Thursday, April 3, 2014

Composing Disability 2013-2014

Composing Disability 2013-2014
"Diagnosis, Interrupted"
Thursday, April 3 - Friday, April 4, 2014

The second installment of this event series, Composing Disability: Diagnosis, Interrupted, is scheduled for April 3-4 2014 in the Jack Morton Auditorium of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs. This event will offer a series of panel presentations, keynote speeches and performances that take as their focus the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (published May 2013), examining the fraught relationship between the diagnostic work of the medical industry and the embodied lives of disabled people.

Featured Presentations by

Ellen Forney, author of Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me
Ann Cvetkovich, author of Depression: A Public Feeling
Karen Nakamura, author of A Disability of the Soul
Katie Rose Guest Pryal, author of A Short Guide to Writing about Law