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The area on girlhood studies is returning for its second year at the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture’s Annual Conference. This area aims to discuss a variety of topics related to girls, growth, identity, or socialization of this unique population.
Paper proposals covering any aspect of girlhood or female coming-of-age will be reviewed for acceptance. Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants for review to area chair by deadline of December 1, 2008. Please include a short bio listing previous and current research activities; no full CV needed.
Interdisciplinary approaches and all scholarly fields are welcome. Also, as this is a popular culture conference, presentations that depart from traditional reading encouraged. Presenters also need not have a university affiliation; we embrace all forms of experiential knowledge. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit proposals.
Email proposals to area chair:
Please put "Popular Culture Submission" in the subject line.
Possible topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
Body image/portrayal of body image
Weight issues, both under- and overweight
Media representation in the news
Educational approaches or advantage/disadvantage
Dating and love
Any other topics of interest
Panel proposals are welcome and encouraged, however single papers will be combined with other similarly themed papers to form panels.
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