Tuesday, January 31, 2006
An interdisciplinary group of experts will consider the role of personal narrative in advancing the cause of disability rights at a forthcoming conference at Ohio State Moritz College of Law. Disability, Narrative, and the Law will bring together researchers from law and the humanities to explore how themes of autonomy and dependency, “normal” and “abnormal,” innocence and fault, sameness and difference, all play out in legal discussions about disability and in the self-understanding of persons with disabilities. Speakers include Tony Coelho, Chair of The Epilepsy Foundation, Robert Dinerstein (American), Liz Emmens (Columbia), David Engel (Buffalo), Martha Fineman (Emory), Paul Miller (U. Washington), and Frank Munger (New York L.S.).