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)
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Memoir
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.