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>Subject: CFP: Medieval Disability (UK) (9/20/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)
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>From: "Cory Rushton" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Medieval Disability: The body beyond the margins (Leeds, July 10-13th 2006).
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>Disability Studies, a field of inquiry rooted in disciplines as 
>diverse as archaeology, history, literary studies and queer theory, 
>has increasingly called for an intensified exanination of the 
>history of disability: how it was perceived, what constituted 
>"able-bodiedness" in different eras, the moral ramifications of 
>disability, the growth of the culture of pity, etc.  Medievalists 
>have been slow to answer this call, despite the period's centrality 
>in the formation of modern identities.
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>The organizers of this session are calling for papers examining the 
>topic of medieval disability as manifested in historical, literary 
>and theological texts from roughly 500-1500 AD.  Possible topics 
>include disabled characters in literary texts; archaeological 
>evidences for disabled persons; the marginalization (or acceptance) 
>of traditional disabled categories in the period; the contrast or 
>continuities between the medieval period and our own; the 
>relationship between physical and moral wholeness; theoretical 
>approaches to Disability and Medieval Studies; etc.  Approaches can 
>be based in any academic field.
>
>The deadline for proposals (300 words and title) is September 22nd, 
>2005, with the final panel being submitted to the Leeds organizers 
>by September 30th, 2005.
>
>Please send abstracts and inquiries by email to:
>
>Dr. Cory James Rushton
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>Thank you in advance.
>
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