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Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA joint conference April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX ( Proposals are sought that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children’s film. Additional topics of interest concerning children in film may include, but are certainly 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; ideology and the child; children’s education, and any other topic that deals with the child image in film. Panel suggestions are welcome.

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent via email to or to the address below. Inquiries and panel suggestions are welcome via email. Deadline for submissions is Dec 10, 2010. Please include full contact information–including affiliation, and a brief, 50 word biography with your abstract submission.

Debbie C. Olson
Area Chair, Children in Film
Department of English
Oklahoma State University
205 Morrill Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

Registration for the 2011 Southwest Texas Annual Conference will begin on September 15, 2010. The 2011 PCA/ACA SW/TX PCA/ACA joint Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, at the Marriott River Center, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA, Phone: 1-210-223-1000. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at

CFP – Children in Film Area at Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference