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Thursday, 06 January

18. Disability Poetics

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Olympic III, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Poetry and the Division on Disability Studies

Presiding: Michael Davidson, Univ. of California, San Diego

Speakers: Petra Kuppers, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Jessica Lewis Luck, California State Univ., San Bernardino; Janet W. Lyon, Penn State Univ., University Park; Heidi Rose, Villanova Univ.; Susan Schweik, Univ. of California, Berkeley

This session will discuss the relation between disability as a critique of normative embodiment and poetry as a critique of normative language use. Panelists will present short introductory remarks on a range of issues relating to the links between the two terms of our title, followed by discussion.

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