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Summer Seminar 2009


2009 Summer Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies

The Department of English, the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and West Virginia University present the 2009 Summer Seminar:

“Global Bodies: Representing Disability and Gender”

Seminar Leader: Robert McRuer, George Washington University

Dates: May 21-24, 2009


May 22

Session 1: Disability/Representation 101 10am to Noon Lincoln Hall Theater, First Floor

Lorde, Age, Race, Class, Sex 
Lennard J. Davis, Constructing Normalcy 
Susan Wendell, Who is Disabled? Defining Disability 
Rosemarie Garland Thomson, Extraordinary Bodies Chapter 1, Conclusion 
Tobin Siebers, Disability and the Future of Identity Politics

Session 2: Crip Theory, Crip Culture, Crip Representation 2 to 4pm Lincoln Hall Theater, First Floor

Rosemarie Garland Thomson, Seeing the Disabled 
Robert McRuer, Crip Theory, Chapter 5 
Carrie Sandahl, Queering the Crip or Cripping the Queer? 
Michael Davidson, Hearing Things

Session 3: AIDS Cultural Theory 10am to Noon Lincoln Hall Theater, First Floor

Treichler, Beyond Cosmo 
Cohen, The Boundaries of Black Politics 
Munoz, Pedro Zamora's Real World of Counterpublicity 
  McRuer, Noncompliance

Session 4: Transnational Studies 2 to 4pm Lincoln Hall Theater, First Floor

Sherry, (Post)colonising Disability 
Parekh, Gender, Disability, and the Postcolonial Nexus 
Puar, Homonationalism and Biopolitics
Livingston, Public Health and Developing Persons
Livingston, Maintaining Local Dependencies 
Quayson, Wole Soyinka: Disability, Maimed Rights and the Systematic Uncanny