Join Alyson Patsavas, co-producer of "Code of the Freaks: A Documentary About Disability in Film" in this graduate workshop focussing on analyzing experiences, both corpeal and cultural, of pain and disability.
This workshop will explore what it means to do an interdisciplinary disability studies dissertation or other extended writing project. Patsavas will discuss her article "Recovering a Cripistemology of Pain" as an informal case study of the way a shorter writing project might be expanded to become a book-length manuscript. She will also lead a discussion about what it means to "do" disability studies work as an interdisciplinary scholar; topics may include disability studies methodology, the process of dissertation writin and positioning one's work in relation to both disability studies and other fields. In preparation, attendees are asked to read the article "Recovering a Cripistemology of Pain: Leaky Bodies, Connective Tissue and Feeling Discourse," available from the library in screen-readable PDF format, and to bring a rough list of their own questions or goals regarding scholarly/creative work in disability.