CFP: Disability and Popular Culture, MPCA/ACA 2013

Call for Papers
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA)
2013 Conference
Friday-Sunday, 11-13 October 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: 30 April 2013

The Disability & Popular Culture area of the MPCA invites proposals (or abstracts) for papers on any aspect of the intersection of disability and popular culture.  All topics, approaches, and perspectives related to disability and popular culture are welcome. Papers may address theoretical, methodological, empirical, or pedagogical concerns.  Interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged, as are discussions of new directions in disability studies and popular culture studies.

The conference CFP and general conference information are available at:

Proposals/abstracts must be submitted at the MPCA submission site:  Proposals should be 250-500 words, and must be submitted by April 30, 2013.  Please be sure to indicate whether the presentation will require an LCD projector (this is the only available audiovisual equipment).

Please note the availability of travel grants for graduate students:

Inquiries may be directed to Asim Ali, the Disability & Popular Culture area chair, at

Asim Ali
Department of American Studies
University of Maryland

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