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Amanda Leduc headshotFrom 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.


Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 2:30-4:00 p.m. (hybrid event)

Closed captions and ASL translation available both for in person and remote attendees.

Amanda Leduc headshot and title of talk, as reflected in text on page

Co-sponsored by the CAS Writing Program, the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, and the Dean of the Faculty/Humanities as part of the BU Learn More Series for 2021-2022.