Georgina Kleege

Disability studies and creative writing lecturer

Georgina Kleege teaches creative-writing as well as courses on representations of disability in literature and disability memoir. She is a co-director of the Disability Studies Minor, and an affiliate faculty member of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Her collection of personal essays, Sight Unseen (1999), is a classic in the field of disability studies. Essays include an autobiographical account of Kleege’s own blindness, and cultural critique of depictions of blindness in literature, film, and language. She is also the author of Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller (2006), which reimagines the life and legacy of the disability icon. Kleege’s latest book, More Than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art (2018), is concerned with blindness and visual art. She has lectured and served as consultant to art institutions around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London.

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