Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance

deadline for submissions: 
October 8, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
46th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
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46th Annual Comparative Drama Conference 

Conference Dates: April 4 - 6, 2024

Location: Orlando, Florida 

Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 1, 2023


Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance 

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability studies in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research on representation, imagery, symbolism, societal regulation, social impact, or the construction of disability as it pertains to casting and depictions of those with disabilities in playtexts and dramatic performance. 

Papers should be 15 minutes in length, written for oral presentation, and accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience. Scholars and artists in all languages and literatures are invited to email a 250 word abstract in English to Dr. Mary Lutze at Mary.Lutze@uafs.edu by 8 October 2023 for full consideration. With abstract submissions, please include paper title, author’s name, status (faculty, graduate student, other/scholar-at-large), institutional affiliation, and postal address at top left. Abstracts must present a clear argument and have an appropriate scope (usually two or fewer works) as well as an apparent engagement with Disability Studies and drama.  Please send your abstract in .docx, .txt, or .rtf format.  

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Mary Lutze at Mary.Lutze@uafs.edu.