CFP: Disability Studies (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
alison smith

CFP for Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, October
26-28, 2006, Baltimore, MD (Wyndham Inner Harbor Hotel) – Disability

We invite submissions for several sessions on Disability Studies.
Individual papers and complete panels of three or four presenters are
Disability Studies is a recent and growing discipline that draws on work
done in fields
as diverse as history, health sciences, English, anthropology, women's
and education. Papers interested in exploring the lived experience of
fictional representations of disability, or disability studies itself are
all equally welcome.
Following are some possible questions to consider: What gives a human life
How does a culture's attitudes about disability reveal its most basic
and ideologies? How does the lived experience of disability vary according
to class, gender,
race, sexuality, or culture? How have our definitions of disability changed
over time?
How does the media (mis?)represent people with disabilities? And what is
often left out
when we talk/teach disability studies?

Send a 150-word abstract (including AV needs -- but only vcr-dvd/monitor and
projector/screens) and a brief cv (as a Word Attachment), via email
(include the title of your paper/presentation and your academic (if any)
affiliation in the
body of the email) before June 15, 2006 to:
A. Smith

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