Writing, Communication, Culture

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Composing Disability 2011 Event Theme:

The inaugural event in the Composing Disability conference series was convened to consider some of the ways that disability studies and disability culture are transforming higher education and to assess how academic spaces and programs might be generated to respond to that transformation.

Writing, Communication, Culture brought together Disability and Deaf Studies, Writing Studies, Education, and Global Cultural Studies for spirited, collegial dialogue about the production of disability culture, disability writing and disability representation in and beyond academia.

Event Dates:

November 3-4, 2011

Featured Speakers:

Merri Lisa Johnson, Author of Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of A Borderline Personality

Terry Galloway, Director, Performer, Author of Mean Little deaf Queer

Michael Davidson, Distinguished Professor, University of California-San Diego

Planning Committee:

Joseph P. Fisher, Wade Fletcher, Robert McRuer, Mel Nichols, Abby Wilkerson