Disability in Cinema

In this Tavaana webinar series, Professor Jay Dolmage examines the representation of disability in popular culture with an emphasis on the portrayal of disabled characters in film. Discussing the problems with how contemporary cinema depicts disability, Professor Dolmage addresses the serious underrepresentation of disabled characters in film and the fact that disabled characters are usually played by able-bodied actors, resulting in a serious misrepresentation of the reality of disability. These lectures address the need to acknowledge the structural disempowerment of people with disabilities, learn more about their experiences, and move beyond pity toward true understanding and advocacy for disability rights.

Professor Dolmage received his B.A. from the University of British Columbia and his Ph.D. from the Miami University of Ohio. He is currently an associate professor of English at the University of Waterloo and teaches graduate courses in rhetoric and composition pedagogy. He has published widely on rhetorical theory and accessible teaching. His first book, Disability Rhetoric, was published by Syracuse University Press in 2014 and won a PROSE Award in the language and linguistics category from the Association of American Publishers in 2015. Professor Dolmage is also the founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies.

 

DOWNLOAD THE TAVAANA APP

Get it on Google Play

If you do not have access to Google Play download the Android APK file below ( Android 4.2.2 and higher). 

 

Twitter

خیابان آزادی تهران مسدود شد۔ پس ازسرکوب دانشجویان، مردم با هر وسیله‌ای به خیابان‌ها آمده‌اند از هر سنی،نکته مهم ای… https://t.co/VX1fuimx3W
توانا Tavaana (7 hours ago)
"I saw many times on film how the people of my country are encouraging me as always. I always felt people’s kindnes… https://t.co/wOi3kMTD9G
توانا Tavaana (9 hours ago)
Today at Tehran’s Charsou Mall Shopkeepers and Bazaaris join protesters as agents of the Islamic Republic attempt t… https://t.co/KiSTDRe8nb
توانا Tavaana (10 hours ago)
شرایط در دانشگاه صنعتی شریف بحرانی است. نیروهای امنیتی دانشگاه را محاصره کرده‌اند و در چنین شرایطی اگر مردم در بیرو… https://t.co/sOiSEFPnT6
توانا Tavaana (11 hours ago)
#یاری_مدنی_توانا #اعتصابات_سراسری #مهسا_امینی #اعتراضات_سراسری #اعتصاب_سراسری #MahsaAmini
توانا Tavaana (11 hours ago)
حسن نصرالله،گفت: مرگ مهسا امینی حادثه مبهم است. او باحمایت ازجمهوری اسلامی وسرکوب اعتراضات مردمی،اعتراضات مردم ایرا… https://t.co/3qsIN0OV2V
توانا Tavaana (11 hours ago)
Regime forces are preventing students of Tehran’s Sharif University from leaving the university. The same is happen… https://t.co/Pxh3lWkDrK
توانا Tavaana (11 hours ago)
دانش‌آموزان این روزها شعارنویسی می‌کنند، حجاب برمی‌دارند، عکس رهبران حکومت را پاره می‌کنند و حتی در راه بازگشت به خ… https://t.co/WBq7u6lFFk
توانا Tavaana (12 hours ago)