Fleshed Out: The Body Politic

Fleshed Out: The Body Politic

April 13, 2017 - 5:30pm
Luckyday Multipurpose Room
Free and open to the public
Kelly Ferris Lester kelly.lester@usm.edu

Interdisciplinary Investigations continues with "Fleshed Out: The Body Politic," which will include three final sessions this spring. "What is an 'Abnormal' Body" is set for April 13 at 5:30 in the Luckyday Multipurpose Room.

What constitutes an “abnormal” body? What is a “normal” body? Who decides what is“normal” and what isn’t? How and why are some bodies and minds labeled as “disabled”? The primary presenter for this event will discuss the history of disability and ways that the concept of “normalcy” has shaped what we perceive as “disabled” with a focus on the past two centuries and the rise of modern medicine.

"What is an 'Abnormal' Body" will be presented by English professor Dr. Emily Stanback with comments by psychology professor Dr. Susan Hrostowski and sociology professor Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell.

The event and series are open to the public. For more information about upcoming events in the series, visit http://artsandlettersnow.usm.edu.