Panel 9: Technology, Fantasy, and Escape in Young People’s Literature

Panel 9 (Room 158) 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Chair: Rick Gooding

Leanne Hooper, University of Roehampton
Travel, Teens, and Tethering: Exploring Cell Phone Use in Childhood Journeys in
Ostrich Boys and Unhooking the Moon

Phil Gough, Currently Unaffiliated
Ghost in the Machine: Displacement and Embodiment in Mary E. Pearson’s The
Adoration of Jenna Fox and The Fox Inheritance

Alethia Shih, University of California, Los Angeles
Lands Beyond Home: The Distance Between Child Protagonist and Reader in The
Phantom Tollbooth

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