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Conference Schedule 2018

Conference Schedule 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Memoir and the Body with Rosemarie Dombrowski, Stephen Kuusisto, Andrea Avery

Date(s): Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: 
Heritage, University Club (view map)
Type(s): 
Panel
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Memoir
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About the Session

How do we conceptualize the body in narrative? How does society enable or disable certain modes of being? What kinds of physical assumptions do we bring to a text? Join authors Andrea Avery, Rosemarie Dombrowski, and Stephen Kuusisto as they explore the role of ability in text: where personal narratives intersect with social constructions of health and illness, how these stories can be given power through the vehicle of memoir, and how the body can serve as a site of lyrical resistance.

Meet the Presenter(s)