Apologies for cross-posting. This is a reminder for the CFP below. The deadline for abstracts is June 30th:
With Disney’s initial apathetic response to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill which recently passed in the state of Florida, it is time to shed light on Disney’s complex relationship with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Recently, there have been works which briefly discuss the relationship of queerness and Disney, such as Sean Griffin’s Tinker Bells and Evil Queens (2000), Melanie S. Kohnen Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race (2016), Jennifer Sandlin and Julie Garlen’s edited collection Disney, Culture, and Curriculum (2016), and Joseph Brennan’s edited collection Queerbaiting and Fandom (2019). However, the queer artist/contributor has yet to be the main topic of discussion. These previous works shed light on these areas, but a sustained scholarly inquiry to bring this insight to the forefront and examine the historical and cultural significance of The Walt Disney Company’s complex relationship with the queer community has yet to be done.
The edited collection seeks to illuminate the various aspects and areas that the LGBTQIA2S+ community has impacted and been a part of in relation to The Walt Disney Company worldwide. This collection is looking to take part in the Transnational Queer Histories (TGH) book series with De Gruyter.
In the company’s history, The Walt Disney Company has had a substantial amount of queer artists work with them and for them on almost every project – from films, the merchandising, to the creation of their parks.
Abstracts on the following topics are welcome:
This is not an all-inclusive list, and abstracts on other areas on the relationship between The Walt Disney Company and the LGBTQIA2S+ community, or queerness, are welcome. This includes queerness and its interaction with any company of which is owned by The Walt Disney Company (Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, etc.).
Please submit a proposal (300-500 words), and a short biography (100-200 words) which states your name, affiliation, and email.
Abstracts are due by June 30th at midnight BST.
A selection of authors will be invited to submit full papers between 6,000 to 8,000 words. Please note that acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee publication, given that all papers will undergo peer review.
Send abstracts to: Brittany.email@example.com
Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2022
Notification to authors: 15 July 2022
Deadline for submission of full papers: 24 February 2023
With Disney’s initial apathetic response to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill which recently passed in the state of Florida, it is time to shed light on Disney’s complex relationship with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu
I thank you for your time and look forward to any and all submissions.
All the best,
University College London - CMII Department