4 June 2012

The Bodies in Movement Seminar Series presents Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, 14 June, Edinburgh, 2-6pm

The Bodies in Movement Seminar Series is delighted to present Rosemarie Garland-Thomson as the second guest speaker on our lineup of academic seminars for Spring-Summer 2012, taking place in room G2, 19 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD.

Rosemarie Garland‐Thomson, Professor of Women's Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, will join us for a half‐day, close discussion of her most current research. Garland‐Thomson's pioneering work in the field of disability studies has set the benchmark for research within and without the area. Her recent focus, within her rubric of "misfitting", engages with material feminism(s) and disability studies, attempting to explore, negotiate and harness their productive intricacies as coextensive fields.

This is a free event, but booking is essential. Participants are asked to read the following texts in advance, which will be provided by the organisers upon confirmation of attendance:

  • "Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory." NSWA Journal 14.3 (2002): 1‐32.
  • "Misfits: A Feminist Materialist Disability Concept." Hypatia 26.3 (2011): 591‐609.

To secure a place at the seminar, please email one of the conference organisers. Further details on the BiM Seminar Series is available here.
Karin Sellberg (k.j.k.sellberg@gmail.com)
Lena WÃ¥nggren (l.e.wanggren@sms.ed.ac.uk)
Kamillea Aghtan (kamillea@hotmail.com)

Order of events:

2:00‐2:15pm Introduction
2:15‐3:15pm Rosemarie Garland‐Thomson presents her work, "Disability, Gender, Bodies"
3:15‐3:45pm Tea and coffee break
3:45‐4:45pm Responses by Carole Jones, Andrea Zittlau and Bettina Papenburg
4:45‐6:00pm Open discussion

Room G2
19 George Square
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH8 9LD

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