Capital D: Disability as Nation, Ground, Territory
May 25-26, 2009
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Deadline: December 1, 2008
Papers, panels, workshops, roundtables, performances, posters and other presentations, addressing the grounds—academic disciplines, reasoning, frontiers, cultures, sites—of understanding and advancing of disability studies in Canada and internationally:
• What has been and is now the status of the Canadian citizen with Disability?
• How may Canada provide ground for a unique concept of disability, both individual and cultural?
• How may Disability provide ground for a unique concept of Canada as nation?
• Do academic territories, including methods of discipline, capitalise ideas of Disability, for better or worse?
• What are the grounds for the establishment of disability studies programs and departments across Canada?
• Does Canada’s multiculturalism permit space for Disability culture, individually, socially, or politically?
• How do physical sites—bodies, buildings, environments—create grounds and territories of Disability?
The Proposal Submission Form can be downloaded at