Adolescence in Film and Television

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Conference Submission page.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules


Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels.  Possible topics of relevance include, but are certainly not limited to, advertising images and appeals, coming-of-age narratives, drug use, HIV/AIDS, juvenile delinquency, nerd culture, non-heterosexuality, otherness, premarital sex, product placement, queerness (broadly defined), violence and social aggression, and (losing one’s) virginity.

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title).  Submit your abstract online at (and be certain to select the “Adolescence in Film and Television” subject area from the drop-down menu when doing so).

Decisions pertaining to the status of submitted abstracts will be communicated within approximately two weeks of receipt.  All presenters must be members of the American Culture Association or the Popular Culture Association by the time of the conference.

Please send all inquires to:
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Texas Christian University
Department of Film, Television and Digital Media
TCU Box 298030
Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-6428