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CFP: Neurodiverse German Studies

February 23

This seminar seeks to establish a community of neurodiverse (inclusive of all neurotypes), neuroqueering researchers/educators/activists and their allies in order to discuss and theorize what a neurodiverse, neuroqueering German Studies can be and do. We aim to open a discussion space where colleagues can become more familiar with the range of Neurodiversity Studies-related discourses and think through ND-related work and methodologies. We welcome scholars exploring or actively pursuing projects that consider neurodiversity and neurodivergence in theoretical and applied contexts, as they pertain to research, teaching, and service. This includes but is not limited to: neurodiversity and neurodivergence in cultural texts, as historical construct or methodological framework; projects that arise from conscious, intentional epistemological performance; projects that intentionally center or advocate for neurodivergent or neuroqueer thinking; projects in which the scholar situates their own neuroqueering or neurodivergence; projects that create and support a culture of neurodiversity among students, faculty, and staff.

Format: One month in advance, conveners will post three short theoretical essays, and participants will submit a 5-page project summary via Google drive. In preparation, participants will read the essays and project summaries. The seminar will begin with discussion of theoretical texts, followed by introduction and discussion of each submitted project.