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                         THIS/ABILITY
                  an interdisciplinary conference
                             on
                      disability and the arts
 
           MAY 18-20, 1995 * University  of  Michigan
 
     THIS/ABILITY celebrates a rich, powerful disability culture
     while it critques the representation of disability in the
     academy and mainstream.  The conference features academic
   panels and participatory workshops and roundtables examining
     aesthetic, conceptual, and metaphorical representations of
     disability alongside the practical and political issues of
     living with disability every day.
 
SPECIAL EVENTS OPEN TO ALL REGISTRANTS:
 
     KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
     Paul Longmore, Dept. of History (film historian)
     San Francisco State University
     "Ideology, Culture, and Disability Studies:
     The Twin Quests for Inclusion and Self-Definition"
 
     PLENARY PANEL OF INVITED SPEAKERS:
     Anne Finger, Wayne State University
     David Hevey, British Broadcasting Corporation
     Victoria Ann Lewis, University of California-Los Angeles
     Cherly Marie Wade, Gnarly Bones Productions
 
     PERFORMANCES:
     Diversabilities Theater, *The Swing*
 
     Cheryl Marie Wade, *Sassy Girl:
     Memoirs of a Poster Child Gone Awry*
 
     Coffeehouse Cabaret, featuring various artists
 
     FILM DOUBLE FEATURE:
     *When Billy Broke His Head. . . and Other Tales of Wonder*
     *Proof*
 
     READING:
     Fiction, memoirs, and poetry by
     Anne Finger, Kenny Fries, and Elizabeth Clare
 
     ART EXHIBIT:
     Work by Amanda Contopulos, Rosalyn Driscoll, Mary Duffy,
     Joseph Grigely, David Hevey, Tony Mendoza, Helen Nestor,
     Jo Spence, and Peter Williams
 
REGISTRATION fees are $75 general and $50 for students with ID.  For
registration materials and a full conference schedule, contact the
address below by April 24, 1995.
 
This/Ability
 University of Michigan
 Conferences and Seminars
 541 Thompson, Rm 112
 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1360
FAX: 313-764-2990
TELEPHONE: 313-764-4276
MICHIGAN RELAY CENTER: 1-800-649-3777
E-MAIL: [log in to unmask]
 
The following access services are available:
wheelchair access          audio description
braille                    orientation for people with visual impairments
ASL interpreters           large print