Reinventing the Atypical Body through Art, Literature and Technology

By Stephen Gilson and Elizabeth DePoy.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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In this presentation we examine the contribution of literature, arts and technology in constructing, changing and redefining the visualization and meaning of the atypical body.

Keywords: Embodiment, Representation, Atypical, Disability

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 7, pp.231-244. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 3.095MB).

Dr. Stephen Gilson

After Dr Gilson completed his Ph.D. in medical sciences, he was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Drug Abuse in Baltimore Maryland, where he studied the neurophysiology of substance use and abuse. He now teaches in disability studies and social work at the University of Maine. His research interests and publications have focused disability identity, experiences of domestic violence and women with disabilities, disability theory, disability as diversity, universal access, social justice, and health and disability policy and advocacy. Dr Gilson has authored and/or co-authored 5 books, has contributed many chapters to edited collections, and has over 40 articles published in peer reviewed journals. He is currently pursuing a collaborative research agenda to develop and test software that will provide universal access to web and electronic information. Dr Gilson presents his work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has collaborative relationships with international scholars. In the service arena, Dr Gilson is extremely active on university, local, national and international committees, organizations, and concerns. His commitment to universal ideology as a means to promote social justice and equal opportunity guides his service work.

Dr. Elizabeth DePoy

Dr DePoy is jointly appointed as professor in the School of Social Work and Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Disability Education at the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. She is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in research and evaluation methods, theory development focusing on disability as human diversity, and received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2003. Dr DePoy has authored and/or co-authored seven books, has contributed chapters to numerous edited collections, and has published over 50 peer reviewed articles. She teaches courses in social work research, evaluation, grant writing and disability studies. Her research interests and journal publications embrace health, universal access, disability as human diversity, research methodology, and evaluation. Dr DePoy's recent publications include co-authored books on evaluation, disability, and most recently the, third edition of her book, Introduction to Research. Over the past several years, Dr DePoy has raised over two million dollars in federally funded research dollars and is currently working collaboratively on a research agenda to development and test an intelligent web interface to provide universal access to web-based and electronic information. She is a member of more than a dozen professional associations, societies and task forces at state, national, and international levels and presents her work throughout the world.


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