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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Faculty Book Talk on Monday, October 18-"The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art"

Join Ann Millett-Gallant on Monday, October 18, as she discusses and shows images from her recently published book, The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art. The talk is scheduled for 3 pm in the Gatewood Studio Arts Center, rm. 204, with a reception following. Dr. Millett-Gallant is a lecturer in UNCG's Department of Art as well as an instructor in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies program.

Read what people are saying about the book:

“There is little if any systematic work on the intersection between art history and disability studies. When a theory is broached, it usually comes down to the accusation that art has participated in the history of discrimination against disabled people. Millett-Gallant is able to discuss troubling aspects concerning disability in the history of art, and yet she finds a way to describe how these same troubling aspects resist discrimination. Hers is a complex idea of aesthetic representation, and her analysis does not fail to respect this complexity but, rather, dwells in it by providing a dense articulation of works of art, their allusions, and meanings. The book is of critical importance. It is the first of its kind.”—Tobin Siebers, University of Michigan

“An important contribution to the growing field of disability studies, Millett-Gallant brings art history into contact and collaboration with the perspectives of disabled models, artists, and critics. A must-read for everybody who is interested in cultural representations of disability.”—Petra Kuppers, University of Michigan and author of The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art.

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