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Transformative Difference: Disability, Culture and the Academy – Call for Papers

The Transformative Difference: Disability, Culture and the Academy (7th-8th September 2011) hosted by the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University is now calling for papers.

It is now widely recognised that a critical engagement with disability has the power to transform how we research and teach in a range of disciplinary areas – from education to medicine to the humanities and beyond.  At the same time, conceptions of disability (and ability) are constantly changing, with shifting attitudes, new models, and the work of activists and educators to create a more equal society.  This multidisciplinary conference seeks to explore how disability may function as a “transformative difference” in the academy, as well as how changing attitudes towards disability might have an impact on a range of subject areas.  

Abstracts (max 250 words) with a brief biography (max 150 words) are invited for submission by April 4th 2011. Papers from postgraduate students are especially welcome. 

Enquiries to: Irene Rose at Liverpool Hope University: rosei@hope.ac.uk 

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