Call for Papers of the Religion and Disability Studies Group for the American Academy of Religion 2012 Annual Meeting
American Academy of Religion 2012 Annual Meeting November 17-20, 2012 Chicago, Illinois
Submission date: March 8
The Religion and Disability Studies group invites proposals in all areas related to disability and religion. We are particularly interested in: 1) engaging disability studies theorists and activists in religious studies and religious communities 2) exploring intersections between religion, disability, literature, and art 3) expanding disability theology beyond theologies of metaphorical bodies, toward theologies of embodiment 4) engaging with Darla Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus, eds. Disability and Religious Diversity and Disability in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) 5) exploring, in a joint session with Religion and Ecology, intersections of environmental crisis and disability: social/religious refiguring of disability in light of the Anthropocene; relationship between environmental health, toxics, and disability; critical race/class implications of how bodies are affected by environmental risk.