Thursday, April 2, 2009

Global Bodies: Representing Disability and Gender

I wanted to help get the word out about this great seminar.

The theme of the Seminar will be “Global Bodies: Representing Disability and Gender.”

Please visit the Seminar website for full details:

The Summer Seminar is a very unique opportunity--a chance to work very closely with fellow scholars, and with the facilitation of a leading expert in the field.

The seminar will begin with a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st and conclude at noon on Sunday, May 24th. There are five, two-hour-long discussion sessions during the seminar, providing opportunities for connection, dialogue, and collaboration.

ASL and Voice-to-Text interpretation will be provided. We are dedicated to making this seminar as accessible as possible.

West Virginia University is located in scenic north central West Virginia about 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA and 200 miles west of Washington, DC. Very affordable rooms are available in accessible Lincoln Hall. Participants can choose single or double occupancy, and fully accessible rooms are available. One local hotel is close by for those who prefer non-dormitory housing.

Registration fees:
Graduate Students …… $250
Faculty ……$350

The seminar is limited to 50 participants. To reserve a place in the seminar, a $100 deposit must be received and/or postmarked by Friday, April 24, 2009. See website for registration details.

Limited scholarship opportunities may become available for graduate students with disabilities.

If you have any questions at all, please just contact Jay Dolmage:

Please pass this announcement along to colleagues. Please help get the word out! This is a great opportunity and a very unique event.

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