About the event

What is the relationship between Young Adult literature and popular culture? Are YA dystopias high-minded attempts to educate the young or simply bids to cash in on a formula for commercial success? Where do these dystopias fall on the ideological spectrum? Join co-editors Balaka Basu, Katherine R. Broad, and Carrie Hintz for a panel discussion with Emily Lauer, Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk Community College, and Angela Craft, book blogger and Marketing and Publicity Manager of Diversion Books, as they launch their new book, Contemporary Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers (Routledge, 2013).