Thursday, 8 August 2019 

Venue: Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick St, Glasgow G1 1TF

4:00-5:00 pm Registration (When registering, please confirm whether you will attend the final keynote at Glasgow Women's Library)

5:15-5:30 Conference Welcome 

5:30-7:00 Opening Keynote with Melanie Ramdarshan Bold, Darren Chetty, and Farrah Serroukh

New Venue: Glasgow City Chambers, 82 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU

7:15-8:15 Opening Wine Reception at Glasgow City Chambers 

Friday, 9 August 2019

Venue: Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick St, Glasgow G1 1TF

8:30-9:30 am Registration (Tea/Coffee/Pastries from 8:45) (When registering, please confirm whether you will attend the final keynote at Glasgow Women's Library)

9:15-9:25 Welcome / Announcements / Schedule 

9:30-10:30 Panel Session 1

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Panel Session 2

12:00-1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30-2:30 Panel Session 3

2:30-3:00 Intermission for conference book shop (provided by Lighthouse Radical Bookshop) and comfort break

3:00-4:00 Panel Session 4

4:00-4:15 Tea Break

4:20-5:30 Plenary Session with Dean Atta, Yasmin Rahman, Alexandra Sheppard, and Parinita Shetty

5:30-6:30 Book signings

Saturday, 10 August 2019 

Venue: Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick St, Glasgow G1 1TF

8:45 -9:15 am Tea/Coffee/Pastries

9:15-10:30 Panel Session 5

10:30-10:40 Break 

10:45-11:15 REIYL Talk: What’s next?

BREAK (We suggest using this time to check out of your hotel rooms and to have lunch before the closing event begins at 1:00 pm.)

New Venue: Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy St, Glasgow G40 1BP (Rideshares will leave from the SYT at 12:30 and 12:45. This event is open to the public and is jointly and generously advertised by the Glasgow Women’s Library. Attendance must be confirmed at the beginning of the conference during registration.)

1:00-3:00 pm Closing Keynote Conversation with Breanna McDaniel and Melanie Ramdarshan Bold at the Glasgow Women’s Library (book signing to follow)


Session 1

The Case of the Stolen Treasure: The Museum in Contemporary British Children’s Books Aishwarya Subramanian, Independent Scholar
New British Histories: The Institute of Race Relations and Anti-Racist Children's History Books Karen Sands-O'Connor, SUNY Buffalo State College
We Need Diverse Names in YA Fiction Ikram Belaid, University College London


Session 2

"Rise Up": #Hamilkids, Children's Rights, and the Politics of Empathy Karin Westman, Kansas State University
Inclusion and Diversity in Online Fan Communities Parinita Shetty, University of Leeds
From Margin to Center: Moving from Afrofuturism to a Womanist Imagination Stephanie Toliver, The University of Georgia
Speculative Worlds of Color Jewel Davis, Appalachian State University


Session 3

A (Fictional) History of Dyslexia: Creating Inclusive Literature with Narrative Prosthesis in Margarita Engle and Caroline Starr Rose’s Historical Fiction for Children Elizabeth Leung, University of British Columbia         
Unbalancing Crip Tropes in Speculative Texts – Legend of Korra, The Dragon Prince, and the Social Model of Disability Kit Kavanagh-Ryan, Deakin University
Young Readers' Responses to the Representation of Disability in El Deafo Anna Purkiss, University of Cambridge


Session 4

Comme un million de papillons noirs by Laura Nsafou: Or the Role of Social Networks in the Emergence of a Discussion about Inclusive Children’s and Youth Literature in France Élodie Malanda,Université Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle 
The Visualization of the Chinese Youth Literature in the 21st Century Shushu Li, University of Glasgow
A Small Step for a Small Person? Scripts of Migration and “Rehoming” in Contemporary Dutch-Language Picture Books Sara Van Den Bossche, Tilburg University


Session 5

Country, ecofeminism, and more-than-human identity in Ambelin Kwaymullina’s The Tribe sequence Nicole Kennedy, University of Newcastle, Australia
Being Aromantic and the Romance Plot in Young-Adult Fiction Patricia Kennon, Maynooth University, Ireland
Resisting the Obviousness of Straightness: Family Model Variation in Picturebooks Rachel Skrlac Lo, Villanova University