Deadline Approaching: Adolescence in Film and Television (April 13-16, 2022); Proposals due January 21, 2022

deadline for submissions: 
January 21, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart / 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 virtually April 13-16, 2022. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is January 21, 2022.

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 300 words (including presentation title) at the following site: Please 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 (