CFP: Disability Studies (6/15/07; MAPACA, 11/2/07-11/4/07)

full name / name of organization: 
alison smith
contact email: 
feministwriter@hotmail.com

Disability Studies

Mid-Atlantic Popular | American Culture Association
18th Annual Conference
Call for Papers 2007 MAPACA Conference
November 2-4, 2007
Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia

Proposals for papers, panels and round-tables are invited for the 2007
MAPACA conference in Philadelphia, PA. The conference offers a wide range of
research areas in Popular Culture and American Culture.

Disability Studies is a recent and growing discipline that draws on work
done in fields as diverse as history, health sciences, English,
anthropology, women's studies, and education. Papers interested in exploring
the lived experience of disability, fictional representations of disability,
or disability studies itself are all equally welcome. Following are some
possible questions to consider: What gives a human life value? How does a
culture's attitudes about disability reveal its most basic assumptions and
ideologies? How does the lived experience of disability vary according to
class, gender, race, sexuality, or culture? How have our definitions of
disability changed over time? How does the media (mis?)represent people with
disabilities? And what is often left out when we talk/teach disability
studies?

Please send a one-page (250-300 word) email proposal to ALISON SMITH (Chair)
(feministwriter_at_hotmail.com) before June 15, 2007. Include a brief CV or bio
and any A/V needs. THERE SHOULD BE NO ATTACHMENTS—PLEASE SEND EVERYTHING IN
THE BODY OF ONE EMAIL.

Note: only slide projectors, carousels, screens and combined VCR/DVD players
with monitors are provided. Single papers, three or four person panels,
round-tables and alternative formats are encouraged. You may submit
proposals to more than one area, but you may present only ONE paper at the
conference. For more information (including descriptions of each area, how
to submit, and other conference-related material), please visit MAPACA
online newsletter, The Gazette, at www.mapacagazette.net.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 15, 2007

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond