Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "Disability as a Social Phenomenon" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
April 30-May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014
Using the interactive social model of disability proposed by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a point of departure, this panel will address disability as it appears in French and Francophone literature. In what format or genre is the account presented? To what extent, if any, does the narrator or character witness to history? What emphasis does the narrator or character give environmental conditions or does he or she focus on other elements?
Chair: Jane E Evans