Event Title

Life's too Short: A Comical Turn in Disability in the Media

Location

Goldstein Student Center

Event Website

http://crippingthecon.com/

Start Date

11-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2013 3:30 PM

Description

This paper suggests that there is a significant “turn” in media representation of disabled people which can be attributed to new forms of agency taken on by disabled actors such as Warwick Davis in the “dwarf mockumentary” Life’s Too Short, who are able to bridge embodied life experience and fictional comedic performance.

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Life's too Short: A Comical Turn in Disability in the Media

Goldstein Student Center

This paper suggests that there is a significant “turn” in media representation of disabled people which can be attributed to new forms of agency taken on by disabled actors such as Warwick Davis in the “dwarf mockumentary” Life’s Too Short, who are able to bridge embodied life experience and fictional comedic performance.

http://surface.syr.edu/bts_conf/2013/Presentations/8