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Public Lecture: Robert McRuer, “Queer Affect in Crip Landscapes: Disability, Desire, Devastation”
February 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Professor McRuer’s talk is the Keynote Address for MadLit, UW English’s annual graduate conference.
Location: Memorial Union (check TITU)
Robert McRuer is a professor of English at George Washington University. His work focuses on queer and crip cultural studies and critical theory. His most recent book, Crip Times: Disability, Globalization, and Resistance, was released in
January 2018. Crip Times considers locations of disability within contemporary political economies and the roles that disabled movements and representations play in countering hegemonic forms of globalization. His first book, The Queer Renaissance: Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities, centered on contemporary lgbt writers, particularly lgbt writers of color, and his second book, Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability, attended to cultural sites where critical queerness and disability contest heteronormativity and compulsory able-bodiedness.