Adolescence in Film and Television (April 15-18, 2020; Proposals due November 1, 2019)

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Area Chair, Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held April 15-18, 2020 in Philadelphia.The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is November 1, 2019.

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 graduate students.

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) and be certain to select the “Adolescence in Film and Television” subject area from the drop-down menu when doing so.

Decisions pertaining to the status of submitted abstracts will be communicated within approximately two weeks of receipt. If you have questions of any kind prior to submitting your abstract, pleast contact Kylo-Patrick Hart, the Adolescence in Film and Television Area chair, by e-mail (k.hart@tcu.edu).

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

October 1, 2019              Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference