An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds
The Director of the University of Leeds’ Centre for Medical Humanities, Stuart Murray, will be the guest speaker at the King’s College London Centre for Health and Humanities on 28 May, 2012.
Prof. Murray will present a paper on his research on the cultural representations of disability, especially autism. Because of the various differences it embodies, autism offers a particular vantage point on the questions that surround the idea of what constitutes ‘the human’. This can take the form of prejudicial discrimination, but can also potentially offer a productive revision of ideas of self and agency. The paper will look at ideas of autism in relation to writing, critical/radical humanism, and the emergence of the category of the posthuman; and it will consider questions surrounding media, technology, clinical diagnosis and autism advocacy.
The talk will start at 5pm in room K6.63, Strand Campus, King’s College London. For more information email julia.howseATkcl.ac.uk
For more information on Prof. Murray’s research, you can view his profile by clicking on his name in the left-hand column of this blog.