Illness and Disability Memoir as Embodied Knowledge

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Modern Language Association
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Sponsored by MLA Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession

Life writing about illness and disability as a form of theoretical knowledge. New ways of conceiving the relationship of memoir to embodiment, environment, and community. 500 word abstracts by 8 March 2013; Rachel Adams ( and Helen Deutsch (

This is a sponsored panel to be convened at the 2014 Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, January 9-12