Disability Aesthetics: Reframing Disability in Artistic, Curatorial, Material, and Visual Practice

Disability Aesthetics: Reframing Disability in Artistic, Curatorial, Material, and Visual Practice is a two-day symposium at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 28 – 29, 2015, featuring Ann M. Fox (Professor of English at Davidson College), Katherine Ott (Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History), and selected readings from Tobin SiebersDisability Aesthetics (The V.L. Parrington Collegiate Professor of Literary and Cultural Criticism at the University of Michigan). This symposium is made possible through the generous support of the Anonymous Fund, The Jay & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund, and as a part of the Disability Activism Workshop through the A.W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Disability Aesthetics is sponsored by UW-Madison’s Art History Department and the Departments of English, History, Communication Arts, Gender & Women’s Studies, The Center for Visual Culture, The Material Culture Program and with community support from the Madison Disability Pride organization.