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Visual Culture Studies presents 13 engaging and detailed interviews with some of the most influential intellectuals working today on the objects, subjects, media, and environments of visual culture. Exploring historical and theoretical questions of vision, the visual, and visuality, this collection reveals the provocative insights of these thinkers, as they have contributed in exhilarating ways to disturbing the parameters of more traditional areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In so doing they have key roles in establishing visual culture studies as a significant field of inquiry. Each interview draws out the interests and commitments of the interviewee to critically interrogate the past, present, and future possibilities of visual culture studies and visual culture itself.

Disability Studies, the Humanities, and the Limits of the Visible
Disability studies, the humanities, and the limits of the visible
Lennard J.Davis
Introduction

Lennard J. Davis is Professor in the English Department in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition, he is Professor of Disability and Human Development in the School of Applied Health Sciences, and Professor of Medical Education in the Medical School. Amongst his many books, he is author of Enforcing Normalcy (1995), My Sense of Silence (2000), Bending Over Backwards (2002) and editor of The Disability Studies Reader (1997 [2007]), and has a book forthcoming on the cultural history of obsession (2008). Here Davis begins by speaking about the role of the public intellectual in discussions of ...

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