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Subject:

Autism and Representation Colloquium Liverpool UK 24th & 25th February 2006

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Irene Rose <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 19 Dec 2005 16:52:23 +0000

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    Dear All,
   
  This may be of interest to some of you.
   
     Due to recent publicity in the UK national newspaper the Guardian, this 
colloquium has now been extended to run over two days - Friday 24th and 
Saturday 25th February 2006.

Like wise the deadline to register an interest or submit a panel/paper 
has now been extended to January 7th 2006.

Autism and Representation - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
A Two Day Colloquium hosted by the Association for Research in Popular 
Fictions
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2006

Does autism represent a paradigm shift for cultural studies, or indeed, 
the humanities? How, in the reflexive awareness of the influence of our 
work, can cultural theorists respond to such a phenomenon while 
respecting the integrity of autists and their communities?
 
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
Autism and art , Autism and history, Autism and the media, Autism and 
literature, Autistic creativity, Autism and poetry , Autism and the 
internet, Autism and advocacy, Autism and gender, Autism and popular 
cinema, Autism and documentary, Autism and childhood, Autism and adulthood, 
The contemporary 'rediscovery' of autism, Autism, cognitive impairment 
and contemporary disability theory, Autism and psychoanalysis, 
Medicalised discourses of autism, Contemporary representations of 
neuroscientific research, Photography and Autism, Autism and Genre, Autism and 
autobiography
 
We seek papers from any perspective that address the cultural impact of 
different articulations of autism.
 
To register an interest please submit an abstract or outline of up to 
250 words with a brief biography by 7th Jan 2006.
 
Contact: Irene Rose, MCCA, Liverpool John Moores University, Dean 
Walters Building, St James Road, Liverpool L1 7BR
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

A list of confirmed speakers is available by request

The Guardian article is available at 
  http://society.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5349449-106049,00.html






		
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