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The Disability Studies Subject Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association welcomes proposals for our 2023 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois from 6-8 October 2023. Proposals are due 30 April 2023.
Topics may include, but are certainly not limited to:
Media representations of disability
Intersections of disability with other modes of identity and power such as race, gender, class, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, etc.
Disability advocacy organizations
Feminist Disability Studies
Narratives of disability
Disability Studies pedagogy
Disability and citizenship
Disability and communication
Disability and the Internet
Conceptualizations and critiques of Disability Studies as a field of inquiry
Trends & new directions in Disability Studies
Projects that engage neurodivergence are especially welcome!
Please submit 250-word paper or panel proposals to the Disability Studies Subject Area. Include the title of your paper/panel, name, affiliation, and email address in your proposal. For panel proposals, each presenter must have an abstract; additionally, it would be helpful if one presenter emailed the area chair with the title of the panel, list of presenters, and their email addresses. Please note you may only submit one proposal to the conference and only in one Area.
Graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit and are also invited to apply for competitively awarded MPCA/MACA travel grants at https://www.mpcaaca.org/awards-travel-grants
Proposals are due by April 30, 2023. The submission portal can be found here: https://www.mpcaaca.org/submit-panels
Information on the 2023 conference, including the broader CFP, can be found here: https://www.mpcaaca.org/2023-mpca-aca-annual-conference
If you have questions about the Disability Studies Subject Area or would like more information, please email area chair Sam Kizer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam Kizer, M.A.
Associate Instructor & Doctoral Candidate
Department of Gender Studies
Indiana University Bloomington
150 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Lindley Hall, Room 215
Bloomington, IN 47405