Disability and Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, 1660-1832, University of Northumbria

We are pleased to announce an upcoming event as part of the Leverhulme-funded project ‘Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, 1660-1832,’ run by the Universities of Northumbria and Newcastle.

14th November 2013
Northumbria University

How do the complicated and contested concepts and fields of disability and fashionable disease relate to each other, if at all?  How are they represented within the spheres of literature and cultural representation generally?  This workshop aims to begin an exploration of the subject with the help of two experts in the field of contemporary literature and disability studies.

Michael Davidson
Professor of Literature, University of California, San Diego
Author of Concerto for the Left Hand: Disability and the Defamiliar Body

Stuart Murray
Professor of Literature, University of Leeds
Author of Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination

The event will be held on 14th November 2013, 11am-1:30pm, Boardroom 1, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University.  It is free to attend and a light lunch will be provided.  All are most welcome.  To reserve a place, please email enquiriesATfashionablediseases.info.

For more information about the Fashionable Diseases Leverhulme project, please visit our website: http://fashionablediseases.info.

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