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766. The (Dis)Embodied Scholar: Access in Theory and Practice

Monday, 12 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Los Angeles–Miami, Chicago Marriott

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

Presiding: Rebecca Terese Sanchez, Fordham Univ., Bronx

Speakers: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory Univ.; Stephanie Lynn Kerschbaum, Univ. of Delaware, Newark; Georgina Kleege, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Joan Ostrove, Macalester Coll.

Session Description:

This roundtable will interrogate the role of identity in disability studies. We will explore the relation between postmodernism and minority identity studies, the role of personal narrative in the field, questions of self-disclosure, and issues of access in the academy.


Subject:

  • The Profession – General

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