UPDATE: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (12/1/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Diana Dominguez
contact email: 

New Abstract Deadline December 1, 2005
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 27th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2005
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
For further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel,
registration, tours, etc.) please visit the developing website:
Any aspect of Children's or Young Adult Literature (traditional or
contemporary) and/or Children's/YA popular culture issues – television,
comics, films, toys, music, gender role models, fashion – will be reviewed
for acceptance. Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word
panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants for review
to area chair by deadline of December 1, 2005. Please include a short (100
word) bio listing previous and current research activities, but no full CVs
needed. (Please see topic ideas and two special panel requests below.)
Interdisciplinary approaches and all scholarly fields are welcome. Also, as
this is a popular culture conference, presentations that depart from
traditional reading of papers are highly encouraged and welcomed. Presenters
also need not have a university affiliation; we embrace all forms of
experiential knowledge potential presenters might offer. Graduate students
are especially encouraged to submit proposals.
Please see the Conference website for information on Graduate Student Paper
Submit proposals to:
Diana Dominguez
Dept. of English & Communication
U. of Texas-Brownsville/Texas Southmost College
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: 956.882.8853
Electronic submissions highly preferred to the above e-mail address. Please
put "Popular Culture submission" in the subject line. Please note: contact
phone number has changed from poster and web site.
Possible topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
Gender and Toys
Television and the Young Adult Market (series aimed at 'tweens and teens)
The Growing Fantasy Young Adult Book Market (beyond Harry Potter)
Children's Television Issues
The Growing Appeal of Series Book Collections (for children, 'tweens, and
Any other topic related to children's and Young Adult literature, culture,
and the intersection of these items with popular culture are welcome.
See you in Albuquerque!

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