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Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "Disability as a Social Phenomenon" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Canada
09/30/2014

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

Academic
Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "The Mind, the Medium, the Message: Neuroatypicals in Popular Culture" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Canada
09/30/2014

Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "The Mind, the Medium, the Message: Neuroatypicals in Popular Culture" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

April 30-May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

This panel will explore the ways that popular culture depicts those with differently-wired brains. From bipolar disorder in Homeland and Silver Linings Playbook to the rising popularity of spectrum-focused autopathographies, how popular media portrays and marginalises madness and other neuroatypical manifestations can tell us a lot about the relationship that society has with illness and, ultimately, what we value in ourselves and in one another.

Chair: Julie M Johannes

Academic
Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "Italian Cinema and Disability" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Canada
09/30/2014

Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "Italian Cinema and Disability" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

April 30-May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

The primary goal of this session is to discuss how disability is represented or misrepresented in Italian cinema. We welcome papers on Italian movies that represent people affected by visual, hearing, speech, physical, or learning impairments, and that investigate the aesthetic and political undertones of these representations.

Chair: Carmela Scala

Academic
Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "Ability, Disability, and the Human" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Canada
09/30/2014

Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "Ability, Disability, and the Human" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

April 30-May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

This panel considers disability studies as a foundational discourse for engaging the socially and culturally expressed nature of the human being. It will address how questions of dis/ability are fundamental to or paradigmatic for conceiving what counts as human, what is acceptable for humans to do, what permits access to material and ideological value, and other matters that depend on how human existence is articulated. We will see how these issues emerge in literary texts and other cultural documents, including in various media and criticism.

Chair: Scott DeShong

Academic
Call for Fiction for a Session Entitled "Mad Women in the Twenty-First Century" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Canada
09/30/2014

Call for Fiction for a Session Entitled "Mad Women in the Twenty-First Century" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

April 30-May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Mad women in many incarnations have a long tradition in literary history. Much has changed for women in the last fifty years, and as NeMLA features madness as a theme, it seems appropriate to ask what makes for a twenty-first century mad woman? Or what makes women mad in the twenty-first century? Please send fiction for a fifteen-minute presentation that grapples with this theme.

Chair: Mary Lannon

Academic, Writer
Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "Victorians, Suicide, and Self-Harm" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Canada
09/30/2014

Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "Victorians, Suicide, and Self-Harm" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

April 30-May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

This panel seeks papers on self-harming and suicidal behaviors in Victorian literature. What can self-harming behaviors reveal about Victorian concerns with sexuality, legality, morality, psychology? How does suicide intersect with concerns relating to gender, race, or social class?

Chair: Amber Hastings

Academic
Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "‘Hysteria Beyond Freud’: Nineteenth-Century Nerves" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Canada
09/30/2014

Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "‘Hysteria Beyond Freud’: Nineteenth-Century Nerves" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

April 30-May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

How are we setting new ground for our cultural and literary approaches to hysteria, or revisiting and problematizing previous conceptions? This roundtable invites redefinitions of the representation and use of hysteria in long nineteenth-century literature, medical texts, and art. Presenters may explore the intersection of hysteria with the national body, gender ideology, form or genre, political affinity, iconic cultural discourses, etc. Please submit 300-400 word abstracts to Melissa Rampelli.

Chair: Melissa Rampelli
 

Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "Dramatizing Old Age: Ability, Impairment, and Old Age in Early Modern England" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Canada
09/30/2014

Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "Dramatizing Old Age: Ability, Impairment, and Old Age in Early Modern England" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

April 30-May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

This panel seeks papers that contextualize early modern examples of old age within modern disability studies. Are ability and the normative body temporary? Do protestations of impairment by these aged speakers match their dramatic reality? Please send submissions that center on old age and early modern England, such as generational politics and the English court or old age and performance, to Will Youngman.

Chair: Will Youngman

Academic
Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "‘(Im)modest Witnesses’: Women and Scientific Work in the Long Eighteenth Century" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Canada
09/30/2014

Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "‘(Im)modest Witnesses’: Women and Scientific Work in the Long Eighteenth Century" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

April 30-May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Feminist critics argue that when Robert Boyle proposed his ideal scientific spectator, the ‘modest witness,’ he set an exclusionary standard, barring women from scientific production. This panel explores femininity and the female body in the making of scientific knowledge from the Scientific Revolution to the early 1800s. Did women employ discrete processes or ideologies, devise experiments, and construct evidence in ways that were fundamentally distinct from the masculine university model? Broadly, how did gender affect their scientific acts?

Chairs: Nicole Day, Anna Sagal

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "The Politics of Self-Representation in Autism Memoirs and Testimonies" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Canada
09/30/2014

Call for Papers for a Session Entitled "The Politics of Self-Representation in Autism Memoirs and Testimonies" at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

April 30-May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

The autism memoir or testimonial has become a growth industry. This panel will consider a raft of questions on the nature and impact of this burgeoning genre. Are there formal and stylistic characteristics of so-called 'autie-biographies'? Do these characteristics also hold for parental/caregiver narratives? Do they bear specific affective and political implications accessible to a range of theoretical interventions, from queer to psychoanalytic to affective to disability? What role do these formal elements play in the popularity of the genre?

Chair: Joseph Valente

Academic, Social Scientist

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