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 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
  • 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

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:  Kathryn.pallister@rdpolytech.ca

 

 

 

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

Kathryn Pallister