Subject : Provost’s Conversation: “Re-presenting Disability: Million Dollar Baby, Tropic Thunder and Anti-National Sexual Positions”
A Conversation with Robert McRuer,
This talk examines a few of the films that have sustained intense criticism from disability activists and theorists over the past few years. Reading these films within a queer theoretical perspective and through the cultural logic of neoliberalism, McRuer affirms and extends the immeasurable value of an increasingly global — and at times daringly anti-national — disability movement.
Lunch will be served.
This event is co-sponsored by the President’s Commission on Disability Issues.
I confess that I have no idea what relevance the "cultural logic of neoliberalism" has in terms of its relationship with Million Dollar Baby (not a movie obviously in thrall to the Washington Consensus?). Nor, shamefully, do I have any idea what might constitute an "anti-national sexual position". (Then again, even Google isn't much help here). Perhaps readers can enlighten me?
I'm glad lunch was served, however.