Organization: Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
Disability Studies is a vibrant field of interdisciplinary academic inquiry that examines the ways 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 historical periods whose analyses are informed by disability theory and/or 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, “Shifting Perspectives,” and those informed by new developments in Disability Studies, including the recent turn toward intersectionality and coalitional politics, disability in pre-modern texts and cultures, and emergent theories and models of disability.
Please submit your proposal to https://pamla.ballastacademic. com/Home/S/18831
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