MLA 2018 Convention LLC East Asian Forum Call for Papers: Disability and Human (In)Dignity in East Asian Literature and Film

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Call for Papers
January 4, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Korean History / Studies, Literature

Disability and Human (In)Dignity in East Asian Literature and Film

This call seeks papers that provide comparative analyses of depictions of disability and human dignity, or the lack thereof, in East Asian literature and film. Those that compare two or more East Asian texts and contexts are especially welcome. The period is open. The following are some examples of the kinds of questions a paper might address. What are the central conflicts, questions, and political or cultural issues at stake when works of art represent disability and the disabled in East Asian context? How do such representations comment on the nature of the individual’s relationship to society? What are the ways in which such works from the past illustrate certain cultural issues of the contemporary East Asian life? 

Please send proposals of 250 words and a short CV by March 15 to Kelly Jeong

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Kelly Jeong

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