International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

CfP: “Disability and Disciplines” Hope University, Liverpool

By In CFP On September 29, 2016

Disability and Disciplines taking place next year in the UK.

Disability and Science Fiction

Calling all disability and science fiction scholars,

I am proposing a disability and science fiction panel for the Centre of Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University’s “Disability and Disciplines”: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies on 5-6 July 2017. The conference is taking place in Liverpool in the UK and is, in general, looking for work that is interdisciplinary in nature. For example, I am putting forward a paper proposal that draws upon a range of disciplines that intersect Disability with Cosplay, Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Film Studies in order to examine a particular fan’s response to the female character, Imperator Furiosa, from the recent film, Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). Similarly, I would be interested in papers that intersect with other disciplines in their examination of disability and science fiction.

As a list of suggestions papers could intersect disability and science fiction with interests in the following:

Art and Performance, Fan Culture, Technology, Media/Social Media/Film, Medical Humanities, Literature in all its forms Novels/Graphic/Comics/Short Stories etc., Gender and Sexuality, Education.

Please email abstracts of 150-200 words and a short bio. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes. Please feel free to get in touch informally in order to discuss suggestions –

Deadline for abstracts is Friday 16th December 2016.

For more information here is a link to the conference’s general call for papers:


Sue Smith (Independent Scholar)