Staring: How We Look - A Reading and Discussion
Tucson Festival of Books, March 2010
Staring: How We Look, published by Oxford University Press, draws on examples from art, media, fashion, history and memoir to explore the factors that motivate staring and considers the targets and the effects of the stare. It is a bodily inventory then enumerates how stares actually operate in daily life in order to advance new ways of thinking about visuality, the body, and the overlap between the humanities and human behaviors.
Dr. Garland-Thomson is Professor of Women's Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where my fields of study are feminist theory, American literature, and disability studies. Her scholarly and professional activities are devoted to developing the field of disability studies in the humanities and in women's studies.