Disney and Its Worlds

deadline for submissions: 
June 10, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 117th Conference
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From starting its own streaming service to producing live action recreations of its most successful animated films, Disney has had a fruitful year. Disney films are both a reflection and also a creator of social norms, and critical response has interpreted the intertextual heteroglossia of discourse between films and society to assess how Disney ideology is absorbed, reflected, rejected, or altered. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, adaptations studies, spatial or historical analysis, feminist and queer readings, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged. This session also grants particular consideration to papers that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send in the Clowns" (for example, we encourage panelists to consider analyzing the presence of clowns in the recently-released Dumbo film and its source text!).

CALL FOR PAPERS: Disney and Its Worlds

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"
Abstract Proposal Deadline: Monday, June 10
Conference Early Bird Payment/PAMLA Membership Deadline: Monday, July 15
Late Conference Payment Fees: After Tuesday, October 1
Final Deadline for Membership/Conference Payments to be listed on the program: Tuesday, October 15

You may now View the 2019 PAMLA Conference Call for Papers List with over 160 approved sessions, and submit an abstract.

The 2019 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 14-17 weekend, in beautiful San Diego, California once again! Do consider joining us at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel this year, and as many PAMLA attendees can attest, the conference itself is sure to be an incredibly enjoyable, friendly, and rigorous experience for scholars at all stages in their professional careers. Go to https://www.pamla.org/2019 for more information. See also our General Membership tab for PAMLA newcomers here: https://pamla.org/2019/general-membershippayment-policies!

At this time, you may now Submit a Proposal for the 2019 PAMLA Conference via our new conference and registration portal at https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/home/cfp. To submit an abstract, you will first need to Create a User Account. When you create your account, you'll be able to choose one of the many affiliations we have on file, or if your affiliation isn't available, choose "Not Listed" and then type your affiliation in.