Since 2011, Pippi to Ripley has been a unique academic conference bringing together the work of scholars, graduate students, librarians, high school teachers and undergraduates. We feature scholarship on gender and/or sexuality in popular culture from all countries and time periods, including children’s literature, comics, science fiction, fairytales, music, gaming, films, television, and social media.
2023: Pippi to Ripley 6
Pippi to Ripley 6:
Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture
April 21-22, 2023
Professor Michelle Ann Abate, Onio State University, is a respected scholar in the fields of children’s literature, comics, and queer studies. She is the author of six books, and the co-editor of four more. Among her recent titles are No Kids Allowed: Children’s Literature for Adults (Johns Hopkins University, 2020); Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics (University Press of Mississippi, 2019), and The Big Smallness: Niche Marketing, the American Culture Wars, and the New Children's Literature (Routledge, 2016).
Register to Attend
Registration is now open for all participants. To receive a name badge that will allow you to present in-person and attend conference meals you must register. Registration is $35 and includes meals for both days of the conference as well as a Saturday evening reception. Registration for those presenting virtually is $15.