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Lessons from the Tin Woodman: Disability and the Posthuman

Thursday 9 March 2017, 6.15PM

Speaker(s): Professor Stuart Murray (University of Leeds)

Free to attend and open to all. This talk focuses on representations of body augmentation and enhancement in a number of modern and contemporary literary and film texts, reading them in the context of disability, engineering, design and the posthuman. Using a broad idea of augmentation, the paper will examine, through a disability lens, the constitution of norms and the status and viability of the body when considered in terms of its presence, boundaries and activities. The talk will ask in what ways disability interacts with current ideas of the posthuman to produce new version of bodies and minds.

Stuart Murray is Professor of Contemporary Literatures and Film and Director, Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities, School of English, University of Leeds.

This event is co-organised and run jointly by the Department of History and the Department of English

Lessons from the Tin Woodman

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York