Queer and Queer Crip Resiliency and Care (2023 NeMLA Convention, WGSC)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice (2018) details, through a series of essays, the disabled queer community's knack for finding "ways to keep each other alive when the state is fucked, and community is fucked and inadequate too" (63). From care webs to mutual aid to political organizing, Piepzna-Samarasinha both champions and advocates for a care-taking by and for the communities it aims to serve, one that fosters self-determination, legibility, and resiliency. This panel invites proposals that center in their research and analysis the doing of queer and queer crip care work. This may include examples of mutual aid in fictional representations of these communities or the real-life manifestations in popular culture, communities, and classrooms. This panel is particularly interested in exploring how care work continues to be radicalized by and for the queer and queer crip communities to meet their unique and ever-evolving needs.

Resiliance is the theme for the 2023 NeMLA Convention, an anchor term for critical and creative work that explores how we bear up under trauma, reverse social and racial marginalization, environmental destruction, counter ablesim, and how we celebrate bodily, cognitive and neurological difference, access silenced voices, recover from a pandemic, and struggle to save the humanities, humanity itself, from the maw of neoliberalism.

For abstract submission guidelines and to submit an abstract, visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19945

Questions about this panel should be directed to Julia Reade at jreade@murraystate.edu

Convention Information:

March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls