On Thursday March 1st, distinguished scholars Morgan Holmes and Robert
McRuer will collaborate to deliver a talk and facilitate a discussion on
the theme of "Disabling Failure: Sex, Embodiment, and Crip Critique."
The talk will take place at 4:30 pm at the University of Waterloo, venue
to be determined.
Dr. McRuer is Professor of English at George Washington University. His
book Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability was the MLA
Alan Bray Award winner in 2007. He is currently completing a book
tentatively titled “Crip Time: Essays on Disability, Sexuality, and
Neoliberalism,” considering locations of disability within contemporary
political economies and the roles that disabled movements and
representations play in countering hegemonic forms of globalization.
Dr. Holmes is Associate Professor of Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier
University, and is the author of Critical Intersex. Her work brings
together sexuality and queer theory and feminist thought with qualitative
health research and law related to sexuality and health.
All interested faculty, graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, or
others are also invited to take part in a small reading and discussion
advance of the talk. This group will provide an introduction to the
scholars' work, the themes of the presentation, and the broader
disciplines of queer theory and disability studies, particularly as they
overlap with rhetoric and literary studies. Dr. Holmes and I will
facilitate this group with one in-person meeting and some continued online
discussion. Please simply email me if you are interested in this group.
If you can't come
to the in-person meeting, I will still do all that I can to include you.
Jay Dolmage, Ph.D
Editor, Canadian Journal of Disability Studies
Assistant Professor of English
University of Waterloo
Department of English
Hagey Hall of Humanities Building
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Tel: 519 888 4567 x31035
Fax: 519 746 5788