CFP – Youngsters 2: On the Cultures of Children and Youth

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CALL FOR PAPERS — Youngsters 2: On the Cultures of Children and Youth
The Association for Research in the Cultures of Young People
May 9-12, 2019
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Deadline for paper, panel, and roundtable proposals: October 12, 2018

The Association for Research in the Cultures of Young People invites proposals for our second Youngsters conference in the field of children’s and youth studies. While scholars have been producing exciting work in the field for decades, that work has found itself positioned most often under the umbrella of other fields, including children’s literature, sociology, and education, media, or cultural studies. This conference seeks to draw together scholars from these diverse fields to showcase and discuss the astonishing breadth of interdisciplinary scholarship in children’s and youth studies.

We welcome approaches to the study of childhood and children’s and youth cultures from an array of disciplines, fields, and historical periods, including work deploying a wide range of methodologies and theoretical approaches. We strongly encourage dynamic and innovative proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, or other formats.

Themes and topics may include:

  • The Racialization of Childhood
  • Childhood, Borders & (Im)mobilities
  • The Geographies of Children and Youth
  • Indigenous Youth Media
  • Two-spirit, and non-binary/gender fluid/creative childhoods
  • Queer and trans childhood and 2SLGBTQIA+ youth cultures
  • Futurity and queer temporalities of childhood
  • Child’s Play
  • Youth activism
  • Youth Subcultures and Scenes
  • Cross-disciplinary methodologies of Child and Youth Studies
  • Archiving children and youth
  • Institutional childhoods
  • Sex-Education & the Child
  • Critical disability studies and youth studies
  • Remediated and Transmedia Childhoods
  • Ecologies of Youth
  • Queer parenting and families
  • Criminal Youth and Child Perpetrators
  • Animated Childhoods
  • Young people and sports history
  • Dance, theatre arts, and childhood cultures
  • Digital media and early childhood education
  • Youth Fan Cultures
  • The Limits and Possibilities of Children’s Rights
  • Childhood and Cultures of Risk
  • Baby Cultures
  • Parenting and surveillance
  • The Sartorial Child
  • Utopian/Dystopian Youth
  • The Child in Ecocriticism
  • Child Celebrities

Submission Guidelines

All proposals must be submitted by email to admin@arcyp.ca by 11:59pm PST on October 12, 2018.

Individual Submissions

Please use the following format for the subject line of your email: “Proposal Last Name First Name” (e.g. Proposal Woodson Jacqueline). Please assist us by attaching a single document in .DOC, or .DOCX format only with the following information in exactly the order listed below:

  • Paper Title
  • Name; institutional affiliation; position or title; degrees and granting institutions; email address; and phone number
  • Full abstract of the content and rationale of the paper: up to 300 words. (Presentation time for papers is 20 minutes maximum)
  • Short abstract (150 words max)
  • Brief (2-3 sentence) scholarly biography of presenter
  • Indicate any audiovisual needs or special accommodations

Special-interest panel or roundtable/workshop proposals

We are open to proposals for special interest panels, roundtables, workshops, and other alternative formats. Please use the following format for the subject line of your email: “Special Panel/Roundtable Last Name First Name” (e.g. Special Panel/Roundtable Rowling J.K.). Please assist us by attaching a single document in .DOC, or .DOCX format only with the following information in exactly the order listed below:

  • Panel or roundtable (or alternative format/workshop) Title
  • Name; institutional affiliation; position or title; degrees and granting institutions; email address; and phone number
  • 1-2 sentences format explanation (time allotment or creative format breakdown as needed)
  • Abstract for panel/roundtable/workshop (150 words max)
  • Brief (2-3 sentence) scholarly biography for each participant including the organizer
  • Indicate any audiovisual needs or special accommodations

Please be in touch with any questions about workshops, roundtables, or any proposed panels distinct from the three paper panel format. Contact: naomi.hamer@ryerson.ca

ARCYP would like to acknowledge that this conference will be hosted at Ryerson University in the City of Toronto. Toronto is in the “Dish With One Spoon” Territory. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabek and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share and protect the land in a spirit of peace, friendship and respect. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and many newcomers now live and work in the Dish and are obliged to honour these principles. As conference organizers and participants we will work to find ways to address and honour these principles.