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CFP: Symposium *Cripping emotions, queering notions of humanity* (24th Nov 2011, MMU)

Critical Disability Studies Symposium *Cripping emotions, queering notions of humanity*

FREE! symposium hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University

Date: 24th November 2011 ~ 10am – 3pm

Venue: Elizabeth Gaskell Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University. Lecture room to be announced.

This symposium seeks to explore assumptions of emotions and emotional practices from perspectives of disability studies, sexuality studies, gender studies and animal studies. This call for papers seeks contributions around the following areas:

  • Understanding normative and counternormative expressions of emotions
  • Making sense of and challenging politics of emotions
  • Exploring assumpted links between love and sexual and/or reproductive practices
  • Exploring changing norms of emotional practices through time and space
  • Exploring when a specific emotional expression becomes an expression of non/humanity
  • Examining the ways in which normative assumptions of emotions and emotional practices function on the level of the everyday / mundane
  • Bringing together ideas from the human and social sciences and humanities

Keynote speakers will include Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist (Guest researcher at CDS@MMU, Post-doctoral Research Associate in Sociology & Gender studies, Umeå university, Sweden)

Deadline for paper abstracts: 22nd October 2011.

Submit abstracts via email to Hanna Bertilsdotter RosqvistHanna.Bertilsdotter@soc.umu.se or Dan Goodleyd.goodley@mmu.ac.uk

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New Issue of JLCDS (5:2) is now available: Representing Disability and Emotion

The new issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (JLCDS) is now available.  Volume 5, Issue 2 is a special issue on Representing Disability and Emotion and is guest edited by Elizabeth J. Donaldson and Catherine Prendergast

Articles include: 

Comment from the Field

Book Reviews

The new issue is available in print and online formats to individuals and institutions who subscribe via Liverpool University Press; it is also part of the Project MUSE collection.

For more information, please contact: Dr. David Bolt: boltd@hope.ac.uk