Adolescence in Film and Television (March 21-25, 2016; Proposals due October 1, 2015)

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Call for Papers
October 1, 2015
Washington, United States
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Popular Culture Studies

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, to be held March 21-25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.

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 students at all levels.

PLEASE NOTE: Given adequate participant interest and high-quality submissions, the Adolescence in Film and Television Area chair is hoping to publish selected papers (with author’s permission) presented in this area in March 2016 in a special essay collection. Submission instructions will be provided in the weeks following the October 1, 2015 submission deadline.

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) by October 1, 2015.

Submit your abstract online at (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. For questions prior to submitting an abstract, please contact area chair Kylo-Patrick R. Hart

Contact Info: 

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.

Department of Film, Television and Digital Media

Texas Christian University

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