Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules


Please join us for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2018
National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 28–31, 2018.


Submission Deadline:  October 1, 2017


I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA Area Motherhood/Fatherhood on any aspect of motherhood and/or fatherhood in popular culture.

Possible topics to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • TV shows, including talk shows, family dramas, sitcoms, and animation
  • print and electronic journalism, including magazines and gossip rags
  • film (documentary and narrative)
  • music
  • politics, including the impact of the Trump presidency on motherhood and fatherhood
  • reproductive technologies
  • law and policy; maternal and paternal activism/organizations
  • celebrity culture
  • internet and digital technologies, including blogging, online “mompreneurship,” parenting apps
  • advertising and marketing
  • visual art including photography, scrapbooking, mixed media
  • graphic fiction/memoir
  • best-selling literatures including mommy lit, momoirs, and dadlit
  • pregnancy manuals and “expert” parenting guides/literature
  • fashion

Abstracts (200-250 words) will be accepted and must be submitted online at:


Please send all inquiries to:

Kathryn Pallister

Communications Studies

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada