The Association for Research in Cultures of Young People (ARCYP) is holding a research symposium at Ryerson University on March 9, 2018. This symposium will include presentations by leading scholars in the field of young people’s cultures, and provide opportunities for graduate students (and recent grads) to workshop and receive feedback on their research.

The day will include both thematic presentation panels (with 20-minute papers) and work-in-progress roundtables featuring shorter presentations around key research questions and research in progress (10 minutes each) with time for discussion, feedback and dialogue.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Remixes, remediations, and adaptations of literary and other young people’s texts
  • Digital fan cultures of young people including remixes, fan art, and fan fiction
  • Cross-media representations of Indigeneity in young people’s texts and cultures
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action with a focus on young people
  • Remixing and remediating queer youth cultures and 2SLGBTQ+ texts
  • Critical race theory and youth activism
  • Remediations of young people’s texts through comics and graphic narratives
  • Research snapshots from new research about/with young people
  • Dynamic takes on key terms: Remix, reconcile, remediate, represent

Please submit an abstract (300 words), bio (100 words), and your preference of presentation format (20-minute research presentation or 10-minute talk about research questions/work in progress). We especially welcome submissions from graduate students and new scholars.

This is a great opportunity to discuss your research and network with emerging and established scholars in the interdisciplinary field of young people’s cultures. If you are interested in participating as a discussant or panel chair, please be in touch with the organizers via

CFP – Remix, Reconcile, Remediate, Represent: New Research Snapshots from the Field of Young People’s Cultures