CFP: Children in Film Area SWPACA 2014 conference

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CFP: Children in Film, SWPACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 19-22, 2014

Deadline Extended: November 15, 2013.

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 35th annual SWPCA/ACA conference February 19-22, 2014, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.( We welcome proposals that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film, and/or children's film. Additional topics of interest concerning children in film or images of children in film may include, but are not limited to: coming-of-age; children of color; negotiations of racial/ethnic/cultural differences; negotiations by children of social, political, economic conditions; children's relationships with adults, parents, siblings, or peers as represented in film; gender and children; sexuality and children; children of the Diaspora as portrayed in film; children and technology; the child body; ideology and the child; children's education, and any other topic that explores the child image in film.

Panel suggestions are welcome!

The extended deadline for submissions is November 15, 2013.
Abstracts of 200-300 words must be submitted to the conference database at:

Please include full contact information--including affiliation, and a brief, 50 word biography with your abstract submission.

Inquiries and panel suggestions may be sent via email to Debbie Olson: or

Debbie Olson
Area Chair, Children in Film
Department of English
University of Texas at Arlington
203 Carlisle Hall
Arlington, TX

Registration for the 2014 Southwest Texas Annual Conference will begin on September 1, 2013. The 2014 SWPCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM, February 19– 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center, ABQ, NM 87102. Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-421-1442.
Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at