“Disabling Failure: Sex, Embodiment, and Crip Critique” Event in Waterloo

When: March 1st, 4:30
Where: University of Waterloo, venue to be determined

On Thursday March 1st, distinguished scholars Morgan Holmes and Robert McRuer will collaborate to deliver a talk and facilitate a discussion on the theme of “Disabling Failure: Sex, Embodiment, and Crip Critique.”
Dr. McRuer is Professor of English at George Washington University. His book Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability was the MLA Alan Bray Award winner in 2007. He is currently completing a book tentatively titled “Crip Time: Essays on Disability, Sexuality, and Neoliberalism,” considering locations of disability within contemporary political economies and the roles that disabled movements and representations play in countering hegemonic forms of globalization.
Dr. Holmes is Associate Professor of Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University, and is the author of Critical Intersex. Her work brings together sexuality and queer theory and feminist thought with qualitative health research and law related to sexuality and health.
All interested faculty, graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, or others are also invited to take part in a small reading and discussion group in advance of the talk. This group will provide an introduction to the scholars’ work, the themes of the presentation, and the broader disciplines of queer theory and disability studies, particularly as they overlap with rhetoric and literary studies.

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