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Thursday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 208, JW Marriott

Touching Disability: Crip Theory in the Archive

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A special session. Presiding: Julie Minich, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Speakers: Heather K. Love, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Ellen Samuels, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Sami Schalk, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York; Susan Schweik, Univ. of California, Berkeley; David Serlin, Univ. of California, San Diego; Jessica Waggoner, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

Panelists press on the methodologies used to approach disability in the archive, with special attention to how we engage what Robert McRuer has called the “spectral presences” of disability. By approaching questions of the archive through disability theory, participants engage the ethics and affects of doing disability studies, literary studies, and crip theory in the past.

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