Event Date: 21 March 2013
Centre for Creative Collaboration (c4cc)
16 Acton Street
London WC1X 9NG
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, University of London:
Disability and Culture: Whose Tragedy?
As part of Dr Hannah Thompson‘s research on representations of disability, this series of workshops are developing an interdisciplinary and collaborative research project called ‘Disability and Culture’. The first event in this project is a study day to explore how the ‘personal non-tragedy’ approach to disability can encourage us to see disability differently.
Introduction by Dr Hannah Thompson (RHUL).
Dr Maria Vaccarella (Centre for the Humanities and Health and Comparative Literature Department, King’s College London) – Whose Disability? Challenging Stereotypical Representations of Epilepsy
Dr Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary, University of London) – Sur mes lèvres, Deafness, Embodiment: Towards a Film Phenomenology of a Differently Ordered Sensorium
Dr Sam Haigh (University of Warwick) – Beyond the ‘Narrative of Overcoming’: Representations of Disability in Contemporary French Culture
Session 1 discussion:
Professor Abigail Lee Six (Royal Holloway, University of London) – Ana García-Siñeriz, Esas mujeres rubias (2010): disability, gender, and the medical establishment
Professor Naomi Segal (Birkbeck College, London) – The pain of itching
Dr Vivienne Orchard (University of Southampton) – ‘Raw data’: autistic aloneness and the category of insight in Elle s’appelle Sabine
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Session 2 discussion:
Professor Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool) – Telling, not seeing: blindness and travel writing
Dr Kate Tunstall (Worcester College, Oxford) – On not being deaf to the blind
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Dr Nick Hammond (University of Cambridge) – Disability and Sexuality: the poetry of Denis Sanguin de Saint-Pavin (1595-1670)
Session 3 discussion:
Closing Remarks and Plans for Next Stages:
The Centre for Creative Collaboration is a neutral collaborative space near King’s Cross. We are using this space to think about the interdisciplinary and collaborative potential of the Disability and Culture project. This workshop is the first step in a project which we hope will expand into a dialogue not only between academics, but also with artistis, medical professionals, charities, activists and community groups.