CfP: “Disability and Disciplines” Hope University, Liverpool
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)