Performing the (Dis)abled Speaker

  • Author / Creator
    St. Pierre, Joshua Lane
  • Given that normalcy is contingent upon social valuation, the theoretical and socio-political conditions that give rise to the disabled speaker must be interrogated. I contend that disabled speech is made intelligible as an embodied activity that threatens rational structures and is performed (1) against a theoretical prejudice that normalizes expectations of disclosing reason through speech, (2) as a disruption to the logic of linguistic and communicative systems, (3) and through lived experience as a flawed temporal “choreography” of the body.

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    Fall 2013
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    Master of Arts
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Strickfaden, Megan (Human Ecology)
    • Nichols, Robert (Political Science)
    • Morin, Marie-Eve (Philosophy)