CFP – MAPACA 2010: Children and Childhood Studies Section

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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Conference
October 28, 2010 to October 30, 2010
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
901 North Fairfax
Alexandria, VA 22314
http://www.mapaca.net/confer/conferHome.html

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invites academics, graduate and undergraduate students, independent scholars, and artists to submit papers for the annual conference to be held in Alexandria, Virginia. MAPACA is an inclusive professional organization dedicated to the study of Popular Culture and American Culture in all their multidisciplinary manifestations.

The Children and Childhood Studies Section focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces which shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood. CCS research draws from the behavioral and social sciences as well as the arts. Papers in this area examine the impact of popular culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of children and young adults as influencers and creators of that popular culture.

Those interested in presenting at the conference are invited to submit ONE proposal or panel to one MAPACA area chair. Please send by e-mail a one-page abstract to the appropriate area chair by June 15, 2010. Include a brief bio with your proposal. Single papers, as well as 3 or 4 person panels and roundtables, are encouraged.

To submit proposals in the area of Children and Childhood Studies contact:

Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic
Paul Robeson Library
Rutgers – The State University
Camden, New Jersey 08102
vibiana@gmail.com