Submitting Abstracts

Abstract submissions are now closed. 

Here you can submit abstracts to the REIYL Conference 2019: Transatlantic Conversations in Research on Inclusive Youth Literature. Please read all instructions carefully throughout the submissions process. You will be asked to select a theme for your abstracts; please choose the theme that most closely relates to your topic. The submission deadline is 8 January.

Please note that submissions should be made the same time that your account is created; closing the page before completing a full submission may result in an error message when you attempt to log in again. If any questions or issues, please email us at 

The themes are: 

  • Social media activism
  • Interdisciplinary engagement
  • Destabilizing concept of Western canon as “mainstream” /representations outside Western canon
  • Engagement with other media forums (theatre, filmmaking etc.)
  • Intersectional identities (selecting one of the following):
    • race
    • gender
    • sexuality
    • religion
    • disability
    • optional: write in your own category
  • Data collection
  • Critical approaches to youth literature

If you have any questions about the content of your abstract, or experience difficulties when trying to make your submission, please let us know at

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