CFA: Disabling Normativities, Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 28, 2019), With Keynotes

The deadline for abstracts for the Disabling Normativities conference in Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019, is fast approaching. Confirmed keynote speakers are: Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Andre Keat, Shelley Lynn Tremain and France Winddance Twine Abstracts are invited for 15-minute presentations (each to be followed by open discussion). Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length, accompanied by […]

CFP: Critically Sick: New Phenomenologies of Illness, Madness, and Disability (deadline: Oct. 15, 2019)

Special Issue of Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology Guest editors: Emily R. Douglas (McGill University) and Corinne Lajoie (Penn State University) Puncta is seeking new work for a special issue on critical phenomenologies of sickness, madness, and disability. A cursory search for scholarly work explicitly addressing the intersections of phenomenology and mad and disability scholarship […]

Disability, Identity, Role Models, and Philosophy

The excellent article copied below was penned by none other than disabled philosopher Joe Stramondo. Among other things, I was very happy to read about the important role that Paul Steven Miller played in the development of Joe’s identity as disabled. I am fortunate to have had a couple of memorable conversations with Paul at […]

Game of Thrones and Disability: Doing and Undoing Ableism

In my recent post “Mystify: Michael Hutchence and Disability,” I noted that a great deal of work has been done in disability studies and philosophy of disability on ableist representations in film and literature. Critical work on representations of disabled people and disability on television and in advertisement is also a steadily fruitful field of […]

Heading to the Pacific APA Next Month?

Maybe you are heading to the Pacific APA next month. You’ve considered checking out the symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability; but you haven’t read/listened to the book. So, you’re wondering if the session would be worth your while. Maybe you should go to another session instead. Maybe you should instead go outside […]

2019 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities

Submissions are now open for this year’s Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities which is awarded by the University of Michigan Press. From the Call for Submissions: “The prize is awarded yearly for the best book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency in the field. Reflecting on the work of the […]

CFP: Disability, Imperialism, and War, National Women’s Studies Association Disability Interest Group, San Francisco, Nov. 14-17, 2019 (deadline: Feb. 13, 2019)

This panel aims to bring transnational feminist disability studies perspectives to bear on contemporary conversations around U.S. imperialism and war, such as indigeneity, environmental violence, de/colonialism, disability in the global South, and state-sanctioned violence, to name a few. As scholars such as Jasbir Puar, Nirmala Erevelles, and Eunjung Kim have brought to the fore of […]