Call for Papers

“Disability and Blood: Blood and the Crips” (CfP, Special Issue of Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Call for Papers Special Issue: “Disability and Blood: Blood and the Crips” Guest Editors: Michael Davidson (UCSD) and Sören Fröhlich (UCSD) Since the HIV/AIDS blood feuds of the 1990s, scholarship into social and cultural definitions of blood has provided much-needed insights into Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

Transspecies Entanglements: Animal Assistants in Narratives about the Intellectually Disabled – David Herman (Seminar, Durham, 10th December 2013)

A seminar presented by the Centre for Medical Humanities to be held at Williams Library, St Chad’s College, 5.15—7pm. After surveying work on the definition, history, possible mechanisms, and relative efficacy of Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), this presentation discusses how an expanded framework for inquiry — one Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

Centre for Culture & Disability Studies Seminar Series: The Voice of Disability (2013–2014 academic year, Liverpool)

The last Centre for Culture & Disability Studies (CCDS) seminar series ran at Liverpool Hope University over a number of years and culminated in Changing Social Attitudes Toward Disability: Perspectives from Historical, Cultural, and Educational Studies, an edited book that we are now completing for Routledge. Building on this success, Read more…

Funding Opportunity

“The Construction of Norms in 17th- to 19th-Century Europe and the US” (1-yr Pre/Post-doc, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, announces 1 Pre/Postdoctoral position for one year (with possible extension) Starting date: January 1, 2014 (flexible) Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply. The position is awarded in conjunction with the research project The Construction of Norms in 17th- to 19th-Century Europe and the United States (Research Group Director: Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Mental Health and Dependency (Second Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Symposium, Glasgow, 18 May)

The second MHRNS Symposium, themed on “Mental Health” and “Dependency” will take place on Saturday 18 May, 4 University Gardens, Glasgow. Guest speakers are: Dr Lucy Burke (Manchester Metropolitan University), “Care and Dependency: Keywords in Disability Culture or Why Language Matters” and Dr Jonathan Andrews (Newcastle University), “Asylum patient cultures: Read more…

Call for Papers

Avoidance and/in the Academy: International Conference on Disability, Culture, & Education (CFP, Conference, Liverpool, 11–12 Sept 2013)

Avoidance and/in the Academy The International Conference on Disability, Culture, and Education   11th-12th September 2013 Centre for Culture and Disability Studies Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom Planned Keynotes: Sharon Snyder, Brenda Brueggemann, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson It has been nearly two decades since Lennard Davis, in Enforcing Normalcy (1995), remarked Read more…

Call for Papers

Mental Health and Dependency (CfP, Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Symposium, 18 May 2013)

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium 2013 The RSE/Scottish Government-funded MHRNS aims to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical humanities. The network’s website is available here. The second symposium of the MHRNS will be held in the School of Critical Studies, University of Read more…

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