Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA Feb 8-11, 2012

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CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 8-11, 2012
Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 33rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference February 8-11, 2012, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.( We welcome proposals that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film, and/or children's film. Additional topics of interest concerning children in film or images of children in film may include, but are not limited to: coming-of-age; children of color; negotiations of racial/ethnic/cultural differences; negotiations by children of social, political, economic conditions; children's relationships with adults, parents, siblings, or peers as represented in film; gender and children; sexuality and children; children of the Diaspora as portrayed in film; children and technology; the child body; ideology and the child; children's education, and any other topic that explores the child image in film.

Panel suggestions are welcome!

The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2011.
Abstracts of 200-300 words should submitted to, or, or to the address below. Inquiries and panel suggestions are welcome via email. Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2011. Please include full contact information--including affiliation, and a brief 50 word biography with your abstract submission.

Debbie Olson
Area Chair, Children in Film
Department of English
University of Texas, Arlington
203 Carlisle Hall
Arlington, TX

Registration for the 2012 Southwest Texas Annual Conference will begin on September 1, 2011. The 2012 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM, February 8 – 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center, ABQ, NM 87102. Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-421-1442.
Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at