Reimagining Access: Madness, Language and Action

We are pleased to provide a unique opportunity to hear author and professor Dr. Margaret Price

When: 6pm on October 16th, 2012
Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 2555-149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Public lecture, Reimagining Access: Madness, Language and Action
RSVP: Brenda Jamer, bja11@sfu.ca

Margaret Price is associate professor of English at Spelman College, a historically Black college for women in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has appeared in publications including Disability Studies Quarterly; Ms. magazine; and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Her book, Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life (University of Michigan Press, 2011) investigates everyday academic spaces (such as classrooms, conferences and interviews) as they are experienced by students, faculty, staff and independent scholars with mental disability. Written from the perspective of a Mad professor, Mad at School asks a simple but radical question: How might educational policies and practices change if we assumed that madness were an everyday benefit of academic life, rather than a “problem” requiring “accommodation”.

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