Disability Studies and Literature 2020 Conference

Країна: Гонконг

Місто: Hong Kong

Тези до: 31.12.2019

Дати: 05.03.20 — 07.03.20

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: disabilityconference.cuhk@gmail.com

Організатори: English Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and supported by the University’s Wellness and Counselling Centre


We welcome individual papers or panel presentations that explore how texts portray people with disabilities of all kinds – physical, emotional, social, and mental. We also welcome readings of creative works, with round-table discussions, that illustrate the ways many stereotypical portrayals of the disabled undermine, invalidate, and infantilize the disabled community, and seek out literary voices that empower the disabled and question our definition of “normal.” With this conference particularly dedicated to literary disability studies, we hope to advocate for a wider awareness of disability and its lived experience, and the need to conduct further research in this critical area that ultimately concerns many, if not all of us.


Tentative keynote speakers include: 

Stuart Murray,

Professor of Contemporary Literature and Film,

Director of Centre for Medical Humanities,

University of Leeds, UK


Michael Davidson, 

Professor Emeritus of American Literature & Distinguished Professor,

University of California San Diego, USA


We seek papers for this 2-day conference on March 6-7th2020 at the Department of English of the Chinese University of Hong Kong on the following themes, and we are open to other topics related to disability, medicine and the body:


Literature and Disability

History of Disability

Disability and Gender

Transformations of the body

Philosophy of normalcy, abledness and disabledness

Trauma and affect

Disability and the law

Disability, medicine and the body in popular culture

Medical practice and issues of intersectionality

Disability and lifewriting 

Comic, film, and superhero narratives

Disability, language and learning

Веб-сторінка конференції: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2019/09/13/disability-studies-and-literature-dsal-2020-6-7-march-hong-kong