Two Voices and Disability: A Voice of Inscription and a Voice of Re-Constitution
Dr Tom Campbell
Date: Wednesday 10 February, 2016
Place: Eden109, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Drawing upon his writing on the genealogy of impairment categories (specifically dyslexia), Dr Campbell will consider how the voice and statements of a vast number of experts are involved in the constitution of impairment categories that operate as mechanisms through which we come to understand ourselves – technologies of power that shape and de-limit who we are. He will consider how the disabled people’s movement in the UK was able to find a new re-constitutive voice through the oppositional device of the social model of disability, and make a case for a research programme of genealogies of impairment categories intent on describing the multitude of expert’s voices that speak of disabled people, their bodies, minds and abilities.
Tom Campbell is Lecturer in Social Theory at the University of Leeds, where he is Deputy Director of Student Education, Deputy Director of the Bauman Institute, and a member of the Centre for Disability Studies.
This seminar is part of the CCDS series, The Voice of Disability. Other dates include:
02 Mar 2016, Unexpected Anatomies: Extraordinary Bodies in Contemporary Art, Ann M Fox.
20 Apr 2016, “The President has been shot”: Reagan, Wounded Heroes and the Cyborg Soldier in American Science Fiction of the 1980s, Susan Smith.
25 May 2016, Tales from the Crip: Narrative Reconstructions of the Storyteller’s Disabled Male Body in Contemporary Gothic Fiction, Alan Gregory.
29 Jun 2016, Voices of Becoming, Laura Waite.
For further information please contact:
Dr. David Bolt