'Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies; Disability & the Victorians: Confronting Legacies'
The nineteenth century was the period during which disability was conceptualised, categorised, and defined. The industrial revolution, advances in medicine, the emergence of philanthropy and the growth of asylums all played their part in creating what today’s society describes as the medical model of disability. This conference seeks to address conceptualisations of disability in the Victorian period and their legacy(ies); the ways in which we can draw disabled voices and testimonies together to construct ‘the long view’, the intersection of disability studies and Victorian studies, and the conceptual, disciplinary, and pedagogical issues that arise as a consequence of this research. Proposals for papers, panels, posters and other forms of presentation (e.g. creative writing and performance) are invited that open up new lines of research and inquiry relating to any aspect of Disability in the Victorian period.
30th July-1st August 2012; Leeds Trinity University College
Prof Karen Sayer
Department of Humanities
Leeds Trinity University College,
Phone (44)113 2837305 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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