CFP: ASA/SDS panel on suicide and disability (Puerto Rico/Denver)

Kathleen Brian, PhD student at the George Washington University, sent us the following Call for paper:

I’m hoping to form a panel on suicide and disability, broadly conceived, for the 2012 annual meeting of either the American Studies Association (San Juan, November 15-18) or  the Society for Disability Studies (Denver, June 20-23).

While assisted suicide is a long-established problem for those working in the field of disability studies, these scholars have been more reticent about the topics of suicide attempted/ accomplished by the individual, and the intersection of rhetorics of suicide and disability. This panel (as currently conceptualized) seeks to create a conversation around the latter two, though I also am happy to consider proposals that shed new light on the problem of assisted suicide.

Interested individuals may contact me off-list at kmbrian@gwmail.gwu.edu.

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