A wood print shows a hive in the shape of a cob of corn. Oversized sketches of bees fly about it.

Readings

Readings for Meeting (11/7/2019)

“Preface” Right to Maim – Jasbir K. Puar
“Introducing a White Disability Studies” Christopher Bell
“Autobiographical Absences” Valerie O’Brien

Viewings/Listenings/Readings for Meeting (10/17/2019)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – Hayao Miyazaki
Disabled Ecologies: Living with Impaired Landscapes” – Sunaura Taylor
Meditations on Natural Worlds, Disabled Bodies, and a Politics of Cure” – Eli Clare
Notes on Deconstructing ‘The Popular’“- Stuart Hall

Guiding question: “What if we take disability rhetorics about environments seriously within a disability justice framework?
To draw from Sunaura Taylor’s work: “Language about environmental damage emerges in all sorts of different places, whether in environmental policy or environmental humanities. This language associates environmental harm with disability. For example, the climate is depicted as a mutant or the land can be represented as ill, wounded, or amputated.”

Readings/Listenings for First Meeting (9/12/2019)

Are Disability Rights and Animal Rights Connected? – Joshua Rothman
Excerpt of Beasts of Burden Sunaura Taylor
Eli Clare on Cure, Disability, Queerness, and Natural Worlds – Eli Clare
Talk on Animacies – Mel Chen (40:14-51:14)
“‘Unaccomodated Man’: Dismodernism and Disability Justice in King Lear
-Christine M. Gottlieb

Suggested Reading List

Bénédicte Boisseron, Afro-Dog
Eli Clare, Brilliant Imperfection
Mel Chen, Animacies
Katie Ellis, Disability and Popular Culture
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Petra Kuppers, Ice Bar
Steve Kuusisto, Have Dog, Will Travel
David Mitchell, Susan Antebi, and Sharon Snyder, The Matter of Disability
Sami Schalk, Bodyminds Reimagined
Jordan Scott, Night & Ox
Jordan Scott, Blert
Sunaura Taylor, Beasts of Burden