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Bio

Dominika Bednarska is a writer, solo performer, poet and academic living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

My Body Love Story chronicles one of the most important relationships that we have: the one with our own body. Queer disabled femme Dominika Bednarska takes us through dance floors, shopping malls, and theaters to tell the story of how she learned to love her body. Using dance, poetry, monologues, and humor My Body Love Story explores the one relationship that you can’t ever end. This performance is part of the AIRspace residency program and the National Queer Arts Festival. It is also co-sponsored by FabledASP. There will also be performances by other artists in the AIRspace residency program.


PUBLICATIONS

“A Cripped Erotic: Gender and Disability in James Joyce’s ‘Nausicaa.’” James Joyce Quarterly. (Forthcoming.)
"Written on Several Bodies: Examining Ideologies of Gender, Sexuality and Ability in Jeanette Winterson." A Different Art. (Forthcoming.)
Smothered Breath: Poems. Tulip Pulp Press (Forthcoming.)
“Cripping Time: From Woolf to Haraway.” Woolf Studies Annual. (Submitted.)
“What They See is What You Get: How Perceptions of Disability and Queerness Shape Medical Treatment.” Journal of Medical Humanities. (Submitted.) 
“Rethinking Access: Why Technology Isn’t the Only Answer.” The Culture of Efficiency. Ed. Sharon Kleinman. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2009. 158-169.
This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes.” (Book Review). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction. Fact on File (Forthcoming.)
“Passing Last Summer.” Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity. Ed. Mattilda a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore. Emeryville: Seal Press, 2006. 71-82.

Poetry published in Bellevue Literary Review (2008), Sinister Wisdom (2013), Petrichor Machine (2013), Blast Furnace (2013), A Bad Penny Review (2012), (A Barbie Anthology) (2012), Journey to Crone (Anthology) (2012), Avatar Review (2012), Storm Cellar (2012), Palimpsest (2012), Muddy River Poetry Review (2012), Wordgathering (2011), Ghosting the Atom: Reflections After the Bomb (2006), and What I Want From You: An Anthology of East Bay Lesbian Poets (2006).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 

“Reconsidering Pain: What Disability Has to Offer.” Modern Language Association. Seattle, WA. January 2012.
“A Cripped Erotic: Gender and Disability in James Joyce’s ‘Nausicaa.’” Society for Disability Studies. San Jose, CA. June 2011.
“Disability and Femme Identity.” Femme No Restrictions, Oakland, CA. August 2010.
“Enabling What? Exploring Disability, Gender and Sexuality.” Butch Voices, Oakland, CA. August 2009.
“Theorizing Crip Time.” Society for Disability Studies, Tucson, AZ. June 2009.
“Temporality, Gender and Disability in Mrs. Dalloway.” Society for Disability Studies, CUNY Baruch. June 2008.
“Landscape in James Joyce’s ‘Nausicaa’: Rethinking Desire in Ulysses.” Berkeley-Stanford Conference, UC Berkeley. May 2008.
“Critique Through the City: Examining Ideologies of Gender and Disability in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.” (dis)junctions 2008, UC Riverside. April 2008.
“Critique Through the City: Examining Ideologies of Gender and Disability in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.” Remapping Intellectual Spaces. Intermountain Graduate Conference, Logan, UT. April 2008.
“Written on Several Bodies: Examining Ideologies of Gender, Sexuality and Ability in Jeanette Winterson.” Biocultures: Science, Technology, Culture, Humanity. UIC Chicago, IL. November 2007.
“Written on Several Bodies: Examining Ideologies of Gender, Sexuality and Ability in Jeannette Winterson.” Northeast Popular/American Culture Association, Worcester MA. October 2007.
“Misappropriating Disability: The Limits of Morrison’s Novels.” Rewriting the Body, UC Riverside. April 2007.
“Physical Disability as Metaphor in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby.” Society for Disability Studies, Baltimore, MD. June 2003.
“Breaking Down Binaries: Using Judith Butler to Theorize Disability.” Society for Disability Studies, Oakland, CA. June 2002.