PCA/ACA

Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture

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I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA Area Motherhood/Fatherhood on any aspect of motherhood and/or fatherhood, or parenting more inclusively defined, in popular culture. This area explores the representation and practice of motherhood/fatherhood/parenting in all forms of popular culture, from mass media to social media to everyday life.  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
  • film (documentary and narrative)
  • music
  • political impact 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
  • queer parenting

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).  Individuals must be current,  paid members to submit to the conference.

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, Area Head

Communications Studies

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Email:  [email protected]

 

 

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
20 Dec-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
02 Jan-23 Early Bird Registration Ends
03 Jan-23 Regular Registration Begins
13 Jan-23 Preliminary Schedule Available
01 Feb-23 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
17 Mar-23 Late 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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Area chairs

Kathryn Pallister