Duke Neurohum Rsrch: Kuusisto & Antonetta: Reading/Discuss.

Drs. Stephen Kuusisto and Susanne Antonetta will present "The Difference that Disability Makes: A Reading and Panel Discussion" How might blindness and bipolar disorder be understood as acceptable forms of difference, not conditions to be pathologized and lamented? How might they contribute to the literary arts? Come listen to two celebrated authors read from their work and discuss these questions.

When Apr 26, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Duke U: Perkins Library 217
Contact Name NA
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STEPHEN KUUSISTO is the author of two books of nonfiction, Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and Planet of the Blind, which was a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.” He has also published two volumes of poems, Only Bread, Only Light and Mornings with Borges. Director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program at Syracuse University, he speaks widely on issues of diversity, disability, education, and public policy. He is currently at work on a book about guide dogs, which will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2014.

SUSANNE ANTONETTA has published two books of nonfiction, A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World and Body Toxic, which was a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year,” and four books of poetry (under the name Suzanne Paola), most recently The Lives of the Saints. Her work encompasses the environment, mental health and diversity, spirituality, science, parenting, and other subjects. She has also coauthored the nonfiction handbook Tell It Slant with Brenda Miller. Next year W.W. Norton will publish her book about adoption, Inventing Family.

Presented by the Franklin Humanities Institute & Duke Institute for Brain Science