UPDATE: Disability and Performance (4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

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Fox, Ann
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Call for Papers

2006 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention
Charlotte, N.C.
November 10-12, 2006

Special Session: Disability and Performance=20

Proposals are invited that explore the intersection of disability and
performance. All approaches, methodologies, and topics are welcome. Of
particular interest: disability in dramatic literature or film;
disability as it intersects with the performance of other identities;
performances of disability in literature or film that interrogate,
investigate, or undermine typical metaphorical uses of the disabled
body; performances of disability that fragment the boundaries of
representation; the self-performance of disability by writers inside and
outside of disability culture; the performance of disability culture
through literature and film; borderline performances of disability;
engaging the stare and stigma through performance; the performance of
disability in popular culture; the performance of disability activism;
"normalcy" as performance; performing myriad (and sometimes conflicting)
disability identities in literature and film. =20

Queries welcome; please e-mail Ann Fox (anfox_at_davidson.edu). Please send
500-word proposals by April 1, 2006 to Ann Fox, Associate Professor,
English Department, Davidson College, P.O. Box 6943, Davidson, NC
28035-6943. Proposals may also be e-mailed (in Microsoft Word format)
to anfox_at_davidson.edu. If you need audiovisual equipment for your
presentation, please send a written request with your proposal.

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