Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture, PCA/ACA conference, LA, 1-4 April 2015

What? Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association (PCA/ACA) national conference, which includes a strand on Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture.

When? 1-4 April 2015

Where? The New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA, USA

Deadline for submissions? 1 November 2014

Possible Topics

Possible topics to consider for the Motherhood/Fatherhood strand include, but are not limited to, the following:

-TV shows, including talk shows, family dramas, sitcoms, and animation

-print and electronic journalism and gossip rags; magazines

-celebrity culture

-the internet and digital technologies

-advertising and marketing

-visual art including photography, scrapbooking, mixed media

-film; performance; music

-graphic fiction/memoir

-best-selling literatures including mommy lit, momoirs, and dadlit

-pregnancy manuals and “expert” parenting guides/literature



-reproductive technologies

-law and policy; maternal and paternal activism/organizations

Submission Details

Submit a 100-250 word proposal by 1 November 2014.

Access on-line submission form here.

Further Details

Visit the PCA/ACA conference website,

Visit the Motherhood/Fatherhood section of the conference website,

Email strand convenor, Prof Liz Podnieks (Ryerson University):


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