Disability and Modern LyricDisability and Modern Lyric
Raphael Allison, Assistant Professor of Literature (MAT Program), Bard College
Pittsburgh, 6â9 November 2016
While the literature of disability has recently become the focus of intense scholarly scrutiny in the interdisciplinary field of disability studies, links between disability and modern lyric have yet to be fully explored. This panel seeks to engage the larger question of how disability is representedâboth mimetically and in terms of lyric formâin poetry of the 20th century to the present. Preference will be given to work linking disability to innovations in form and modernist experimentation. How does disability relate to the line, stanza, figuration, and the page itself? How do poets deploy disability not just in representation but also in composition and performance? How does disability complicate poetic genres? In what ways is poetry useful in abetting a âsocial modelâ of disability? In resisting naturalizations of the disabled body? What role has poetry played in the disability rights movement, and in forging the rise of disability studies?
Please submit a 300-word abstract to Raphael Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20, 2014.
Conference Location: Pittsburgh, United States
Conference Starts: November 06, 2014
Conference Ends: November 09, 2014
CFP Submission Deadline: April 20, 2014
For more information, contact: Raphael Allison