CFP: [Poetry] William Carlos Williams and the Problems of Embodiment: Disability, Medicine and Trauma Studies

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Edith Vasquez
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William Carlos Williams Society panel CFP: MLA Convention, Philadelphia
27-30 December 2009

This panel invites papers for a session dedicated to William Carlos
Williams and disability studies. As a growing and significant field in
American literature, disability and trauma studies question the
assumptions of a normative and healthy reader, critic, and writer.
This panel hopes to offer a selection of papers focused at the crossroads
of disability and trauma studies and Williams in any area of interest.

Papers which focus on Williams’s view of poetry as diagnostic, restorative,
medicinal, or ameliorative are welcomed. We especially seek papers
centering on illness/disease/trauma/disability as embodied states of being
as well as
social, theoretical, critical, or conceptual figurations in Williams’s
writings. Please submit an abstract of one page and a short CV to before 15 March 2009.

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