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Blindness: As Identity / In Society

What do we talk about when we talk about blindness? What does it mean to be “blind”? Inscrutable questions. In this talk, disabled writer, scholar-activist, and educator Aymon Langlois will discuss what it means to identify as blind as well as what cultural freight that carries. Come prepared to ask questions and share what associations with blindness you frequently encounter.


From the Boston area, Langlois holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Skidmore College. Writing has appeared in Evening Street Review, JAKE, and Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature. His debut essay collection, Ugly Feet, OCD, and Other Intimations of Resistance: A Narrative Suite on Disability and Masculinity, is forthcoming from Anxiety Press. New York Times essayist and author of one of The New Yorker’s Best Books of 2023, The Country of the Blind, Andrew Leland has called it “a promising, exhilarating entry into the canon of writing that successfully weaves together memoir and critical inquiry.” Langlois is incoming Assistant Director of Accessibility Services at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room A, Community Room B
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