The Conservation of DisabilityThe Conservation of Disabilityhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/219041KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2012-11-16T16:00:002012-11-16T17:30:00
November 16,2012 4:00PM–5:30PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Talk by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory University professor of women’s studies and Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium scholar-in-residence
Part of What Can a Body Do?
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory University professor of women’s studies and Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium scholar-in-residence will give a talk to coincide with the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery exhibition "What Can a Body Do?". After the talk exhibit curator Amanda Cachia, Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium scholar-in-residence Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, and Mellon Tri-College Artist-in-residence Carmen Papalia will host an informal conversation and exhibition viewing at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is Professor of Women's Studies and English at Emory University. Her fields of study are feminist theory, American literature, and disability studies. Her work develops the field of disability studies in the humanities and women's and gender studies. This year she is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
She is author of Staring: How We Look and Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Literature and Culture; co-editor of Re-Presenting Disability: Museums and the Politics of Display and Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities; and editor of Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. Her current book-in-progress, entitled Habitable Worlds, concerns the logic and design of inclusive public space. http://userwww.service.emory.edu/~rgarlan/
What Can A Body Do? is made possible with the support of the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Mellon Tri-College Creative Residencies Program. haverford.edu/hcah
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