2016-2017 Events

April


DSI Speaker Series

"Musical Modernism and the Representation of Disability": A Lecture by Joseph Straus

Event Description: The Music Department's McDowell Lecture Series in collaboration with The Disability Studies Initiative at Emory University and co-sponsorship by The Hightower Fund proudly present: JOSEPH N. STRAUS, Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center at City University of New York - "Musical Modernism and the Representation of Disability".

Reception to follow the lecture.

Author of Extraordinary Measures: Disability in Music, Joseph Straus is a music theorist specializing in music of the 20th century, with research interests that include set theory, voice-leading in post-tonal music, the music of Stravinsky, and the music of Ruth Crawford Seeger. His book, Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory, is a standard college textbook on this topic. His book Remaking the Past received the Wallace Berry award from the Society for Music Theory (SMT). Professor Straus was the President of the SMT from 1997-99.

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.


uDSI

What: The uDSI (undergraduate Disability Studies Initiative group) meets bi-monthly to discuss issues related to disability studies and organize activities centered around issues like access.

Contact Person: Samantha VanHorn, spvanho@emory.edu

Details: Pizza and drinks provided!

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).


Co-sponsored and Related Events

Emotive Arts Series Conference 2017

Event Description:

The Emotive Arts Series (EAS) encourages those interested in medicine to think about different fields of health from multiple perspectives. This year's event, our innagural series, focuses on "Disability & The Humanities." Speakers and performers will include:

1. Dr. Rosmarie Garland-Thomson, Director of the Emory Disability Studies Initiative and author of "Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature"

2. Dr. Jennifer Sarrett, Professor at the Center for the Study of Human Health

3. Juliette Keenan, a Musical Therapist for Emory Healthcare

4. Dave Matthews, an Emory School of Medicine MD/PhD who will be speaking about "T-Cells and the Self."

5. Stephanie Miedema, a teacher of trauma-informed yoga

**Dinner will be provided FREE of charge to all participants.** We aim to provide transportation to Miller Ward to ensure accessibility for all individuals. We also will also have an art gala recpetion featuring student presentations AND an opportunity to network with our speakers! Dress code is business casual.


uDSI

What: The uDSI (undergraduate Disability Studies Initiative group) meets bi-monthly to discuss issues related to disability studies and organize activities centered around issues like access.

Contact Person: Samantha VanHorn, spvanho@emory.edu

Details: Pizza and drinks provided!

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

March


DSI Speaker Series

Dr. Maren Linett: "Disability and Sexuality: Joyce's Gerty MacDowell"

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.


uDSI

What: The uDSI (undergraduate Disability Studies Initiative group) meets bi-monthly to discuss issues related to disability studies and organize activities centered around issues like access.

Contact Person: Samantha VanHorn, spvanho@emory.edu

Details: Pizza and drinks provided!

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).


DSI Reading Group

Reading of Douglas Baynton’s “Defect: A Selective Reinterpretation of American Immigration History” led by Lindsey Grubbs

The reading can be found here.

February


DSI Scholar Showcase

Event Description: The DSI Scholar Showcase is a unique opportunity to connect with scholars from diverse disciplines and learn about the wealth of disability-related work being done in our community. Join Emory DSI for an evening of lightning presentations from disability studies scholars from Emory and the broader Atlanta community.

Panelists include:

Sonya Freeman Loftis (Morehouse College, Assistant Professor of English)
Christina Harrington (Georgia Institute of Technology, Doctoral Candidate in Design)
Corey Goergen (Emory University, Doctoral Student in English)
David Jenkins (Emory University, Associate Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology)
Jonathan Crane (Emory University, Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought, Center for Ethics)
Ryan Stigleman (Independent Scholar)

Light dinner will follow.

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).


uDSI

What: The uDSI (undergraduate Disability Studies Initiative group) meets bi-monthly to discuss issues related to disability studies and organize activities centered around issues like access.

Contact Person: Samantha VanHorn, spvanho@emory.edu

Details: Pizza and drinks provided!

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

October 2016


Works in Progress

Dr. Jennifer Sarrett, Lecturer in  Emory's Center for the Study of Human Health

What: Work-in-Progress event featuring Dr. Jennifer Sarrett, Lecturer in  Emory's Center for the Study of Human Health.  We will pre-circulate Dr. Sarrett's article “Neural Enhancers and Autism: Working Towards a Neurodiverse Neuroethics” to those who R.S.V.P.  Lunch will be served.

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact DSI Works-in-Progress Coordinator Rachel Kolb at rachel.kolb@emory.edu

September 2016


Disability <IN FOCUS>

Sprout Film Festival: Making the Invisible Visible

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Logistics: The event is free but we are requesting RSVPs so we can best organize and plan for the event. Please RSVP here

Parking is also free at the Peavine lot, from which attendees can either take a shuttle to the Harland Cinema or walk there in under 5 minutes. Please see the attached map for specifics.
Sponsors: The Disability Studies Initiative is hosting with with Hi Hope, a organization in Gwinnett that works with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Sprout, an organization in NYC that has a library of films about and by this community.