: Young Adult Literature and the Discourse of Mental Health

SAMLA_Presentation_2017 (downloadable)

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Special thanks to Rachel Dean-Ruzicka for organizing the panel!