CFP: Panel on Suicide and Disability for ASA Annual Meeting (San Juan, Nov. 15-18, 2012)

Greetings:

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

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 should contact me off-list at kmbrian@gwmail.gwu.edu.

Looking forward,

Kathleen

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