Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CFP Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture Area (10/1/2015; PCA/ACA Seattle 3/21-25/2016)

Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture, Seattle, March 21-25, 2016
full name / name of organization: Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
contact email: lpodniek@ryerson.ca

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

Possible topics to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • TV shows, including talk shows, family dramas, sitcoms, and animation
  • print and electronic journalism and gossip rags; magazines
  • celebrity culture
  • the internet and digital technologies
  • advertising and marketing
  • visual art including photography, scrapbooking, mixed media
  • film; performance; music
  • graphic fiction/memoir
  • best-selling literatures including mommy lit, momoirs, and dadlit
  • pregnancy manuals and “expert” parenting guides/literature
  • fashion
  • politics
  • reproductive technologies
  • law and policy; maternal and paternal activism/organizations

For information on the PCA/ACA, please see: http://pcaaca.org/
Abstracts (200-250 words) will be accepted on a continuing basis up to October 1, 2015. Abstracts (and a short, 50-word author bio) must be submitted online at: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/.

Please send any inquiries to the Area Chair:
Liz Podnieks, Associate Professor
Department of English and
Graduate Studies in Communication and Culture
Ryerson University, Toronto

By web submission at 08/04/2015 - 13:54

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