CFP: Girls’ Studies/Girls’ Culture

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Call for Papers
October 18, 2017 to October 22, 2017
Missouri, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Childhood and Education, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

CFP: Girls’ Studies/Girls’ Culture

Deadline: April 30, 2017


The Girls’ Studies/Girls’ Cultures Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites proposals for the 2017 MPCA/ACA conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, MO, October 18-22.

We seek proposals for papers and presentations from graduate students, academics, and activists on girls, girlhoods, girls’ cultures, and the media. Suggested topics include:

media representations of girls, girlhood, girls’ cultures; girls as media producers, consumers, and critics; girls, politics and activism; girls’ organizations; girls and work; girls, play, and princess cultures; transgender girlhood; dolls, toys, games; fashion and cosmetics; girls, friends, and bullies; girls, feelings and fantasies; girlhood, mental illness, and the media; girlhood, education, and vocational training; policing girls and girlhood; girls, music, dance, and the arts; girls, disabilities, and the body; shifting definitions of girlhood; girls, social media, and digital practices; girls, traditional, digital, and media literacy; girls, media, and cultural work; girls, moral panics, and the media; girls and STEM; girls and discourses; rural girls and media; girls, religion, and popular culture; girls, intersectionality, and media girls and popular culture methodologies; girls, popular culture, and pedagogy; girls’ identities and popular culture 

Please submit (300-word) abstracts for single papers or full panels (3 to 4 papers max) here: by April 30, 2017 (will accept late submissions)

More info about the conference is available here:

For questions and queries about the Girls’ Studies/Girls’ Culture Area, please contact Miriam Forman-Brunell


Contact Info: 

Dr. Miriam Forman-Brunell (Area Chair: Girls' Studies)

Department of History

University of Missouri/Kansas City

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