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    "Disability in the Archive" Lecture, Oct. 2

    October 1, 2019

    The notion of disability in common parlance tends to refer to a human subject and the specific conditions generally perceived as limitations defining her or his participation in the world. Yet disability studies scholars and activists have reframed the concept of disability in a variety of ways, focusing for example on disability as a material and social process of becoming rather than a determined condition.

    As part of the 2019-2020 Humanities Forum, Susan Antebi will contextualize disability and the project of disability studies as integral to reading Mexican cultural and public health history. Her talk, "Disability in the Archive," will take place in Brennan 228 at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 2.

    Susan Antebi teaches contemporary and 20th-century Latin American literature and culture and her current research focuses on disability and corporeality in the contexts of Mexican cultural production at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Carnal Inscriptions: Spanish American Narratives of Corporeal Difference and Disability, (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009).

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