CFP: Seeking Panels for Sponsorship by the Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus, American Studies Association

Call for Panels: Sponsorship by the Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus of the ASA

The Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association invites submissions of childhood-and-youth-themed panels for consideration. The caucus will select two panels for sponsorship.

In 2014, the ASA meets in Los Angeles, CA, from November 6-9. The theme title is “The Fun and the Fury: Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain in the Post-American Century.” (Read the entire description of the meeting
theme here:

There is much in this theme that resonates with childhood and youth studies. A few possible approaches to explore:

-Discipline, rebellion, and agency
-Youth, athletics, money, and work
-Games, hobbies, and productivity
-“Edutainment,” consumption, and learning
-Images and visions of idyllic and threatened childhoods, and their interplay

If you would like your panel to be considered for caucus sponsorship, please submit your proposal—a panel abstract, abstracts for each paper, and short bios for each participant, including the chair/commentator—by January 16. Send your materials to Rebecca Onion ( and Nicholas Syrett (

The ASA’s submission deadline is January 26. We will let you know well before the deadline whether your panel has been chosen for sponsorship, so that selected panels can append that information to their application. You will be responsible for submitting your panel proposal to the ASA.

Please contact Rebecca Onion ( or Nicholas Syrett ( with questions.