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Points of Contact : Disability, Art and Culture - Susan Crutchfield

Points of Contact

Disability, Art and Culture

By: Susan Crutchfield (Editor), Marcy Epstein (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th April 2000
ISBN: 9780472067114
Number Of Pages: 312

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"Points of Contact" brings together contributions by leading writers, artists, scholars, and critics to provide a remarkably broad and consistently engaging look at the intersection of disability and the arts. The contributions include essays and memoirs by a wide range of disabled and nondisabled writers, including Bell Gale Chevigny, Sandra Gilbert, Joseph Grigely, Georgina Kleege, Victoria Ann Lewis, Carol Poore, Tobin Siebers, and Rosemarie Garland Thomson among others; poetry by Brooke Horvath, Joan Seliger Sidney, William Stafford, and others; fiction by Stephen Dixon, Michael Downs, Georgina Kleege, Dallas Wiebe, and others.
The collection covers a broad range of subjects and concerns that lie at the intersection of disability and the arts, including fetal alcohol syndrome, education, and identity; representations of disability in the visual arts and the complicated position of the disabled spectator; the impact of cancer on the patient and the caregiver; the similarities between beauty pageants and freak shows; Alzheimer's disease; prosthetic devices; the mechanized disabled body; disability and performance; and profiles of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, Christopher Reeve, Franklin Roosevelt, and sado-masochistic performance artist Bob Flanagan.
"Points of Contact: Disability, Art, and Culture" was originally published as a special double issue of the well regarded literary magazine, the "Michigan Quarterly Review." Now available in a single, convenient paperback volume, its broad range of perspectives on disability and its entertaining and engaging selections will appeal to general readers, scholars, and students alike.
Susan Crutchfield is lecturer in English, University of Michigan. Marcy Epstein teaches literature at The Roeper School and women's studies at Henry Ford Community College.

ISBN: 9780472067114
ISBN-10: 0472067117
Series: Corporealities: Discourses of Disability
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 30th April 2000
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52

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