"Publishing Dis/ability and Public Access," Shawn Newman @ McGill


Arts Building Room 150, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

"Publishing Dis/ability and Public Access," by Shawn Newman

On Monday February 25 at 12 PM in Arts 150, Dr. Shawn Newman will give a lecture about his role as both Managing Editor of Public and a Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellow. The basis of this talk will be his current research project, "Publishing Dis/ability and Public Access," in which he is investigating the ways that academic journals can re-design digital publications to centralize accessibility technologies, and why this is imperative for organizations that focus on visual cultures. The talk will also discuss the need to anticipate our readerships' needs instead of merely react to them.

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Shawn Newman received his PhD in Cultural Studies from Queen's University. His research projects have included: reconciliation project in ballet; racialized and racializing spectatorship in both artistic and activist spaces; shifting arts funding models that continue to reinforce dominant Eurocentric aesthetic practices and values; disability and performance; and Canadian multicultural nationalism. He has taught in the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of Film and Media at Queen's University, and the Department of Dance at York University. He is currently the Managing Editor of Public, Director of Public Access, and a Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellow in Cinema and Media Arts at York.

This talk is part of The Feminist and Accessible Publishing/ Communications Technologies Practices Speaker and Workshop Series. This series seeks to bring together scholars, creators, and industry working at the intersections of digital humanities, critical approaches to publishing practices, innovative communication strategies, and making research dissemination more accessible. For more information, see our website: https://www.feministandaccessiblepublishingandtechnology.com

This event was made possible through funding by the Dean of Arts Development Fund, the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies of McGill University, Media@McGill, and the Department of History and Classical Studies.