Sorrowless Lamentation: 
Viewers' Emotional Response to the Disabled Poor in Art

Prof Lennard J. Davis, University of Illinois at Chicago

Date: Wednesday 15 November, 2017
Time: 2.00pm–3.30pm
Place: EDEN 036 (Powys), Liverpool Hope University, UK

This seminar reviews the history of the disabled poor in Western Art and considers what the viewers' emotional response to such depictions would be. Prof Davis is interested in the repeated tropes of disability and poverty over time and how the viewers' responses might have changed. 

Lennard Davis is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the departments of Disability and Human Development, English, and Medical Education. He has written or edited over 20 books, some of which are the most influential in the field.  He has been an active member of the JLCDS board since its inauguration in 2006 and he contributed to the previous CCDS seminar series in 2015. 

This seminar is part of the CCDS series, Disability and the Emotions. Other dates include:

31 Jan 2018, Embracing Disorientation in the Disability Studies Classroom, Ryan Parrey.

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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