Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Margrit Shildrick Talk at Notre Dame

[This should be good.]

Professor Margrit Shildrick will deliver a talk entitled “Critical Disability Studies: Challenging the Conventions” as part of the Disability Studies Forum Visiting Speaker Program for 2009-2010.

The event will take place Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 3-4:30 pm, at Notre Dame Room, La Fortune Center and is sponsored by the Henkels Interdisciplinary Visiting Speaker fund, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Department of Romance Languages.

Professor Shildrick is a Reader in Gender Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, and Adjunct Professor of Critical Disability Studies at York University, Toronto. Her research interests lie in postmodern feminist and cultural theory, bioethics, critical disability studies and body theory.

She is the author of Dangerous Discourses of Disability, Subjectivity and Sexuality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), Embodying the Monster (Sage, 2002), and Leaky Bodies and Boundaries (Routledge, 1997), and joint editor of Ethics of the Body (MIT Press, 2005) with Roxanne Mykitiuk, Feminist Theory and the Body (Edinburgh UP, 1999) and Vital Signs (Edinburgh UP 1998) both with Janet Price. She is also the author of forty-nine articles.

Recent publications include work on Derrida, Foucault, Lacan, and Deleuze in relation to disability, and her current research centers on the phenomenology of heart transplantation.

Professor Shildrick is a prominent scholar in Disability Studies, but she is also very well known for her works on feminist bioethics, women sexuality, and body theory. Her visit will, therefore, be of interests to scholars and students in diverse disciplines, such as philosophy, gender studies, English, disability studies and post-modern theories.


Blogger Ross Brighton said...

Damn that sounds amazing. "Leaky Bodies and Boundaries" - I'm going to have to track down a copy. Amazing title.

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