CFP: [Children] Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/07; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/13/08-2/16/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Diana Dominguez
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Call for Papers/Proposals for the Children's and Young Adult Literature
and Culture Area of the 29th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA â€" Theme:

February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2007

E-mail submissions preferred:
Dr. Diana Dominguez
Area Chair

Please put SWPCA Submission in e-mail subject line.

This year's area theme is Initiation, interpreted as narrowly or broadly
as preferred. Children and young adults face multiple rites of passage
in widely ranging ways: physical, intellectual, cognitive, spiritual,
metaphorical, symbolic, psychological, and philosophical. How do the
literature and culture productions aimed at the children's and young
adult audience represent, reflect, aid in understanding, and influence
these "initiation" stages and rites of passage? There is a multitude of
ways this theme can be interpreted, as well as a multitude of ways
Children's/YA culture can be interpreted, including, but not limited to
traditional literature, graphic novels, comic books, periodicals,
television, film, music (songs and videos), toys, fashion, web sites,
blogs, and advertisement.

Please send 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals,
including full contact info for all participants for review to area chair
by deadline of November 15, 2006. Please include a short (100 word)
bio listing previous and current research activities, but no full CVs

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 web site for information on Graduate Student
Paper Awards, as well as two Graduate Student Travel Fellowships.

For further details regarding the conference, including Graduate Student
Paper Awards (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.)
please visit the conference website:

Full contact details:
Dr. Diana Dominguez
Dept. of English & Communication
U. of Texas-Brownsville/Texas Southmost College
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520

Phone: 956.882.8853

See you in Albuquerque!

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