Adolescence in Film and Television (March 27-30, 2024); Proposals due November 30, 2023

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2023
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 March 27-30, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is November 30, 2023.

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) at the following site: Please be certain to specify the “Adolescence in Film and Television” subject area 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 (