Registration Now Open: LSU Young Adult Literature Conference

The official website for the inaugural Young Adult Literature Conference and Symposium at Louisiana State University is up and registration is open, with an early bird discount if you register by April 15th and a hefty discount for students.  I will be teaching a short course on Divergent and leading a breakout session of Harry Potter. The other workshops look great, too and I’m planning my reading list to get familiar with some of the works of the guest authors.

Hoping some Hogpro regulars will come!

Another Hogwarts Professor Study: Readers of YA Fiction

Dr. Louise Freeman of the Mary Baldwin Psychology Department seeks readers of young adult fiction for a personality study. This study will require you to fill out a brief (15 minute) personality survey. Participants must be at least 13 years old and a fluent speaker of English. The study is approved by the Institutional Review Board of Mary Baldwin College.   Many thanks for your help!

Young Adult Literature Conference and Seminar

Registration opens soon for a Young Adult Literature Conference and Seminar at Louisiana State University, to be held June 2-6 for interested middle and high school teachers, graduate students, academics and other scholars interested in Young Adult Literature.  I will be teaching one of the short courses: Divergent Thinking: Psychology and Neuroscience as Keys to Understanding Roth’s Dystopian World and presenting a breakout session on some Harry Potter related topic.  I am sure the website will be listing the rest of the topics and sessions soon.

Please let me know if any Hogpro regulars would like to attend!

Final Chance for Divergent Empathy Survey

I will be closing down the study of empathy in Divergent book readers soon, so please pop over and take it if you haven’t already! The website is here you must be at least 13 years old and a fluent English speaker. Thanks a lot… I hope the Divergent fans will exceed the Hunger Games fans for participation! It should take 15-20 minutes.

Survey for Divergent fans

Louise Freeman is conducting another survey on empathy, this time for fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series.  Please help out by going to this link and answering 15-20 minutes worth of questions.  Anyone 13 years old or older and a native speaker of English is eligible!  Many thanks!