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Rosemarie Garland Thomson: November 13 1230 at Osgoode

poster (all information is available in the post's text)Thursday November 13 1230

Rosemarie Garland Thomson

Professor of Women’s Studies and English, Emory University

Thursday November 13 12:30 to 2:20  Osgoode Hall Law School (IKB) ADR 1014

refreshments will be served  RSVP www.osgoode.yorku.ca/app/rsvp-research  please use code ROSE

Link to PDF poster 

DISABILITY GAIN:  Advancing Ideas in Disability Studies

Discussants

Nancy Davis-Halifax

Critical Disability Studies Program, York University

Roxanne Mykitiuk

Osgoode Hall Law School

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is Professor of Women’s Studies and English at Emory University. Her fields of study are feminist theory, American literature, and disability studies. Her work develops the field of disability studies in the humanities and women’s and gender studies. This year she is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

She is author of Staring: How We Look and Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Literature and Culture; co-editor of Re-Presenting Disability: Museums and the Politics of Display and Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities; and editor of Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body.  Her current book-in-progress, entitled Habitable Worlds, concerns the logic and design of inclusive public space.

Find out more about Osgoode’s Disability Intensive Program here.

Why care less about the disabled fetus? – The Globe and Mail

Why care less about the disabled fetus? – The Globe and Mail.

Osgoode colleague Roxanne Mykitiuk offers timely commentary in the Globe:

But if sex selection can be characterized as a social or cultural practice informed and perpetuated by demeaning attitudes toward women that many of us can agree is discriminatory, what about the selection of fetuses on the basis of disability? For those of us living with, or living with someone with, Down syndrome, a cleft lip or a missing limb, the selection against fetuses with these characteristics is as troubling as the selection against female fetuses.