Disability Studies Session

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA / Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 

119th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference

Friday, November 11, 2022-Sunday, November 13, 2022
UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, CA (Hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles)

Disability Studies is a vibrant field of interdisciplinary academic inquiry that examines the ways that disability has been constructed in society, culture, and history. This session invites papers focused on texts from a wide variety of genres, media, cultures, and/or historical periods whose analyses are informed by disability theory and, by extension, experiences of disability. Papers may address physical and/or mental disabilities, as well as issues surrounding pain, illness, and invisible disabilities. We particularly welcome essays that engage with the conference theme, “Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian,” as well as those informed by the recent intersectional turn in Disability Studies, which, influenced by work in critical race studies, material feminism, and queer theory, has moved the field beyond forms of identity politics to intersectional identities and coalitional politics. 


Please submit your proposal here: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18470

Contact Maura Brady (bradymt@lemoyne.edu) with any questions.