CFP: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/14/07-2/17/07)

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CFP: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/06; SW/TX
PCA/ACA; 2/14/07-2/17/07)=0D
Abstract Deadline November 15, 2006=0D
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 28th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 14-17, 2007=0D
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque=0D
330 Tijeras=0D
Albuquerque, NM 87102=0D
Phone: 1.505.842.1234=0D
Fax: 1.505.766.6710=0D
For further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel=
registration, tours, etc.) please visit the conference website:=0D
Any aspect of Children's or Young Adult Literature (traditional or
contemporary) and/or Children's/YA popular culture issues =96 television,
comics, films, toys, music, gender role models, fashion =96 will be revie=
for acceptance. Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 w=
panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants for rev=
to area chair by deadline of November 15, 2006. Please include a short
(100 word) bio listing previous and current research activities, but no f=
CVs needed. (Please see topic ideas and two special panel requests below=
Interdisciplinary approaches and all scholarly fields are welcome. Also,=
this is a popular culture conference, presentations that depart from
traditional reading of papers are highly encouraged and welcomed.=20
Presenters also need not have a university affiliation; we embrace all fo=
of experiential knowledge potential presenters might offer. Graduate
students are especially encouraged to submit proposals.=0D
Please see the Conference web site for information on Graduate Student Pa=
Submit proposals to (electronic submissions preferred):=0D
Dr. Diana Dominguez=0D
Dept. Of English & Communication =0D
U. Of Texas-Brownsville/Texas Southmost College=0D
80 Fort Brown=0D
Brownsville, TX 78520=0D
Phone: 956.882.8853=0D
Electronic submissions highly preferred to the above e-mail addresses.=20
Please put "Popular Culture submission" in the subject line.=0D
Possible topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):=0D
Boys' issues in Children's/Young Adult culture (books and visual media)=0D
Cultural and Multi-cultural issues in Children's and Young Adult culture
(literature, TV, film, etc.) =0D
Children's Television Issues =96 Sesame Street, Disney Channel, other sho=
directed at children=0D
Television and the Young Adult Market (series aimed at 'tweens and teens)=
Series Book Collections Issues (in both Children and Young Adult markets)=
Girl/Boy Sleuth series =96 Nancy Drew and her girl/boy counterparts in th=
21st Century=0D
Video Games and Children's/Young Adult culture issues=0D
Toys and Children's culture=0D
I'm especially interested in forming a panel or panels on
cultural/multi-cultural representations (both positive and negative or
problematic) in Children's and Young Adult cultural productions (literatu=
television, music, film, video games, toys). This includes the more
traditional "cultural" representations (given our conference location) of
Hispanic and Native American issues, but should also extend to African
American and African, Asian, Arab and Indian, as well as religious cultur=
=96 Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and others. Are these images
promoting more or less unity, do they exacerbate the divisions that seem =
rampant, or are they working to bridge those chasms? =0D
Another panel or panels I would like to form is one that looks at Boys'
issues; generally, I get a majority of excellent papers dealing with girl=
issues, and boys' issues get a bit of a short shrift. I'd like to see
proposals dealing with issues like boys' friendships, father-son
relationships, gender identification issues, "male culture" issues for bo=
boy-girl friendships, traditional vs. Non-traditional gender
roles/expectations, the culture of violence and how it affects boys. The
possibilities are endless. What's shaping our boys' understanding of wha=
it means to be male (especially given the trend in adult marketing of the=
macho" =96 be a "real" man stereotype and the highly sexualized marketing=
women in advertising and much of regular television programming)=0D
Any other topic related to Children's and Young Adult literature, culture=
and the intersection of these items with popular culture are welcome.=0D
See you in Albuquerque!=0D
Dr. Diana Dominguez=0D
Chair, Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture=0D
SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

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