Tuesday, August 07, 2012

CFP: VariAbilities (4-7 July 2013, Emory University)

From DS-Hum:
VariAbilities: A conference on the history and representation of the body in its diversity
Emory University
4-7 July 2013
It is no longer useful to distinguish people by the binary opposition able-bodied/disabled. We now recognize people on a continuum of ability on which no-one is entirely able-bodied or entirely disabled. But was it always true? And if it is true now, does this require that we reconsider the use of binary oppositions when understanding people and their capabilities? VariAbilit(ies) is an interdisciplinary conference which will explore these questions. It will focus on the body and how it was treated and represented throughout history. Subject areas will include: Literary representations The Asylum The History of Poor Relief Gender/ Sexuality Disability and Aesthetics Disability and Race And anything else you are interested in
Please send abstracts (300 Words by 30 October 2012) to:
Chris Mounsey University of Winchester chris.mounsey@winchester.ac.uk
Paul Kelleher Emory University pkelleh@emory.edu
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