Disney and the Middle Ages (Kalamazoo ICMS 2022)

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Joshua T. Parks
contact email: 

The Walt Disney Company's films, theme parks, and other media are full of people and places coded as medieval, from the Magic Kingdom's castles and fairies to the kingdom of Arendelle in the Frozen films. This session invites papers that examine medievalism in Disney entertainment from a variety of disciplinary and critical perspectives. Papers about Disney’s recently acquired franchises (such as Star Wars, Pixar, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe) are also encouraged.

The 2022 ICMS will be held virtually May 9–14, 2022.

Please submit a 250–word abstract at the ICMS website (https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call) by September 15, 2021.