Diagnosis, Interrupted

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Composing Disability 2014 Event Theme:

The second installment of this event series, Composing Disability: Diagnosis, Interrupted, was held in April 2014.

This event offered presentations that took as their focus the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (published in 2013) and examined the fraught relationship between the diagnostic work of the medical industry and the embodied lives of disabled people.

Event Dates:

April 3-4, 2014

Featured Speakers:

Ellen Forney, Graphic Artist, Author of Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

Katie Rose Guest Pryal, Author, Essayist, Law Professor

Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies

Ann Cvetkovich, Director, Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University


Planning Committee:

Kathleen Brian, Theodora Danylevich, Cathy Eisenhower, Joseph P. Fisher, Wade Fletcher, Robert McRuer, Abby Wilkerson