Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds

Disability and the DisHuman

Monday 5th December 2016, 2pm

Professor Dan Goodley and Dr Kirsty Liddiard (Sheffield)

Dr Angharad Beckett (Leeds)

How does disability enlarge and trouble the posthuman condition? How do bodily extensions and augmentations enter into the politics of human vulnerability? What does it mean to crip embodiment, pleasure, and care? Join us at this Augmenting the Body Sadler Seminar on Disability and the DisHuman to discuss these questions and more.

The seminar will begin with brief provocations from three invited speakers. Angharad Beckett (Leeds) will consider the politics of vulnerability in light of advances in ‘rehabilitative’ and ‘assistive’ technologies. Dan Goodley (Sheffield) will present a DisHuman Manifesto that interrogates and reshapes notions of the posthuman. Kirsty Liddiard (Sheffield) will explore how discourses of care might reposition disability as vital, expansive and erotic. Professor Goodley and Dr Liddiard will also introduce the iHuman project and their work on the contradictory co-realities of human enhancement and dehumanisation in contemporary culture and politics.

For more information, email s.jones1@leeds.ac.uk. You can also follow the project and our speakers on Twitter:

@augmentedbodies

@kirstyliddiard1

@DanGoodley

@AngharadBeckett

The event takes place in Seminar Room 1, Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29-31 Clarendon Place, Leeds, LS2 9JT 

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