CFP: [Poetry] William Carlos Williams and the Problems of Embodiment: Disability, Medicine and Trauma Studies
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 Williamsâ€™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 Williamsâ€™s
writings. Please submit an abstract of one page and a short CV to
edith_vasquez_at_pitzer.edu before 15 March 2009.
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