CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Special Issue of Clio: "Historicizing Disability"

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Rachel Hile
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Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, an
international triennial journal, publishes scholarly essays on three
interrelated topics:
• literature as informed by historical understandings
• historical writings considered as literature
• philosophy of history
Clio does not so much publish in three disciplines as it seeks essays that
are themselves interdisciplinary in their arguments. Our focus is
historiography, in reference to any time period and literatures. We do not
publish factual expositions of historical events or
uncontextualized "readings" of literary texts.

Clio is accepting submissions of essays for a special
issue, “Historicizing Disability.” Recent work in disability studies has
called scholars’ attention to the ways that literary and historical
writing has used disability as a marker for spiritual, moral, and
intellectual states, using imagery and description of disability to convey
meaning by activating audiences’ cultural stereotypes of disabled bodies.
Essays in this special issue will use a historiographic perspective to
approach the issue of disability, that is, how culturally and historically
specific understandings of disability inform particular works of
literature, history, or philosophy of history.

Essays should present well-focused arguments of approximately 20-30 pages
(5,000-7,500 words in a Courier 12 font). Conference papers or
dissertation chapters must be revised to make fully developed, self-
sufficient arguments. Manuscripts should use American spelling and should
follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (with discursive
footnotes kept to a minimum). List name and affiliation on a separate
cover sheet, but include only the essay's title on the manuscript itself
to facilitate blind reading of submissions.

Electronic essay submissions are preferred. We also need complete contact
information, including preferred E-mail address and street address. Please
send your essay by February 15, 2009, as an E-mail attachment to

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