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 email@example.com.