PCA/ACA

Children’s and YA Literature and Culture

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Accepts undergraduate submissions

The Children’s and YA Literature and Culture Area invites presentations for papers on any aspect of children’s and YA popular culture: material culture, media, games, advertising, literature, and so on. Past topics have included recent films/television series; technology and social media; books, authors, and series; and issues and trends in children’s and YA literature and culture such as race, gender, and sexuality, dystopian fiction, the controversy about adults reading YA fiction, and environmentalism. New approaches to classic children’s and young adult literature and culture are also welcome.

 

We are particularly interested in papers examining the impact of #WeNeedDiverseBooks and Black Lives Matter on children’s and YA literature and culture, as well as papers exploring book banning (especially as it applies to school libraries and/or books taught in schools). In addition, we are interested in papers exploring LGBTQ+ children’s and YA books.

 

PCA encourages interdisciplinary approaches to popular culture in its presentations, which should be 15-20 minutes long.

 

All proposals and abstracts must be submitted to the PCA database.

 

Please do NOT submit papers to more than one session of PCA/ACA at the same time. Also be sure of having travel funds should your paper be accepted. Do NOT submit a paper unless you feel confident of attending the conference. No shows are noted.

 

Send inquiries to (Note: The actual proposals are to be sent directly to the PCA online site):

 

Dr. Amie Doughty

322 Netzer Admin

English Department

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY 13820

E-mail (preferred): [email protected]

 

You can also find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/chlitcultpca and Twitter @chlitcult_pca

 

2023 Conference Dates and Deadlines

15 Aug-22                                            2022 Conference Information Available on Website
15 Sept-22 Submissions Open 
07 Oct-22 Early Bird Registration Begins
10 Jan-23 Deadline for Paper Proposals
4 Jan-23 Early Bird Registration Ends for Presenters
5 Jan-23 Regular Registration Begins for Presenters
19 Jan-23 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters
20 Jan-23 Late Registration Starts for Presenters
1 Feb-23 Late Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
10 Feb-23 Preliminary Schedule Available
17 Mar-23 Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
 5-8 April-23

conference in San ANTONIO, TX

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Submit a Paper Proposal for the 2023 PCA Conference: 

Submissions for paper proposals are now open. The submission deadline is December 20, 2022. Please be sure you read and understand all instructions, policies, and procedures before you submit your proposal. 

 

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