Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Toward a Rhizomatic Model of Disability: Poetry, Performance, and Touch

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (2009), 3, (3), 221–240.

Abstract

The article posits a rhizomatic model of disability in order to discuss the complexities of disability as a lived experience, and disability as a representation. The article works with a Deleuzoguattarian toolbox to explore poetry, performance, and experimental video in their contributions to making disability a site, space, world of richness and artful living.

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