Bodies in Place: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (NEMLA, April 3-6)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
mjcella@ship.edu

Bodies in Place: Disability and the Environment in American Literature

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

This panel seeks a broad range of papers exploring how disability challenges normative constructions of the body-environment dyad. For example, how does disability-centered American literature negotiate the relationship between embodiment and emplacement? How might literature by people with disabilities contribute to a more inclusive ecocriticism? How might we re-examine ‘canonical’ American environmental literature through a disability studies lens? Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and brief bio to Matthew Cella at mjcella@ship.edu.

Deadline: September 30, 2013
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2014/cfp.html

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian