The Boundaries of Autism (MLA 2012/abstracts due 3/21)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Julia.rodas@bcc.cuny.edu and Diana.Paulin@trincoll.edu.

The Boundaries of Autism. An opportunity to explore autism’s contested identities: Defining autism; autism “spectrum”; changing diagnostic criteria; “high functioning” vs. “profoundly autistic”; autism and disability hierarchy; self-diagnosis. 250-word abstracts, March 21. Julia.rodas@bcc.cuny.edu and Diana.Paulin@trincoll.edu.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
science_and_culture
theory