Children’s and YA Literature and Culture

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Call for papers: 

The 2019 Popular Culture Association Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 17 through Saturday, April 20. 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.


For this conference, we are particularly interested children’s and young adult political and social activism, and analyses of politics in children’s and adult literature, though we welcome papers about any topic related to children’s and YA literature and culture.


PCA encourages interdisciplinary approaches to popular culture in its presentations, which should be 15-20 minutes long. The deadline for submissions of a 100-200-word abstract is October 1, 2018. Please include your university affiliation if you have one, your telephone number, and your email address.




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

Phone: 607-436-3035 or 607-436-3446

2019-2020 Academic Year: (607) 436-2493

E-mail (preferred) Amie.Doughty@oneonta.edu

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For additional information and instructions go to www.pcaaca.org

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