Committed to generating new paradigms and attending to innovative interdisciplinary shifts, Crip: New Directions in Disability Studies focuses on cutting-edge developments in the field, with interest in exploratory analyses of disability and globalization, ecotheory, new materialisms, affect theory, performance studies, postcolonial studies, and trans theory. “Crip” announces the intention of the series to nurture the “mad turn,” the global turn, and other transformative recent developments in the field. The single word functions as noun, adjective, and perhaps most provocatively as verb. The term “crip” has the capacity to encompass forms of embodiment or states of mind that are arguably in excess of the able-minded or able-bodied/disabled binary. Not unlike “queer” at its most radical, “crip” has the potential to be flamboyantly identitarian while rejecting the capacity of language saturated in ableism to categorize and encompass disability.
Submissions should take the form of a 3-5 page proposal outlining the intent and scope of the project, its merits in comparison to existing texts, and the audience it is designed to reach. You should also include a detailed Table of Contents, 2-3 sample chapters, and a current copy of your curriculum vitae.
Please contact the General Editors or Eric Zinner at NYU Press if you are interested in submitting a proposal.