CFP: Special Topic: Disney Studies at NEPCA 2020

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference
contact email: 

CFP: Special Topic: Disney Studies at NEPCA 2020

2020 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)

Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24 

Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

Proposals due June 1, 2020 


Directions for Submission:

The Special Topic: Disney Studies invites submissions from scholars and independent researchers for topics related to Disney. The intent behind this area is to foster dialogue about an entertainment corporation that has seeped and inspired many facets of popular culture. Submission topics are welcome for any Disney-related topic, including but not limited to:


  • Theme Parks and hyperreality

  • Animation (films, process)

  • Princesses, Pirates, and everything in between

  • Walt Disney

  • Imagineering and urban planning

  • Disney+, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, The Wonderful World of Disney

  • DisneyNature, the True Life Adventures, and Ecology

  • Diversity and Disney Hegemony


NOTE: Proposals for acquired properties (e.g. Star Wars, The Muppets) are welcome, but need to connect to Disney.


Presentations will be limited to 15 or 20 minutes in length depending on the final panel size.


Please submit your proposal via the 2020 Proposal form online: 


Please select “Special Topics for 2020: Disney Studies” as your designated area.  Both proposals for individual papers and complete panels will be considered. The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2020. 

Please direct questions regarding this CFP to Disney Studies area chair, Shelly Jones, SUNY Delhi,