Adolescence in Film and Television (proposals due November 30, 2012)

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Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association
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Seeking proposals pertaining to any aspect(s) of the topic Adolescence in Film and Television for presentation at the annual joint meeting of the national Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, to be held March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

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, nerd culture, non-heterosexuality, otherness, premarital sex, product placement, queerness (broadly defined), 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). Submit your abstract online at (and be certain to select the "Adolescence in Film and Television" subject area from the drop-down menu when doing so).

Deadline for proposal submissions is November 30, 2012.

Decisions pertaining to the status of submitted 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 direct any inquiries to Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, the Adolescence in Film and Television Area chair, at