Cut the Schmaltzy Music: Representations of Disability in Reality Competition Shows
This session seeks papers that look at how disability is depicted in reality competition series. Participants are encouraged to consider the edit that the contestant(s) received and whether accommodations were provided during the competition. How are contestants asked to represent, and educate audiences of, a diverse community that includes those with invisible and/or silent disabilities?
The conference is being held by the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 23-26, 2023, 2022 in Niagra Falls, NY.
NeMLA uses a user-based system to process abstract submissions. Interested scholars should submit 250-word abstracts to chair Lindsay Bryde through the NeMLA website using the link: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19931.