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Mike Budd <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 16 Feb 2000 23:09:18 -0800
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>>The following conference is an academic event and is not in any way
>>sponsored or approved by the Walt Disney Company.
>>MARCH 15, 2000
>>Rethinking Disney: Private Control and Public Dimensions
>>An international, interdisciplinary conference on all aspects of the Disney
>>November 9-12, 2000
>>Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
>>Presented by the Comparative Studies Public Intellectuals Program
>>and the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic
>>Conference announcement and call for papers.
>>Deadline for abstracts or session proposals: March 15, 2000
>>Plenary Speakers:
>>Jean Baudrillard, Winona LaDuke, Andrew Ross, and Janet Wasko
>>Invited Speakers:
>>Susan Fainstein, Richard Foglesong, Karen Klugman, Susan Willis, Sharon
>>Zukin and others
>>From small cartoon maker in the 1920s to today's multinational corporation,
>>the Disney enterprise, its products and practices, have become increasingly
>>significant around the world. In recent years scholars and other
>>commentators have focused attention on Disney, drawing on a variety of
>>disciplines and conceptual frameworks, including anthropology, art,
>>architecture, business, ethnic studies, film and media studies, cultural
>>studies, gender studies, geography, history, marketing, political science,
>>popular culture, rhetoric, and urban planning.
>>This conference seeks to bring a wide range of approaches to Disney studies
>>into productive juxtaposition. At the same time, in line with its public
>>intellectual focus, the conference seeks to facilitate dialogue not only
>>among academic intellectuals but also between those intellectuals and
>>diverse publics. Thus the program committee particularly encourages
>>proposals for workshops, poster sessions and other innovative formats for
>>public discussion and participation as well as accessible, non-technical
>>scholarly papers.
>>The conference will focus special attention on the public dimensions of the
>>Disney phenomenon. Examples of public themes and issues include the
>>The Disney Corporation as Educator and Historian
>>Representations of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
>>Art and Architecture:  Private Property, Public Environments
>>Disney Marketing: Synergy and Control
>>Disney around the World: Globalization, Culture, and Political Economy
>>Living in Disney's Celebration:  Utopia or Fantasy World?
>>Theme Parks:  Simulation, Rationalization, Consumption
>>Making Worlds: From Cartoons to Theme Parks to City Planning
>>The Walt Disney Company:  Corporate, Labor, and Cultural Histories
>>Submission Information:
>>The deadline for proposing papers, panels, and other presentations is
>>February 15, 2000.
>>To submit a proposal for a paper, poster, or other individual presentation,
>>please mail, fax, or e-mail the following information:
>> Presentation title
>> Your name, address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, and a short
>>biographical note
>> Your proposed format: paper, poster, or other
>> Your technical requirements (audio-visual)
>> A description (300-400 words) of your presentation, including
>>       Its objectives and content
>>       Its target audience (academic, public, or both)
>>       Your plans to involve participants (optional)
>>The program committee also welcomes other presentation formats, such as
>>panels organized by participants. To submit a proposal for a preconstituted
>>panel, workshop, or other session, please send the following:
>> Session title, with a 50-100 word description
>> Your name, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address
>> The name, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of all
>>presenters, as well as the chair and the respondent
>> Your technical requirements (audio-visual)
>> Presentation titles for all panel presenters, with 300-400 word
>>All proposals are refereed, and only those most appropriate for the
>>conference will be selected.
>>Please submit completed proposals, and direct general inquiries and
>>requests for registration material to:
>>Stefanie Gapinski, Conference Coordinator
>>(561) 297-0035
>>FAX: (561) 297-2100
>>e-mail: [log in to unmask]
>>Please direct program inquiries to:
>>Mike Budd, Department of Communication
>>Chair, Program Committee
>>e-mail: [log in to unmask]
>>The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
>>Florida Atlantic University
>>777 Glades Road
>>P. O. Box 3091
>>Boca Raton, FL  33431
>>For additional and updated information about the conference, please visit
>>our Website at:
>>Stefanie Gapinski
>>Coordinator of Public Functions
>>Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
>>Florida Atlantic University
>>777 Glades Road
>>Boca Raton, FL  33431
>>phone: 561-297-0035
>>fax: 561-297-2100
>>e-mail: [log in to unmask]
>>"What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power,
>>and magic in it." Goethe

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