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Contingent Bodies: Encountering the DisAbility Projects

July 17, 2020

Fox, Ann (Professor of English, Davidson College)

Actors; Acting; Performing Arts; Disability Studies;

Ann Fox describes her first encounter with The DisAbility Project, a St. Louis-based performance group. Humor, skits, and monologues reflecting the experiences of disabled people helped her understand disability politics, and realize the pleasure and creativity possible in bodily variation.

Curator’s note: Read Ann Fox’s essay, “To Be Rather than To Seem: Claiming Identity in Art, Curation, and Culture.” It discusses the intersections of art and disability studies that accompanied the National Humanities Center’s exhibit, Esse Quam Videri.


Theater / Actors / Acting / Performing Arts / Disability Studies /

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