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, we are hosting a new series entitled The Voice of Disability and can now confirm a number of guest speakers:

18th Dec – Cleavings: Critical Losses and Deaf Gain. Prof Michael Davidson (University of California, San Diego)

15th Jan – Creative/Critical Research: The Poem sequence ‘Phantom/Sex Ontology’. Dr Cath Nichols (University of Leeds)

12th Feb – Oneself as Another:  The Problem of ‘Voice’ in Alzheimer’s Life Writing. Dr Lucy Burke (Manchester Metropolitan University)

12th Mar – Narrating Disability Inside and Outside the Clinic: Or, Beyond Empathy. Prof Tom Couser (Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York)

21st May – The Reality and Rhetoric of Pupil Voice: Exploring the Educational Journeys of Young People Labelled with Behavioural, Emotional, and Social Difficulties. Dr Marie Caslin (Liverpool Hope University)

25th Jun – Young DaDa: Evaluating Participation in the Arts. Dr Claire Penketh (Liverpool Hope University)

These Wednesday seminars will all be held at 2:15-3:45 in EDEN 109, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For further information, please contact Dr David Bolt.


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