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Spring 3-10-2020


disability studies, sociocultural anthropology, language, graphic anthropology


In this episode, Harper speaks with sociocultural anthropologist Joshua Reno about his upcoming book project that aims to think about disability through Reno's experiences with his son who does not speak. We consider the necessity and difficulty of representation when the subject of that representation doesn't use language. Reno navigates this difficulty by writing and drawing about his experiences with his son in the form of a graphic novel, and we address the complexities of this approach as well.

*note: the recording of this episode captured a few minutes of the music programming before Broadcasting World Literature went on the air; the episode begins at approximately 04:15 of the recording.