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University of Pittsburgh
Department of English
Assistant Professor in Global/Transnational Children's Literature and Childhood Studies


Co-Director of the Children's Literature Society

For over two decades the Children's Literature Society has brought together scholars of children's literature research to develop panel presentations on timely themes. This scholarly society seeks a co-director to help organize the Society's panels for the Annual Meeting of the American Literature Association. Together, the co-directors identify a theme, develop a call for papers, evaluate submissions, assemble a panel and discussants, and work with ALA to secure a room where panelists present. The co-directors attend and oversee the smooth delivery of the panel or panels. In the past, panels have led to publications. This annual meeting takes place on Memorial Day weekend, usually in either Chicago, Boston (in 2023), or San Francisco.

Ideally, the co-director would serve in this capacity for the conference when it takes place in Boston. Please contact Linda Salem at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> for more information.