Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Briefly Noted: Reorienting Disability at #NCS14


Hope all our readers are doing well, enjoying the last days of summer and (if you're teaching) preparing for the beginning of the new academic year.

The New Chaucer Society Congress held earlier this June in Reykjavik was a memorable conference; KARL blogged on-site about "whale not-watching." JEFFREY offered his reflections on ice and magic rocks; and we had a guest-posting by Boyda Johnstone about twitter at #NCS14.

Here (better late than never!) is an informative blog posting by Julie Orlemanski about the "Re-orienting Disability" seminar that she and I co-organized at NCS. If you weren't able to attend the conference (or were attending one of the other concurrent seminars or poster session), here's a chance to find out more: ‪http://tinyurl.com/ncs14-7d-disability

P.S. Stay tuned for more in these blog-threads at ITM:
  • A discussion of race, heritage, and the legacy of the "Vikings" [Read Part 1 and Part 2 of KARL's postings on this topic]
  • A series of posts about diversity and "things medieval" (including academic medieval studies). [Read Michelle Warren's posting launching that thread]

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