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Disability Studies, Genre, and Form

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Disability Studies, Genre, and Form 'Disability Studies, Genre, and Form' is a seminar and symposium series run by Hannah Tweed (Glasgow) and Susan Anderson (Leeds Trinity), aimed at bringing together academics working in disability studies and specialists in genre studies, theatre, and film and television studies. Based at the University of Glasgow and Leeds Trinity University, the 2015-2016 programme includes the following events:

Dissecting the Page: Medical Paratexts Conference (supported by the Wellcome Trust), 11th Sept. 2015, University of Glasgow.

Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Symposium (supported by the British Shakespeare Association), 20th April 2015, University of Glasgow. Part of Shakespeare400. Organised by Hannah Tweed (Glasgow) and Susan Anderson (Leeds Trinity).

Premiere of Let Her Come In, by Molly Ziegler. Let Her Come In is a one-act rewriting of Hamlet. Glasgow, 19th-20th April 2016. Part of Shakespeare400 and 'Disability and Shakespeare' symposium.

Loosely affiliated events include:

Discourses of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society, 5th-7th Sept. 2016, University of Glasgow. Conference organised by Karen Lury, Amy Holdsworth, and Hannah Tweed.

Other planned topics include: Disability and Life-Writing; Disability and the Gothic; Disability and Science Fiction.

Funded by:  British Shakespeare Association

Main contact:  Dr Hannah Tweed


Keywords: CareDisability studiesEnglish LanguageFilm and TVHistory of MedicineIllness NarrativesLiteratureMental healthShakespeareTheatreVisual and Material Culture

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