The Contemporary Studies Program will host Kenny Fries for an online lecture, entitled “Disability Can Save Your Life: Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer”.
Kenny Fries is an American writer and scholar in the area of disability and queer theory. He is the author of In the Province of the Gods (Creative Capital Literature Award); The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory (Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights); and Body, Remember: A Memoir. He edited Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out, and his books of poems include In the Gardens of Japan, Desert Walking, and Anesthesia. His current work-in-progress is Stumbling over History: Disability and the Holocaust, excerpts from which are the basis for his video series What Happened Here in the Summer of 1940?
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