ChLA-Sponsored Sessions at the 2020 MLA Annual Convention

ChLA-Sponsored Sessions at the MLA 2020 Convention


January 9, 2020
3:30 PM–4:45 PM

Diverse Destinies: Envisioning Futures for Youth of Color

Presider: Kaylee Mootz, U of Connecticut, Storrs

  • “The Best of All Worlds: Empowered Multiracial Characters in Young Adult Speculative Fiction”
    Aleisha Smith, U of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • “Black Feminist Mythmaking and New Girlhood”
    Alvin Henry, St. Lawrence U

  • “Kin-Making in Laurence Yep’s Early Science Fiction”
    Kai Hang Cheang, Portland State University

January 10, 2020
5:15 PM–6:30 PM
Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children

Presiders: Nithya Sivashankar, Ohio State U, Columbus; Tharini Viswanath, Illinois State U

  • “Constructing Bicultural Identity through Comics and Cuisine: Quan Zhou Wu’s Gazpacho agridulce (‘Sweet and Sour Gazpacho’)”
    Jennifer Nagtegaal, U of British Columbia, Vancouver

  • “Out of Time: Aetotemporalities and Hawaiian Young Adult Literature”
    Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo, U of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

  • “‘[S]he No Longer Recognized [Her Hands] as Her Own’: Bodily Transformation as Resistance in Latinx Youth Literature”
    Cristina Rhodes, Shippensburg U

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