by Carly Schnitzler, Graduate Communications Editor
National Humanities Center fellow and Professor of Modern Literature at Queen Mary University of London Dr. Matthew Rubery will give a talk entitled “Autism, Literature, and Surface Reading” on February 20th at 4PM in the Gaskin Library. His work focuses on modern literature, media, disability studies, and reading practices, lending new light to accessibility of literature through various rhetorical practices and technologies.
Dr. Rubery is the author of The Untold Story of the Talking Book (2016) and The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News (2009). He also co-curated “How We Read: A Sensory History of Books for Blind People,” a public exhibition held at the UK’s first annual Being Human festival.
For more information about Dr. Rubery and his talk next week, click here.