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Monday, 29 December

571. Disability and Human Rights

1:45–3:00 p.m., Golden Gate 1, Hilton

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession

Presiding: Eden Osucha, Bates Coll.

1. “Harnessing Human Rights and Disability Studies in Edward Said’s Out of Place,” Cynthia Franklin, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

2. “Gynecology and Gendered Justice: Frameworks for Narrativizing Female Genital Circumcision,” Rebecca A. Wanzo, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

3. “Disability and Human Rights: Redefining Bodies and Humans through Disability, Superability, Prosthetics, and Somatechnics,” Amanda K. Booher, Clemson Univ.

4. “The Human Right to Vulnerability,” Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory Univ.

For copies of abstracts, write to eosucha@gmail.com after 20 Dec.

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