Friday, January 11, 2008

Robert McRuer wins Alan Bray Memorial Book Award

The English Department congratulates Professor Robert McRuer, whose book Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability has been awarded the Alan Bray Memorial Book Award.

This award is given annually by the Gay and Lesbian Caucus for the Modern Language Association. The judge's report on Crip Theory declares:

The members of the Committee were especially impressed by McRuer's original intervention in the area of queer studies, one that not only sheds light on the important new area of disability studies, but brings it into conversation with a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from composition studies to performance art. McRuer's book combines the public and the private work of queer studies in surprisingly new ways.

Some information on Alan Bray may be found here. Congratulations, Robert!


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