Disability and Culture: Whose Tragedy?
Podcasts now available

A workshop held on Thursday March 21st, 2013 at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (c4cc) 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG as Part of Royal Holloway’s Trauma, Fiction, History Series, jointly sponsored by the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway.

Programme – Podcasts available here.

Whose Disability? Challenging Stereotypical Representations of Epilepsy Maria Vaccarella (Centre for the Humanities and Health and Comparative Literature Department, King’s College London)

Sur mes lèvres, Deafness, Embodiment: Towards a Film Phenomenology of a Differently Ordered Sensorium Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary, University of London)

 Beyond the ‘Narrative of Overcoming’: Representations of Disability in Contemporary French Culture Sam Haigh (University of Warwick)

 ‘Freaks!’ Hurler Syndrome and other disabilities in Claire Daudin’s Le Sourire Brian Sudlow (Aston University)

 Ana García-Siñeriz, Esas mujeres rubias (2010): disability, gender, and the medical establishment Abigail Lee Six (Royal Holloway, University of London)

The pain of itching Naomi Segal (Birkbeck College, London)

‘Raw data’: autistic aloneness and the category of insight in Elle s’appelle Sabine Vivienne Orchard (University of Southampton)

Telling, not seeing: blindness and travel writing Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool)

On not being deaf to the blind Kate Tunstall (Worcester College, Oxford)

Disability and Sexuality: the poetry of Denis Sanguin de Saint-Pavin (1595-1670) Nick Hammond (University of Cambridge)

For more information please contact the organiser, Dr Hannah Thompson.


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