CFP: Disability Studies and Ecocriticism: Critical and Creative Intersections

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
March 1, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Health and Health Care

This CFP calls for creative works and critical essays that explore the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism, or disability and the environment. We will consider creative works (including creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction) that center on an exploration of the relationship(s) between disability and the environment. We are particularly interested in works that address the following broad questions in specific ways: How does the lived and emotional experience of the environment and disability intersect? What happens when we bring the two together and see ecological issues trhough the lens of disability studies, and disability through the lens of ecocriticism?

Please send 300-500 word proposals to Dr. Christine Junker (Wright State University) and Dr. Todd Comer (Defiance College) by March 1, 2018. Final essays/creative works should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length. Emails: tcomer@defiance.edu and christine.wilson@wright.edu