PCA/ACA

Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture

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Call for papers: 

Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture

Please join us for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2020 National Conference in Philadelphia from April 15-18, 2020.

For details about the PCA, go to the website:  https://pcaaca.org/     

For details about the conference, go to the conference website: https://pcaaca.org/conference


Submission Deadline:  November 1, 2019

All Proposals & Abstracts must be submitted online (starting August 1) at:  https://pcaaca.org/     

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA Area Motherhood/Fatherhood on any aspect of motherhood and/or fatherhood in popular culture.  Scholars, educators, artists, filmmakers and others are encouraged to submit your work for consideration. You can submit an individual paper for a panel, or you can submit papers as a group to create a special panel on a particular topic of interest. Panels are each an hour and a half long, usually with four papers per panel.  Presentations should be about 15 minutes long, to ensure time for discussion at the end of the session.

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, including magazines and gossip rags
  • film (documentary and narrative)
  • music
  • politics, including the impact of the Trump presidency (or other political leaders) on motherhood and fatherhood
  • reproductive technologies
  • law and policy; maternal and paternal activism/organizations
  • celebrity culture
  • internet and digital technologies, including blogging, online “mompreneurship,” parenting apps
  • advertising and marketing
  • visual art including photography, scrapbooking, mixed media
  • graphic fiction/memoir
  • best-selling literatures including mommy lit, momoirs, and dadlit
  • pregnancy manuals and “expert” parenting guides/literature

Abstracts and panel proposals (200-250 words) will be accepted and must be submitted online at: https://pcaaca.org/

Please submit your abstract with a full presentation title, along with full contact information (name, institutional affiliation, email, address, and phone number).

If you are submitting a panel, please include the following:

  • Panel title
  • Names and contact information for all panel participants, indicating the panel chair
  • Titles and abstracts for each paper

 

 

Please send all inquiries to:

Dr. Kathryn Pallister

Communications Studies

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Kathryn.pallister@rdc.ab.ca

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 1, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully  registered for the conference.


Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

Area chairs

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