Embracing Disorientation in the Disability Studies Classroom
Dr Ryan Parrey, Eastern Washington University
Date: Wednesday 31 January, 2018
Place: EDEN 109, Liverpool Hope University, UK
The work of disability studies scholars and activists can produce feelings of discomfort, uneasiness, or disorientation that are typically put aside or buried. This seminar explores the generative potential of these emotions for scholars, both within academia and within everyday life. How can we embrace rather than simply ignore or “manage” this discomfort when it arises in, or as part of, our work? Dr Parrey explores the generative potential of what happens when we stop searching for “the right answer” of what to do about disability, or disablement, and instead remain open to what it means or how it feels.
Ryan Parrey has a PhD in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a lecturer in Disability Studies at Eastern Washington University. His research and teaching focus on how meanings and experiences of disability circulate through medical(ized) and everyday encounters.
This seminar is part of the CCDS series, Disability and the Emotions. Other dates include:
07 Mar 2018, Affective/Effective Images? The Aesthetics of Representing Disability Experiences in Comics, Gesine Wegner.
18 Apr 2018, Crip Feelings/Feeling Crip, Brady Forrest.
23 May 2018, Remembering the Great War through Bodies and Emotions: The Experience of Disabled Ex Servicemen between the Two World Wars, Ugo Pavan Dalla Torre.
04 Jul 2018, Demanding Money with Menaces: Fear and Loathing in the Archipelago of Confinement, Owen Barden.
For further information please contact Dr David Bolt
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