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Saturday, March 2, 2013

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Fantastic! Heroic! Disabled? "Cripping" the Comic Con

Fantastic! Heroic! Disabled? "Cripping" the Comic Con

April 11, 2013
Syracuse, NY
8:00 am to 9:30 pm

Goldstein Student Center, 201ABC (8:00am-5:45pm)
With a Reception and Special Postconference Session at the Skybarn (6:00 pm to 9:30 pm)
Syracuse University's South Campus
Syracuse, NY

This symposium provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a broad array of reflective discussions about the representations of disability that exist "beneath the surface" and explicitly within mainstream popular cultures both nationally and internationally, particularly the popular culture phenomena that are comic books, graphic novels, and manga.

Keynote Presentation:

"Death, Disability and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond"
By José Alaniz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and
the Department of Comparative Literature (adjunct) at the University of Washington-Seattle

Disability Activism & Fandom: A roundtable strategizing on fandom as a target of/resource for activism

For more information or to register, visit:
Twitter: @cripcon

Sponsors of this symposium include the SU Disability Cultural Center, the Center on Human Policy, the Disability Student Union (DSU), the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee (BCCC), and Disability Studies at Syracuse University.

Rachael A. Zubal-Ruggieri
Co-Chair, Fantastic!  Heroic! Disabled? "Cripping" The Comic Con" Symposium
Information Coordinator, Center on Human Policy
Syracuse University
School of Education
805 South Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY  13244-2280
315-443-2761 | FAX 315-443-4338
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