VariAbilit(ies) - The History of Disability

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Mounsey, University of WInchester
contact email: 
chris.mounsey@winchester.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

Paul Kelleher and Chris Mounsey, are running a small but wide ranging academic conference on the History of Disability (all periods). Variabilit(ies) will run at Emory University between the 4th and 7th July 2013.

We wonder whether you have paper that you would like to give at this small wide ranging conference that follows the format of Chris’s successful Queer People Conferences.

You can find the call on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/VariAbilities)

and follow us on Twitter
(https://twitter.com/VaribConf).

A conference on the history and representation of the body in its diversity

Emory University, 4-7 July 2013

It is no longer useful to distinguish people by the binary opposition able-bodied/disabled. We now recognize people on a continuum of ability on which no-one is entirely able-bodied or entirely disabled. But was it always true? And if it is true now, does this require that we reconsider the use of binary oppositions when understanding people and their capabilities? VariAbilit(ies) is an interdisciplinary conference which will explore these questions. It will focus on the body and how it was treated and represented throughout history. Subject areas will include:

Literary representations
The Asylum
The History of Poor Relief
Gender/ Sexuality
Disability and Aesthetics
Disability and Race
And anything else you are interested in

Please send abstracts (300 Words by 30 October 2012) to:

Chris Mounsey
University of Winchester
chris.mounsey@winchester.ac.uk

Paul Kelleher
Emory University
pkelleh@emory.edu

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