DisAppearing: October 12th Launch!

Sep 23, 2022

By CS Team

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming book launch of DisAppearing: Encounters in Disability Studies.

The event, which will take place on Wednesday, October 12th, is a double launch, where DisAppearing will be celebrated alongside Dramatizing Blindness: Disability Studies as Critical Creative Narrative, authored by Devon Healey and published by Palgrave MacMillan.

The program for the event includes:

  • Selected readings and remarks from the editors and authors in the DisAppearing: Encounters in Disability Studies collection
  • Opening remarks from blind author and scholar, Prof. Rod Michalko on Dramatizing Blindness: Disability Studies as Critical Creative Narrative and its influence on the development of the field of Blind Studies
  • Staged-reading of Dramatizing Blindness: Disability Studies as Critical Creative Narrative from author, Devon Healey and low-vision actor, Nate Bitton
  • Cash bar and light refreshments
  • Both books will be sold at a discounted rate, with discount codes also available for attendees who wish to purchase the books online

This hybrid launch will be hosted online via livestream and in-person at the Tranzac Club in the Annex neighbourhood in Toronto. The Tranzac Club is an inclusive space, with an accessible entrance, main hall, and gender-neutral washrooms. Captioning, visual description, and ASL interpretation will be provided.

Doors will open at 6pm, the event will starts at 7pm.

For more information, accessibility requests, or livestream information, please contact:

We can’t wait to see you there!

DisAppearing: Encounters in DisAbility Studies is an edited collection offering a relational orientation to disability studies. In the book, contributors provide diverse examples of encounters with disability and disabled people, from educations contexts, to media, to a variety of other cultural and social scenes.

Encouraging critical engagement with how disability is noticed and lived, the many chapters, as well as poetry, narrative, and a podcast transcript, reveal the meaning of disability appearing and disappearing in everyday life and beyond. Bringing together the work of scholars, artists, and activists, many of whom identify as disabled, DisAppearing encourages students to approach disability differently and to reimagine its appearance in the world.

Learn more about the book here:

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