Beyond Normal

  2016-03-25 11:00:00 Started : 934 day(s) 2016-03-25 17:00:00 Started : 934 day(s)

NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York ,

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How do popular culture and mass media shape our notions of what it means to be healthy, happy, safe, and human? And how might imaginative genres like fantasy and speculative fiction break the mold of the “normal life”? This symposium brings together three scholars working at the intersections of critical race, disability, and gender and sexuality studies to consider how the misfit, freak, speculative, and mutant bodies of American culture are variously contained or authorized by different twentieth century and contemporary media and social forms, exploring genres and affective modes like fantasy, speculative fiction, and enchantment.

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