RHET: DIALOGUES "Gender, Disability, and Emotional Labour in the Academy"

Fri. Feb. 26 12:30 PM - Fri. Feb. 26 01:30 PM
Contact: Jason Hannan at
Location: 3C12

UWinnipeg’s Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications presents DIALOGUES "Gender, Disability, and Emotional Labour in the Academy”: a public forum that will include brief presentations from Michelle Owen and Nadine LeGier, followed by Q&A.

When: Friday, February 26; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Room 3C12 (Centennial Hall)

Michelle Owen is a Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at UWinnipeg, and Coordinator of the Disability Studies Program. She is the co-editor of Dissonant Disabilities: Women with Disabilities Explore Their Lives (Women’s Press/Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2008) and Working Bodies: Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2014), and is co-editing Not a New Problem: Violence in the Lives of Women with Disabilities (Fernwood Publishing).

Nadine LeGier is a lecturer in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, & Communications and in the Disability Studies Program at UWinnipeg. She holds a PhD in Victorian Literature from the University of Manitoba. Her interests include the rhetoric of disability and autobiographical narratives of disability. Most recently, she has published in Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts.

For more information, please email Jason Hannan at