Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 4:15 - 6:00pm
Location: PAIS 290 (Psychology Building--36 Eagle Row, Emory Campus)
Event Description: This talk by Dr. Maren Linett (Associate Professor of English and Director of Critical Disability Studies at Purdue University) considers the relationship between disability and sexuality in the “Nausicaa” episode of Joyce’s Ulysses. Early twentieth-century eugenic discourses divided disability from sexuality, especially for women. In “Nausicaa,” where Leopold Bloom ogles Gerty MacDowell, such a division is established through the episode’s two-part structure: sexuality in the first part, disability in the second. But when we analyze the status of the chapter’s narration, we realize that this opposition collapses, revealing the embeddedness of disability within sexuality.
Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).
See the poster for this event here.
About The DSI
Mission StatementThe Disability Studies Initiative at Emory is a working group generated across departments and schools that is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and teaching by faculty and students. The Initiative is led by a group of faculty and students who are interested in the social, cultural, historical, political, and legal dimensions of disability in our world. Our mission is to promote the growth and increase the profile of Disability Studies at Emory University.
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Congratulations to Emory DSI co-director Benjamin Reiss on the publication of his new book, Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World (Basic Books, 2017). Reiss uses literature, history, science, and psychology to explain how our society created rules and expectations for human sleep that seem to work for few and are thus in constant need of micro-management, medical attention, and pervasive worry.
DSI Founding Director Rosemarie Garland-Thomson recently published the article, "Becoming Disabled" as the inagural piece in a new weekly series by and about people living with disabilities in the New York Times. See it here.
English Ph.D. student Rachel Kolb recently published the article "The Deaf Body in Public Space" as part of the New York Times series by and about people living with disabilities. Read it here. She also narrated and starred in the short film "Can You Read My Lips?" Watch it here!
English Ph.D. student Lindsey Grubbs recently published the article "The Arts and Sciences of Reading: Humanities in The Laboratory" in the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. Read it here.
Now available, Keywords for Disability Studies, edited by Rachel Adams, Emory DSI co-director Benjamin Reiss, and David Serlin. This multi-authored guide to the critical concepts defining disability studies includes essays by a number of Emory DSI scholars, including Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (on Eugenics), Sander Gilman (on Madness), Ani Satz (on Vulnerability) and recent alum Harold Braswell (on Euthanasia). Find it here.