Mediating Children’s Reading (Workshop, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh, June 21 2016)

by Dr Anne Marie Hagen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Mediating Children’s Reading: RSE Susan Manning workshop How should children read, and what, and why? The benefits of reading, for the individual child and for society, have at various points in history been bound up with the dangers that reading has been seen to Read the full article…

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies (CfP, Liverpool, 1-2 July, 2015)

Keynote Speakers: Julie Allan (University of Birmingham, UK) Peter Beresford (Brunel University London, UK) David Mitchell (George Washington University, USA) Sharon Snyder (George Washington University, USA) Held at Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University, 1-2 July, 2015 When we think of disability in Higher Education we are likely to Read the full article…

King Lear in a Kelp Store: An Interdisciplinary Convivium on Papay Westray

Professor Jane Macnaughton writes: How was it that a group of ten philosophers, doctors, lawyers, a priest and an anthropologist, ended up playing Act 1 Scene 1 of King Lear in a renovated kelp (seaweed) store on the Island of Papa Westray, one of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands?  We were there by Read the full article…

Avoidance and/in the Academy: International Conference on Disability, Culture, & Education (CFP, Conference, Liverpool, 11–12 Sept 2013)

Avoidance and/in the Academy The International Conference on Disability, Culture, and Education   11th-12th September 2013 Centre for Culture and Disability Studies Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom Planned Keynotes: Sharon Snyder, Brenda Brueggemann, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson It has been nearly two decades since Lennard Davis, in Enforcing Normalcy (1995), remarked that when he talked about Read the full article…