CFP: Critical Disability Discourses/ Discours critiques dans le champ du handicap

Critical Disability Discourses/ Discours critiques dans le champ du handicap

Call for Papers, Volume 7

Critical Disability Discourses is a bilingual, interdisciplinary journal that was founded in 2009 by graduate students in York University’s Critical Disability Studies Program. We are interested in publishing articles that focus on both experiences and representations of disability from a critical theoretical perspective. We welcome submissions from graduate scholars in a variety of academic fields, as well as from community researchers and activists.

The submission deadline for our next issue is September 15th 2015.

We seek papers that discuss or apply a critical theoretical framework towards understanding disability as a category of experience and meaning. This may include articles that draw upon qualitative or quantitative research methods.

Possible topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Intersections of critical theory and disability. For example, intersections occurring within feminism, post-modernism, postcolonial theory, Marxism, queer theory, and critical race theory
  • Disability and other categories of difference, such as sexuality, gender, class, race, and age
  • Cultural representations of disability: in television, literature, and film, for instance
  • Accessibility rhetoric in law and public policy
  • Accommodations and the politics of disclosure
  • Disability and Labour/Labour Movements. For example, accessibility issues in unions
  • Histories of disability (from Antiquity to Present)
  • Disability and social justice/ social justice movements
  • Disability and access to social rights. For example, access to education, employment, and health care
  • Employment and income security in relation to disability

Please submit completed manuscripts by registering as an author on our website. Registration is free.

For more details, please refer to the submission guidelines and instructions listed on the website.

If you have any questions, contact CDD Managing Editor, Natalie Spagnuolo, at

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