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CFP: Emerging Fields: Developing a British Cultural Disability Studies (UK) (4/25/07; 5/26/07-5/27/07)
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"Emerging Fields: Developing a British Cultural Disability Studies"
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2007
Liverpool John Moores University
Inaugural Conference of the
Cultural Disability Studies Research Network
Disability Studies is a broadly interdisciplinary field that encompasses the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. However, British Disability Studies has thus far included the latter two at the expense of the former. The inaugural conference of the Cultural Disability Studies Research Network seeks to explore the merits and challenges of including the humanities in the growing academic discourse surrounding disability. It aims to introduce and examine the positioning and development of the disparate fields which are currently pursuing a Cultural Disability Studies agenda and provide a much needed forum for debating future developments.
Papers are invited that consider questions such as:
* Why has British Disability Studies been reluctant to engage culturally?
We encourage scholarship on the intersections possible with (and within) the topic of disability, areas of disability activism and the academic arena of Disability Studies:
* disability and medical/scientific discourse;
The conference aims to be as inclusive as possible and contributors are invited to interpret the themes broadly. Titles, abstracts for papers (250 words) or expressions of interest with a brief biography are invited for submission by Friday 27th April 2007. Papers from postgraduate students are especially welcome.
For further details please contact:
Irene Rose I.E.Rose_at_ljmu.ac.uk <mailto:I.E.Rose_at_ljmu.ac.uk> Rebecca Mallet R.Mallett_at_shu.ac.uk <mailto:R.Mallett_at_shu.ac.uk> or Claire Molloy molloyc_at_edgehill.ac.uk <mailto:molloyc_at_edgehill.ac.uk>
c/o MCCA, Dean Walters Building, LJMU, Liverpool, L1 7BR.