Events


Presenting at the Canadian Association for Information Science Conference at Congress 2018
May
30
9:00 AM09:00

Presenting at the Canadian Association for Information Science Conference at Congress 2018

I will be presenting my paper "Reading for Alternatives: The Lived Experience of Young Women Who Read Sexuality-Themed Fiction Online" at the CAIS/ACSI 2018 conference  held May 30-June 1, 2018, at the University of Regina. It is part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Nov
21
12:00 PM12:00

Presenting at the PLG and FIMS GRC Human Library Event

For the Progressive Librarian's Guild and FIMS Graduate Resource Center Human Library Event

Human Book Perspective: Youth Need (More) Sexually-Explicit Novels

Young Adult fiction that contains sex has a contentious presence in public libraries. A long and continuing history of challenges to these books has led to systemic issues of censorship and limited access to materials for young users. These limitations inhibit the potential for Young Adult fiction to be utilized as a way of introducing contemporary understandings of sexuality into the lives of youth. Through my interviews with young readers on this topic, I am learning that fiction can be greatly informative to how readers construct and perform their sexual identities, their relationships, and their sexual fantasies.

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