...are not just my wierd thing (just sayin'). See this recent call for papers for Disability Studies:
Disability Studies…fosters subversive communities that supplant neoliberal and meritocratic ideals of productivity, efficiency, and individualism with radical and collective forms of interaction and communication. Why, then, does this crip politic so often stop at the page? Why is disability largely represented, composed, and reified within disability studies through normative forms such as essays and monographs?
What might it mean to break form and “get the story crooked” …. To stutter composition itself, creating “gaps, overlaps, dissonances and resonances, lapses and excesses of meaning” that de/re/compose disability in ways that cannot signify monolithically?
We seek submissions that engage in playful, non-normative, experiential, and experimental formats and that use such (de)compositional forms to create/explore crip knowledges, enactments, aesthetics, and corporealities…. crip offerings that engage with access as a central practice of creation, and as inextricable from the argument and aesthetics of the work. Possible submissions may include, but are (definitely) not limited to (a blurring, bending, or mingling of):
aphoristic writing soundscapes poetic essays multi-voiced articulations
diffractions video art/poems polymonographs found artifacts
hypertext and digital offerings research creation subvertisements
duoautoethnographies manifestos graphic memoirs