CFP: Adolescence in Film and Television (12/15/09; 3/31-4/3/10)

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Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
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The "Adolescence in Film and Television" Area Chair seeks individual-paper proposals for presentation at the 2010 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, to be held in St. Louis, Missouri from March 31-April 3, 2010.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels. Possible topics of relevance include, but are certainly not limited to, advertising images and appeals, coming-of-age narratives, drug use, HIV/AIDS, juvenile delinquency, non-heterosexuality, premarital sex, violence and social aggression, and (losing one's) virginity.

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) by December 15, 2009. Decisions pertaining to the status of such abstracts will be communicated within approximately two weeks of receipt. All presenters must be members of the American Culture Association or the Popular Culture Association by the time of the conference.

Please mail or e-mail abstracts to: Kylo-Patrick Hart, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Plymouth State University, 17 High Street, MSC 60, Plymouth, NH 03264;

For additional information about the conference, please visit the PCA/ACA website at