About Dani Moriarty

Dani is currently studying an MA in Contemporary Literature at the University of Northampton. An avid lover of literature and literary criticism, she has recently graduated with a first class degree in English Literature at the University of Northampton.

Review: Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives

University of Northampton

Despite divided opinion regarding characterisation, the conference demonstrated that YA fiction undoubtedly offers the opportunity for a wealth of analysis in relation to identity. Regardless of the medium, YA narratives present journeys through the liminal space of adolescence towards identity creation and this, perhaps, is their defining characteristic; whether a cohesive genre or not. Continue reading