Spring 2016

Book Launch: Three New Books in Disability/Deaf Studies

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Friday, April 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
239 Greene St., 8th Floor
Profile of Boy on Cover of Laura Mauldin’s book

Join us for readings and celebration of three new books in Disability/Deaf Studies:

Michele Friedner (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Stony Brook University)

Valuing Deaf Worlds In Urban India (2015, Rutgers University Press)

Laura Mauldin (Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut)
MADE TO HEAR: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS & RAISING DEAF CHILDREN (2016, University of Minnesota Press)

Rebecca Sanchez (English, Fordham University)
DEAFENING MODERNISM: EMBODIED LANGUAGE and VISUAL POETICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE (2015, NYU Press)

Moderated by Mara Mills
Sponsored by The NYU Council for the Study of Disability
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

ASL Interpretation Provided


Christina Crosby
A Body, Undone
Friday, April 8, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

CrosbyThe Studio, 6th Floor
Department of Performance Studies, NYU Tisch
721 Broadway

Christina Crosby will read from her just-published memoir that is a meditation on disability, metaphor, grief, gender, sex, and love

Co-Sponsored by The NYU Council for the Study of Disability, Department of Performance Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

 



Symposium
Envisioning Accessible Futures: Disability, Caregiving, Photography
March 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 1, 10:30-12:30 p.m.
19 University Place, 1st Floor, Great Room

This two-day symposiumFrench includes workshops & exhibitions featuring photographers, scholars, and activists exploring disability and the politics of recognition and care.

Reviewed in American Photo: http://www.americanphotomag.com/nyu-symposium-explores-representation-disability-in-photography

Co-sponsored by NYU Anthropology, NYU Center for the Humanities, Photography and Imaging, Global Research Initiatives, Office of the Provost, La Maison Francaise, Kimmel Galleries, and NYU Council for the Study of Disability


Anna Lucas, Blind Movies
Artist Talk and Discussion with Faye Ginsburg

Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
Kriser Film Room, 1st Floor, Department of Anthropology, 25 Waverly Place

BlindMovies

BLIND MOVIES is a series of carbon drawings of movies by artist Anna Lucas. Each of them, drawn continuously for the duration of the film, is a tangle of marks, a representation of its temporal, formal and emotional density. “Drawing the film liberates the viewer from the more passive and linear mode of viewing.” (Silke Panse)

In this artist talk ANNA LUCAS will discuss the relationship between drawing and cinema, and expand on her research into visual perception at the University of Oxford’s Department of Anatomy where she focussed on three scenes from Werner Herzog’s Land of Silence and Darkness, a remarkable portrait of deaf-and-blind individuals who communicate primarily through touch.

 Sponsored by The Colloquium for Unpopular Culture
Co-sponsored by the NYU Council for the Study of Disability