UPDATE: Autism and Representation (UK) (1/7/06; 2/24/06-2/25/06)
Due to recent publicity in the UK national newspaper the Guardian, this colloquium has now been extended to run over two days - Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2006.
Like wise the deadline to register an interest or submit a panel/paper has now been extended to January 7th 2006.
Autism and Representation - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
A Two Day Colloquium hosted by the Association for Research in Popular Fictions
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2006
Does autism represent a paradigm shift for cultural studies, or indeed, the humanities? How, in the reflexive awareness of the influence of our work, can cultural theorists respond to such a phenomenon while respecting the integrity of autists and their communities?
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
Autism and art , Autism and history, Autism and the media, Autism and literature, Autistic creativity, Autism and poetry , Autism and the internet, Autism and advocacy, Autism and gender, Autism and popular cinema, Autism and documentary, Autism and childhood, Autism and adulthood, The contemporary 'rediscovery' of autism, Autism, cognitive impairment and contemporary disability theory, Autism and psychoanalysis, Medicalised discourses of autism, Contemporary representations of neuroscientific research, Photography and Autism, Autism and Genre, Autism and autobiography
We seek papers from any perspective that address the cultural impact of different articulations of autism.
To register an interest please submit an abstract or outline of up to 250 words with a brief biography by 7th Jan 2006.
Contact: Irene Rose, MCCA, Liverpool John Moores University, Dean Walters Building, St James Road, Liverpool L1 7BR
A list of confirmed speakers is available by request
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