Panel 4: Queer Themes in Children’s and YA Texts

Panel 4 (Room 156) 12:45 – 1:45 P.M.
Chair: Rob Bittner

Thaddeus Andracki, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Here’s to Overcoming Our Parents’ Dreams for Us”: Gendered Racializations and
“Deviance” in Two Young Adult LGBT Novels

Robert Bittner, University of British Columbia
“Why Can’t I Wear a Dress?”: Perceived Homosexuality and Non-Normative Gender
Performances in Books for Children

Hannah Dyer, University of Toronto/OISE
Queer Desire, ‘Growing-up’ and ‘Becoming’: On Alain Berliner’s Ma Vie en Rose (My
Life in Pink)

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