Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture, San Diego, CA, April 12-15, 2017

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
contact email: 

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.


Possible topics to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

-TV shows, including talk shows, family dramas, sitcoms, and animation

-print and electronic journalism and gossip rags; magazines

-celebrity culture

-the internet and digital technologies

-advertising and marketing

-visual art including photography, scrapbooking, mixed media

-film; performance; music

-graphic fiction/memoir

-best-selling literatures including mommy lit, momoirs, dadoirs, and dadlit

-pregnancy manuals and “expert” parenting guides/literature



-reproductive technologies

-law and policy; maternal and paternal activism/organizations


For information on the PCA/ACA, please see:

Abstracts (200-250 words) will be accepted on a continuing basis up to October 1, 2016. Abstracts must be submitted online at:


Please send any inquiries to the Area Chair:

Liz Podnieks, Professor

Department of English and

Graduate Studies in Communication and Culture

Ryerson University, Toronto