PAMLA 2016: Disney and Its Worlds (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. 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, spatial or historical analysis, Feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

Submit proposals of roughly 500 words as well as a 50-word abstract by June 10, 2016. Proposals must be submitted through the PAMLA online system: http://www.pamla.org/node/add/proposal.

You can find out more regarding PAMLA sessions and topic areas here: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas.

The 2016 PAMLA conference will be held in Pasadena, California, from Friday, November 11, through Sunday, November 13, at the Westin Pasadena. More information is available at the PAMLA website, http://www.pamla.org/2016. Conference guidelines and procedures, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, can be found at http://www.pamla.org/2016/guidelines-and-procedures.

For further information or for questions about the session, please contact Jeremiah Axelrod at axelrod@oxy.edu