The Center for Literature and Medicine will present the lecture “Disabling Memoir” by Rachel Adams at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.
Adams is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She has also authored the books Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America (2009) and Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination (2001).
Her writing has also appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Times of London. She is currently writing a book about raising a child with a disability, which will be published by Yale University Press.