Panel on Postfeminism in Popular Culture for the 2013 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Miles McCarter
contact email: 
melissa_miles@yahoo.com

Papers on any aspect of postfeminism and popular culture requested for a panel I am organizing for the Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference to be held Oct. 11-13, 2013 in St. Louis, MO.

Please send a 150 word abstract and short bio in MS Word format to melissa_miles@yahoo.com by March 25, 2013. Selection of panel will be announced April 1, 2013.

The focus on this panel will be on postfeminist representations of femininity and/or masculinity in particular television shows, movies, or other popular media.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Portrayals of economic tensions between men and women post-feminism.

Use of humor in post-feminist portrayals of men and/or women

Marriage, single-hood, gay or straight, in a postfeminist popular context

Reality shows reflecting postfeminist considerations

Bodily representations (including pregnant, overweight/anorexic, transgendered, and/or disabled individuals) in postfeminist popular culture

Sex or sexuality in a postfeminist media

Social media's role in forming a postfeminist popular consciousness

Thank you,
Dr. Melissa Miles McCarter
melissa_miles@yahoo.com

Melissa Miles McCarter has a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from University of Texas at Arlington. She lives in rural Southeast Missouri with her husband and step-son. She is currently editing and publishing, "Joy, Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss" for her small press, Fat Daddy's Farm.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
rhetoric_and_composition
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond