The International Journal of Young Adult Literature

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The International Journal of Young Adult Literature (IJYAL) aims to foster new scholarship covering the theory, critical interpretation, literary history, and cultural production of young adult literature from all parts of the world. This journal acknowledges the growth of the field of YA and takes it seriously as a subject of literary enquiry. Areas covered include theoretical work, considerations of form, genre, theme or style, author studies, comparative analysis, explorations of reception and response, and publication histories. Young adult literature is understood in broad terms, and all research investigating the literary or narrative qualities of other popular forms or media is welcomed.