Different Worlds, Different Bodies and Disabled Fantastica: The Disabled Body in Literature

  • Starts: 2:30 pm on Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • Ends: 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 19, 2021
From Tiny Tim to the Seven Dwarves, disability in literature all too often falls into ableist tropes that continue to perpetuate disabled exclusion. How, then, do we look to expand disability representation in literature? How can we work toward representing the vast richness of disability experience on the page in thoughtful, inclusive ways? And when it comes to speculative fiction in particular, what responsibilities, if any, do writers—and disabled writers especially—have to imagine the disabled, othered body into these new worlds and futures? Join writer Amanda Leduc on a part-history adventure, part-brainstorming discussion, all-round fabulous lecture on how to increase disability representation in your work in ways that center and respect the disabled experience, and speak to the work of imagining new futures for us all.
100 Bay State Road Room 545A/B or Zoom

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