Call for Papers: Disability and its Discontents (Seminar)
44th Annual Convention Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) March 21-24, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts
The 44th Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2012
Disability and its Discontents (Seminar)
Recent theorizations of disability tend either to abstract disabled experience to the point of ontological indistinction or conceptualize it in terms of well-established theoretical discourses. While these moves have expanded disability studies’ potential interdisciplinary applications, they also give rise to a question that is crucial to the future of disability studies: What makes disability a different means of approaching identity theory? Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Joel_Simundich@brown.edu and Jessica_Tabak@brown.edu.