Children in Film: Call for Papers

Announcing: 34rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference, “Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context”
Albuquerque, NM, February 13-16, 2013

CFP Deadline for the Children in Film area: November 10, 2012.
Submit abstracts to: SWTX Conference database


Proposals are welcome that explore and interrogate the representations of children in all types of film: Hollywood film, independent film, foreign 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: 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; mechanized children; ideology and the child; children’s education, or any other topic that explores the child image in film.

Panel suggestions are welcome! Please email Debbie Olson,

Debbie Olson
Area Chair, Children in Film
Department of English
University of Texas, Arlington for information on panels.

Abstracts of 200-300 words must be submitted to the SWTX conference database by November 10, 2012

Conference Registration

Registration will begin on September 1, 2012. The conference will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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