Series Convenors: Stuart Murray and Sita Popat
This project proposes a series of seminars that will explore, in a cross/multidisciplinary fashion, core questions about the status and viability of the body when considered in terms of its presence, boundaries and activities.
Working across the disciplinary fields of Cultural/Literary Studies, Digital Performance Studies, Medicine/Healthcare, Engineering and Law, it will have a particular focus on issues pertaining to bodily extension and augmentation, seen in terms of cultural narrative, disability experience, performative technology, ethics, product design, and rehabilitation and treatment. It will aim to develop the following specific research questions:
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Semester One Events
Tuesday 18th October 2016, 2pm
Augmentation, Disability and Embodiment - Professor Sarah Whatley and Kate Marsh (Coventry)
Monday 7th November 2016, 2pm
Redesigning the Human - Professor Tony Prescott and Dr. Michael Szollosy (Sheffield) and Dr Andrew Cook (Dundee)
Monday 5th December 2016, 2pm
Disability and the DisHuman - Professor Dan Goodley and Dr Kirsty Liddiard (Sheffield) and Dr Angharad Beckett (Leeds). Please see here for further information.
Thursday 18th May 2017, 2.15pm
Ethics, Robotics and Rehabilitation Technologies - Heather Draper and Tom Sorell (University of Warwick). Please see here for further information.
Seminars take place three times a semester: check the Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities website for the latest information.
For further information, contact Dr Sophie Jones on S.Jones1@leeds.ac.uk
(Image credit: Isabel Jones)