112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

Disability in American Literature

Presiding Officer: 
Lina Geriguis, Chapman University

This panel invites papers that examine identity politics in American literature from the following theoretical perspectives: disability as a form of diversity, human variation, and/or otherness; the complex embodiment theory; intersectionality; ideology of able-bodiedness. Accepted papers would engage with the following questions: What intersections can be located between the theory of social justice and the disability theory? How do the enforced systems of exclusion and oppression shape disability identity? How does disability correspond to race, class, sexuality, gender, and class as a marker of identity? How are disability studies related to minority studies? How does the inclusion of disability revise the theory of minority identity?

Status: 
Closed (not accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions

Topic Type: 
Special Session