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MLA 2015: Narrating Madness and Autism

This non-guaranteed special session invites papers addressing how narratives of psychosis, mood disorders, or autism (in any medium, genre, or period) change our understanding of the ethics and phenomenology of reading, viewing, or listening. I welcome disability studies critiques of concepts of madness or autism, histories of medical or psychological narratives, and philosophy of psychology and psychiatry analyses of cognition, affect, volition, or hermeneutics in narratives of madness or autism conceptualized as real experiences of distress, impairment, and different mental structures. Please submit inquiries, 350-word abstracts and CVs to Jonathan Gagas, Temple University (jongagas@temple.edu) by March 15, 2014. Panelists must be current members of MLA.

Conference Location: Vancouver, Canada
Conference Starts: January 08, 2015
Conference Ends: January 11, 2015

CFP Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014

For more information, contact: Jonathan Gagas

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