Physical and mental disability traditionally garners impressions of helplessness, asexuality, and invisibility that certainly extend to popular media. However, these attitudes have been challenged in recent years with the demand for more inclusive representations through diverse lenses. This panel aims to reexamine the representation of disability in film, TV and other media beyond education to consider the theoretical , cultural, aesthetic and historical implications that disability conveys as a site for reconsidering identity and body politics, often through transgression.
Some potential topics include but are not limited to:
Disability Questioning Gender Norms