Friday, 10 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Great America, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
Presiding: Marina Fedosik, New York Univ.
1. "Children with Special Needs in the Chinese Transnational Adoption Program: Local Needs Reformulating the Globalized Market," Julia Vich Toebben, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
2. "When 'Able' Birth Mothers Surrender 'Disabled' Infants: Postnatal PTSD, Disability, Adoption, and The Memory Keeper's Daughter," Janet Mason Ellerby, Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington
3. "Adoption and Disability in Context," Carol J. Singley, Rutgers Univ., Camden
4. "Pernicious Narratives; or, The Portrayal of Monstrous Disabled Adopted Children: Doris Lessing's The Fifth Child and Ann Kimble Loux's The Limits of Hope," Martha G. Satz, Southern Methodist Univ.
Responding: Emily Hipchen, Univ. of West Georgia
Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture