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JLCDS Call for Papers: 'French and Francophone World Disability Studies'
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Liverpool University Press
CFP: A special issue of Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
Guest Editors: Tammy Berberi and Christian Flaugh
Deadline for 1-2 page proposal and single page curriculum vitae: 1 June 2014
With this special issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, editors wish to explore both long-standing and contemporary contributions to disability studies in the humanities from French-language world regions. In essays spanning the French Enlightenment and colonial expansion to the present, this issue seeks to reevaluate the impact of French and Francophone world thought on disability studies and the influence that questions of bodily abilities have had on intellectual and philosophical transformations. It aspires to restore foundational disability studies texts to the cultural and theoretical contexts that gave rise to them as well as to explore new potential revealed by this remapping.
This issue will provide a means for articulating the field of French and Francophone world disability studies as it situates it in a global geography and humanity of disability studies. It will also examine the transnational and trans-regional intersections between disability studies broadly conceived, continental French studies, and Francophone world studies.
Essays on any aspect of French and Francophone world disability studies will be considered, but might usefully explore:
- what it means to "be," to live, or to write from a disabled perspective
JLCDS is an English-language journal. While initial abstracts are welcome in either French or English, full submissions accepted for publication must be submitted in English.
Questions may be directed to guest editors: berberit[at]morris.umn.edu and cflaugh[at]buffalo.edu
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