Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture, March 27-30, 2013, Washington, DC

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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference
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I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

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 and gossip rags; magazines; celebrity culture; the internet and digital technologies; advertising and marketing; visual art including photography, scrapbooking, mixed media; film; performance; music; graphic fiction/memoir; best-selling literatures including mommy lit, momoirs, and dadlit; pregnancy manuals and "expert" parenting guides/literature; fashion; politics; reproductive technologies; law and policy; maternal and paternal activism/organizations

For information on the PCA/ACA, please see:
Abstracts (200-250 words) will be accepted on a continuing basis up to November 30, 2012. Abstracts must be submitted online at:

Please send any inquiries to the Area Chair:
Liz Podnieks, Associate Professor
Department of English and
Graduate Studies in Communication and Culture
Ryerson University, Toronto