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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)