CFP: Disability and Its Discontents (Seminar) * NeMLA March 21-24, 2013 * ABSTRACTS DUE 9/30

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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

Disability and Its Discontents (Seminar)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University
**Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2012**

Many 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 and

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The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

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.