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 Mandala, Independent Scholar                      
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