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Call for Submissions: Canadian Disability Studies Association - Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité (CDSA-ACEI) 2017 Conference

“From Far and Wide: The Next 150” Wednesday, May 31 – Friday, June 2, 2017 Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada -

This conference is organized as part of the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ** special call for: SDS Strand Sessions**

DEADLINE FOR SDS Strand Sessions SUBMISSIONS: January 16, 2017 (midnight)

send submissions to: sds-strands@disstudies.org -- Please Title your email SUBMISSION or QUESTIONS

The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is collaborating with the Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA) to create 4-5 “strands” of sessions running during the CDSA conference. For SDS related strand-sessions we encourage you to focus especially on 3 of the 5 general themes laid out by the CDSA: Necropolitics This subtheme explores how sovereignty turns on the politics of death, or the power to control mortality (see Mbembe, 2003). We welcome submissions on the topic of disability, D/deaf, and mad death as they relate to: *assisted dying laws; *war, imperialism, and debility; *death in institutions and by caregivers; *police brutality; *aging, palliative care, and support. Imagining Our Future In this subtheme the future will be reimagined to include and anticipate disability, Deafhood, and madness. We welcome submissions on the topic of the future as they relate to: *the current status and possibilities, potentialities, future for SDS overall; *the problem with cure-seeking; *science fiction writing and the utopic impulse; *reproductive futurity; *restructuring physical and cultural spaces *ageing into the future.

Community Planning

This subtheme is interested in activist, community-based, and artistic projects invested in making space for disability, Deafhood, and madness. We welcome submission on the topic of community building for disability, Deafhood, and madness as they relate to: *the current status and possibilities, potentialities, future for SDS overall; *involvement in legal and policy initiatives; *critical approaches to care/care-collectives; *grassroots advocacy work; *intersectional activisms; *community arts projects. To submit to the SDS Strand, please use the general CDSA instructions, but send them to sds-strands@disstudies.org. Please use this address for any questions.

SDS Strand Submission Guidelines:

Submit a completed submission template form below, including a 50 word description of what the presentation is about and an anonymized abstract with title on a separate WORD document enclosed via email attachments to sds-strands@disstudies.org by January 16, 2017. Abstract Guidelines: Session formats are 60-90 minutes in length. There will be 3-4 papers per session and each paper will be 15-20 minutes in length, depending upon the number of papers within the session. Please indicate on your submission if you require an accommodation for more presentation time. Authors can submit multiple abstracts, but only one individual paper in which the author is listed as first author will be accepted for inclusion in the conference program. If more than one abstract for an individual paper is accepted that lists an individual as first author the author will be informed and asked to choose which one will be included.

Individual Papers –

Individual presentations will be placed alongside 2-3 other panelists who share a similar focus. A submission must include a paper title and a 250 word abstract; the abstract should consist of the following: stated purpose and relevance to one or more of the conference themes significance of the proposal to the field include relevant literature to support your abstract explicit use of disability studies theory, perspective or concepts describe how the work was done contributions to research, theory, activism, advocacy or social change 4 or 5 key words that describe your abstract details of audiovisual needs (e.g., DVD, LCD projection and/or VHS) Panels (3-4 persons)

People submitting a panel abstract are asked to identify and submit proposals around a central topic, theme or approach. The abstract should include the following: all information as stated in the Individual Paper section as appropriate a panel title and a 100 word abstract that illustrates the coherence between each of the panel presentations individual presentation titles and 250 word abstracts for each individual presentation Workshops – Interactive sessions organized around a central theme. People submitting workshops should include: all information as stated in the Individual Paper section as appropriate workshop title and a 250 word abstract; the description of the workshop’s objectives and content should be as specific as possible Posters – People may specify they wish their work to be considered as a poster submission, or may be asked to present their work in poster format. A submission should include: all information as stated in the Individual Paper section as appropriate

Performances –

This may include poetry reading, dance, a viewing or an installation (art work, poetry, zine, etc.). We will do our best to provide a suitable space but please be prepared to improvise! Abstract should include: all information as stated in the Individual Paper section as appropriate a performance title and a 250 word abstract; the description of the performance content should be as specific as possible For more information email: sds-strands@disstudies.org Submission Template Author(s) name(s): Affiliation(s)/Organization(s): Email(s): Address(es): Biographical Note(s) (100-150 words per author): Thematic Stream: Format: (1) Individual Paper; (2) Panel; (3) Workshop; (4) Performance; (5) Podcast Title of Presentation(s): 50 word description of what the presentation is about (abbreviated abstract): Language of Presentation (ENG/FRE/ASL/LSQ).

http://english.cdsa-acei.ca/conference/call-for-papers/




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