- picture books and illustration
- graphic novels for young readers
- Jerry Griswold’s notion in Feeling Like a Kid of “aliveness” as a key feature in texts for young readers: toys coming to life, anthropomorphized animals, etc.
- Comics and cartoons for young people
- critical practice as an animating act, bringing historically neglected authors and texts to the attention of current readers
- birth, aging, and the life cycle
- Animation from the standpoint of science and technology: in the form of machinery, mechanics, and energy in books for young readers
- Shape shifting and morphing
- children’s media: film, cartoons, television, video games
- the animation of texts that occurs in classroom settings through activities like read-alouds
- electronic books and digital storytelling
- children’s and YA literature in performance: stage plays, musicals, book trailers, etc.
The 2016 Francelia Butler lecture, "Children's Comics, Past and Present," will be co-presented by:
For more information:Contact: Association Manager