CFP: [Gender Studies] Girlhood Studies at Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Abigail Heller
contact email: 

CFP: Girlhood Studies (12/01/08; SW/TX PCA/ACA; February 24-28, 2009)

Abstract Deadline: December 1, 2008

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM
February 24-28, 2009

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

For further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas,
hotel, registration, tours, etc.) please visit the conference website:

The area on girlhood studies is returning for its second year at the
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture’s Annual Conference. This
area aims to discuss a variety of topics related to girls, growth,
identity, or socialization of this unique population.

Paper proposals covering any aspect of girlhood or female coming-of-age
will be reviewed for acceptance. Please send queries, 250 word paper
proposals, or 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for
all participants for review to area chair by deadline of December 1,
2008. Please include a short bio listing previous and current research
activities; no full CV needed.

Interdisciplinary approaches and all scholarly fields are welcome. Also,
as this is a popular culture conference, presentations that depart from
traditional reading encouraged. Presenters also need not have a
university affiliation; we embrace all forms of experiential knowledge.
Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit proposals.

Email proposals to area chair:
Abigail Heller

Please put "Popular Culture Submission" in the subject line.

Possible topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
Body image/portrayal of body image
Weight issues, both under- and overweight
Media representation in the news
Health issues
Literature discussions
Feminist studies
Educational approaches or advantage/disadvantage
Dating and love
Television series
Multi-cultural studies
Parental influence
Cultural/social pressure
Any other topics of interest

Panel proposals are welcome and encouraged, however single papers will be
combined with other similarly themed papers to form panels.

See you in Albuquerque!

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