Private Bodies/Public Encounters: Disability Comes of Age at GWU

Throughout the month of October, the Digital Humanities Institute was proud to co-sponsor a series entitled “Private Bodies/Public Encounters: Disability Comes of Age at GWU” [access the series flyer here and more info on our Facebook page]. This series featured award-winning novelist/playwright Susan R. Nussbaum, Krip Hop artist/activist/scholar Leroy F. Moore, Jr., and filmmaker Patricia Berne. Pushed forward by David T. Mitchell (English), Sharon Snyder (Women’s Studies), and a bulwark of faculty, the congress of departments and institutions are staking a claim for the future of disability studies in Washington, DC. As a result, students, staff, and faculty experienced some of the amazing talents and insightful works of crip/queer culture!

For a detailed overview of these events, see the posting by M Bychowski (DH Grad Assistant) in her Transliterature blog.

The series was co-sponsored by Disability Support Services, English, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Women’s Studies, Africana Studies, Writing Program, and the GW Digital Humanities Institute.

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