Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture: April 16-19, 2014, Chicago

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA): National Conference
contact email: 
lpodniek@ryerson.ca

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

Abstracts (200-250 words) will be accepted on a continuing basis up to November 1, 2013. Abstracts (and a short, 50-word author bio) must be submitted online at: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/.

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

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond