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Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 36th annual SWPCA/ACA conference February 11-14, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(www.southwestpca.org). We welcome proposals that interrogate representations of children in film:  Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film, animated film, and/or children’s film. Additional topics of interest concerning children in film or images of children in film may include, but are not limited to: childhood, coming-of-age; children of color; negotiations of racial/ethnic/cultural differences; negotiations by children of social, political, economic conditions; children’s relationships with adults, parents, siblings, or peers as represented in film; gender and children; sexuality and children; children of the Diaspora as portrayed in film; children and technology; the child body; ideology and the child; children’s education, mechanical children, and any other topic that explores the child image in film.

Panel suggestions are welcome!

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014. 
Abstracts between 200-300 words must be submitted to the conference database at: http://conference2015.southwestpca.org/

Please include full contact information, affiliation, and a brief author biography.

Please send inquiries and/or panel suggestions to Debbie Olson: [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

Debbie Olson,
Area Chair, Children in Film,

Department of English

University of Texas at Arlington

P.O. box 9035
203 Carlisle Hall

Arlington, TX
76019

Visit http://journaldialogue.org for information about the organization's new, peer-reviewed journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.

Registration for the 2015 SWPCA/ACA Annual Conference will begin on September 1, 2014. The 2015 SWPCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM, February 11– 14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center, ABQ, NM 87102. Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-421-1442.
Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at www.southwestpca.org.



Debbie Olson
www.redfeatherjournal.org
University of Texas at Arlington
Department of English
"Well-behaved Women rarely make History"


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