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February 17, 2022

Environmental Justice in Young People’s Literature, MLA 2023 Panel Call

Environmental Justice in Young People’s Literature Guaranteed session, MLA Genre Studies/GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum

Moderators: Nathalie op de Beeck (Pacific Lutheran University) Clare Echterling (Caldwell University)

Scholarship on young people’s literature has begun to address environmental studies at the same time children’s literature and publishing have seen progress toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Lion and the Unicorn 45.2 (April 2021) recently published a special issue on “Children’s Literature and Climate Change,” co-edited by Marek Oziewicz and Lara Saguisag, examining decolonial strategies, queer studies, ableism, ...

LA River Storytelling Project Awarded California Humanities Grant

Char Miller, director of environmental analysis and the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History, is the principal investigator of a two-year project entitled “The People’s Archive: Los Angeles River Narratives, Counternarratives and Conversations.” This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and was awarded a $19,998 grant in December 2021.

Char Miller

“This is an extraordinary opportunity to capture the biotic and human stories about the region’s iconic river ...