Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance

deadline for submissions: 
October 5, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
45th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
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Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance 

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance for the 45th Annual Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, FL. We invite research on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability as it pertains to casting and depictions of those with disabilities in playtexts and dramatic performance. The conference will allow hybrid attendance and presentations.

Papers should be 15 minutes in length, written for oral presentation, and accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience. Scholars and artists in all languages and literatures are invited to email a 250 word abstract in English to Dr. Mary Lutze at Mary.Lutze@uafs.edu by 5 October 2022. 

With abstract submissions, please include paper title, author’s name, status (faculty, graduate student, other/scholar-at-large), institutional affiliation, and postal address at top left. Abstracts must present a clear argument and have an appropriate scope (usually two or fewer works) as well as an apparent engagement with Disability Studies and drama.  Please send your abstract in .docx, .txt, or .rtf format.  

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Mary Lutze at Mary.Lutze@uafs.edu.