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, and in books about the Pacific Northwest and/or by authors from that area.

 

PCA encourages interdisciplinary approaches to popular culture in its presentations, which should be 15-20 minutes long.  Please include your university affiliation if you have one, your telephone number, and your email address. If you are an undergraduate submitting to the area, please contact the area chair (see below) for more information about the process and to receive the form you must complete designating a sponsor for your paper.

 

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) Amie.Doughty@oneonta.edu

 

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

 

 

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

Virtual conference

 

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.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Area chairs

Amie Doughty