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Georgina Kleege

Lecturer SOE
D29E Hearst Annex
Summer 2016, by appointment
gkleege@berkeley.edu


Specialties

Books

Title Fields
Pic-book7 Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller
As a young blind girl, Georgina Kleege repeatedly heard the refrain, “Why can’t you be more like Helen Keller?” Kleege’s resentment culminates in her book Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller, an ingenious examination of the life of this renowned international figure using 21st-century sensibilities. Kleege’s absorption with Keller originated as an angry respon....

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Home for the Summer, Sausalito: Post-Apollo Press, 1989.

Sight Unseen, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller, Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press 2006.

"On the Borders of the Wild" (essay)Raritan, (Vol. 18, No. 4), pp. 102-15.

"Wearing the Mask Inside Out" (essay) Social Research (Vol. 67, No. 1), pp. 47-59.

"Beauty and the Blind" (essay) The UNESCO Courier (July/August, 2001), pp. 47-8.


“Charity Begins at Home” (essay) Ragged Edge(Vol. 23, Nos. 2 & 3), pp. 20-25.

"Memory Works Both Ways" (essay) Southwest Review, (Vol. 87, Nos. 2 & 3), pp. 167-200.

“A Good Place for Aliens” (essay) The Yale Review, (Vol. 91, No. 4), pp. 99-108.

“Darwin Thinks” (essay) Southwest Review (Vol. 89, No. 4), pp. 530-547.

“Blindness and Visual Culture: An Eye-Witness Account” (essay) The Journal of Visual Culture, (Vol. 4, No. 2), pp. 179-190.

“What we Talk About When We Talk About Art” (keynote address) Beyond Occularcentrism Symposium, The Tate Modern Museum, November, 2002.

“The Subject At Hand” (keynote address) Art Beyond Sight Conference, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October, 2005.

“Brain Work: A Meditation on the Painting of Katherine Sherwood”

            Golgi’s Door (National Academy of Sciences)  pp. 8-18. 

            “blind Imagination: Pictures into Words"

            Southwest Review (Vol. 93, No. 2)  pp. 227-39.



Current Research

creative nonfiction; disability autobiography; blindness and visual art.


Recent English Courses Taught

Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
175/1 Literature and Disability Novel
Drama
Special Topics
Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/2 Short Fiction Creative Writing Workshops
180A/1 Autobiography: Disability Memoir Special Topics
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143N/1 Prose Nonfiction: The Personal Essay Creative Writing Workshops
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/2 Short Fiction Creative Writing Workshops
180A/1 Autobiography: Disability Memoir Special Topics
Fall, 2014
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143N/1 Prose Nonfiction: The Personal Essay Creative Writing Workshops
175/1 Literature and Disability Novel
Drama
Special Topics
Spring, 2014
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Creative Writing Workshops
180A/1 Autobiography: Disability Memoir Special Topics

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