Film & History 2013 Conference
Making Movie$: The Figure of Money On and Off the Screen

Of Money and Mice:
Animated Representations of Class, Wealth, and Consumer Culture

Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2013

For generations, animation has delivered messages, both subtle and obvious, about class and wealth to its young audiences, helping to form ideas about affluence, lifestyle, and consumerism. According to the New York Times, in 1934: “M. Mouse is poorly paid [and] even the Three Little Pigs earn little.” Did Mickey and Porky enter the middle class along with the rest of America? Is there a default class in animation? How did consumer culture influence the image of class and money on the screen?

This area seeks papers that explore animated representations of money, class, and consumer culture either in front of or behind the camera. We welcome papers on animation from Hollywood and beyond, examining feature-length, short subject, and television cartoons.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Proposals for complete panels (three or four related presentations) are also welcome, but they must include an abstract and contact information, including an email address, for each presenter.

Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2013

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Please send submissions or queries to the area chair:

Tiffany Knoell
Bowling Green State University

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