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Roundtable CFP: Representing Disability in Literature, Film, and Television in Hispanic Cultures

September 30, 2022

Roundtable at Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) 2023.

This roundtable invites proposals that examine representations of disability in literature, film, and television in Hispanic cultures. We encourage submissions that analyze cultural products that problematize discourses and depictions of disability, aimed at reinforcing or disrupting ablenationalist cultural practices and social dynamics. Of particular interest are contributions that explore innovative ways in which creators employ generic and intersectional frameworks to subvert hegemonic representations of disability and delineate new discursive avenues to imagine non-ableist possibilities. Some of the questions we aim to address include, but are not limited to, the following: do cultural artifacts reinstate ableist discourses resorting to the disabled body, broadly understood, as a convenient rhetorical device? Do they subvert dominant ableist discourses to underline societal inequities? Do they envision differently abled bodies in a new way that invite us to question our current conceptual frameworks?