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SAA 49th Annual Meeting

Click here for the Premodern Disability conference guide. The Shakespeare Association of America will hold its 49th Annual Meeting virtually. The conference dates are March 31-April 3, 2021. This event will be updated when the SAA January Bulletin is released.

Uncommon Bodies: Methods Talk with Chess and Row-Heyveld

February 10 at 11am-12:30pm (Central Time) Behind-the-Scenes Methods Talk featuring Simone Chess (Wayne State University) and Lindsey Row-Heyveld (Luther College) on “The Trajectories of Early Modern Disability Studies.” Topics include: What brought us each to early modern disability studies? Where was early modern disability studies when we first met and first began this work? What has changed,…

London Shakespeare Seminar

On January 11th, the topic of the London Shakespeare Seminar will be disability. Session co-chairs are Robin Craig and Jennifer Young. The session will feature Simone Chess (Wayne State University) and Lindsey Row-Heyveld (Luther College). Chess will deliver a talk entitled “Feeling Statues and the Technology of Touch.” Row-Heyveld’s talk is entitled “Troilus and Cressida and…
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MLA 2021

The 2021 Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association begins today, January 7, and runs through January 10. We’ve compiled a conference guide here. Up today: 9:15-10:30AM38 – Telling Trauma and Disability 12:45-2:00PM76 – Where’s the Body? Disability, Reading, and the Senses 4:15-5:30PM164 – Spenser and Disability
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DSQ 40.4 (Fall 2020)

The Fall 2020 issue of Disability Studies Quarterly is here! Our readers will be most interested in Alice Equestri’s “Shakespeare and the Construction of Intellectual Disability: The Case of Touchstone.” Here’s the abstract: In this article I analyse how Shakespeare uses early modern paradigms of intellectual disability to construct the identity of Touchstone, the fool…