CFP: Disability, HIV/AIDS & Culture (3/15/07; MLA '07)

full name / name of organization: 
Bell, Christopher

Disconnections and missed connections between the spheres of disability, HIV/AIDS and culture. How do the three inform each other? How can they be (and are they) prioritized and with what investments? Which (types of) individuals navigate the three spheres and with what results?


Potential topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:


Representation in literature, music and art

Reception and reception theory

Knowledge production

Activism and histories of activism

Ideologies of "cure"

Politics and body politics

Identity and identity construction



Submissions must be received by 15 March 2007. Send to Chris Bell at


All submissions will be anonymously peer-reviewed by members of the MLA's Executive Committee of the Division on Disability Studies. All submissions will receive a response. Selected participants must register as MLA members by 31 March. See <> for more information on registration and/or the convention.

Chris Bell
PhD Student in English
Nottingham Trent University
Society for Disability Studies

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