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MemberTammy Berberi

…-“Se reconnaître: French Disability Studies in / and the American Undergraduate Experience” Modern Languages Association, New York City, January 2018.
-“Personne n’enseigne la souffrance: Suzanne Fouché entre soi et autrui,” Regards croisés sur le handicap en contexte francophone, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 2018….
…-an anthology of key texts in French disability studies, in translation
-a project on French disability activist, Suzanne Fouché
-an essay in French on representations of disability in the poetry of French Symbolist poet, Tristan Corbière
-an essay on “applied” French disability studies
-a interdisciplinary advocacy project on the role of world languages in the liberal arts
-ongoing work on integrating mindfulness into college life…

I teach French language and modern French literature and culture at the University of Minnesota, Morris, a public liberal arts college. I work in continental French disability studies. I have a long history of professional service to Disability Studies and first served the MLA Committee on Disability Issues 1997-2000. I care about diversity of people, perspectives, and theoretical approaches in understanding disability and disabled students; listening, equity, and affording space and opportunities to others; the language(s) we use to think about disability; the interdependence of theory and activism. What can disability studies do next to make more space(s) in higher ed for people with disabilities and their smarts and experiences?

MemberEssaka Joshua

…hio State UP, 2012. 111-128––. Abbreviated version printed in “‘I began to see’: Biblical Models of Disability in Jane Eyre” Brontë Studies 37:4 (2012): 286-291. Special Issue: The Brontës and the Bible: Influences both Literary and Religious.
“The Drifting Language of Architectural Accessibility in Victor Hugo’s Notre Dame de Paris.” Disability Studies Quarterly 31:3 (2011): 1-16. Winner of the Society for Disability Studies Tyler Rigg Award.
“‘Blind Vacancy’: Sighted Culture and Voyeuristic Historiography in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” European Romantic Review 22.1 (2011): 49-69
“William Weir, Thomas James Arnold and the Attribution of Articles in the Wellesley Index…

Romantic-era and Victorian British Literature, Disability Studies, Myth and Folklore