Centre for Culture &
                Disability Studies  

Transformative Difference: Disability, Culture and the Academy

Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September 2011

Sponsored by:
Corporealities: Discourses of Disability (University of Michigan Press)
Critical Perspectives on Disability (Syracuse University Press)
Disability & Society (Taylor & Francis)
Disability in Society (Lynne Rienner Publishers)
Routledge Series Integrating Science and Culture (Routledge)

Provisional Programme

Wednesday 7th September
08:30 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:45 Plenary One

Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr. David Bolt
Prof. Len Barton (University of London) “Inclusive education research and teaching: examples of the impact of Disability Studies”
10:45 – 11:15 Refreshments
11:15 – 12:45 Parallel Sessions

Panel Session A1
Michael Richards, Manchester Metropolitan University, ‘Is community psychology the answer?’: In search of ways to find transformative changes for people labelled with ‘learning difficulties’.

Colin Cameron and David Tossell, Northumbria University and London Metropolitan University, Another way of looking

Anat Greenstein, Manchester Metropolitan University, Including or Belonging? Moral conflicts in the ‘Special Needs’ Unit

Panel Session A2

Roque Cruz, Trote Inclusive-Inclusiv Fresher

Fady Shanouda, York University Toronto, "This is your class now": An autoethnographic-layered account of disability in education
Ryan Parrey, University of Illinois at Chicago, Beyond Etiquette, Towards Transformation: Medical Students’ Exposure to Disability Studies

Panel Session A3

Pauline Eyre, Independent Scholar, Mapping Disability onto European Studies: A Re-assessment of Libuše Moníková’s Pavane for a Dead Infanta (1983)

Stella Nascimento Aguirre,University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal, A Cultural Disability Studies approach to analyzing eugenic presence in D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Georgios Tsarsitalidis ,Uppsala University, Sweden, The Representation of the Deaf character in Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff
12:45 – 1:45 Buffet Lunch
1:45 – 3:15 Parallel Sessions

Panel Session B1

Laura Waite, Liverpool Hope University, Tales of Resistance

Elizabeth Lockwood, University of Arizona, Creating Cultural Spaces: A Study of Deaf Residential Schools and BIA Schools

Nancy La Monica, McMaster University, Hamilton, Negotiating Accommodations in Academia: A Matter of ‘Extra Work’

Panel Session B2

Karen Argent, Newman University College, Cultural constructs of disability: can early years practitioners make a difference through picture book selection?

Dawn Benson, Northumbria University, Let’s be honest: the current education system can never be inclusive – it must change

Victor Kioko, Winchester University, Normalisation of difference: thinking and acting differently

Panel Session B3

Alex Tankard, University of Chester, Why don't the English Dept in Chester Uni teach CDS?   

Ria Cheyne, Liverpool Hope University, Disability, Science Fiction, and Threshold Interpretations

Susan Smith, Disability and Science Fiction
3:15 – 3:45 Refreshments
3:45 – 5:00 Plenary Two

Prof. Fiona Kumari Campbell (Griffith University, Brisbane) “Ableism in education: interrogating contestable barriers to effective leadership”
6:30 – Conference Dinner

Thursday 8th September
08:30 – 09:30   Registration
09:30 – 10:45   Plenary Three
Prof. Dan Goodley (Manchester Metropolitan University) “Disability and culture: analysing the psyche of the non-disabled”
10:45 – 11:15 Refreshments
11:15 – 12:45 Panel Session C1
Kim Davies, Monash University, Transforming Differences:  Asperger Syndrome as Carnival not Monologue

Shirley, Durell, Coventry University, Learning disabled people and newspaper representations: advancing disability and media discourses

Susan Quick, Artistic Director, Enabling Radio Drama, “You’re everywhere and nowhere baby, you don’t exist.”

Panel Session C2

David  McArdle, Stirling Law School, Stirling University, Lines of Sight Comparable’, Wheelchair Users and US Law

Genevieve Gordon, Birkbeck, University of London, Can Learning Difficulties Pose a Problem to Sports?

Hannah Donaldson, Stirling Law School, University of Stirling, Disability and
International Law: An Examination of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Panel Session C3

Clare Barker, Birmingham University, Disability Studies, Indigenous Literature, and Global Biomedicine: Transformative Interactions’

Siobhan Senier, University of New Hampshire, Rehabilitation Reservations: Native Narrations of Disability and Community

Alison Hedge Coke, Brain Power: Processing the Beautiful and the Horrendous.
12:45 – 1:45 Buffet Lunch
1:45 – 3:15 Parallel Sessions

Panel Session D1
Jennifer Goddard, Disability Arts in Nothern Ireland

Ruth Gould, Director of DaDa Fest, DaDaFest: Ghetto-blaster?

Nick Owen, Aspire Trust, Levelling Up? How do cultural leadership programmes support the development of disabled & d/Deaf leaders in the cultural sector?

Panel Session D2

Felicia Kornbluh, University of Vermont, “A Blind Guy, a Deaf Guy, and the U.S. Constitution or, How Disability Studies Can Transform U.S. Legal and Constitutional History”

Leanne Dowse, University of New South Wales, Disabling Criminology: developing hybrid conceptual spaces in disability and criminal justice.

Susan Barak, York University Toronto, Of Tort and Trauma: The Vital Nature of Legal Remedies to Address and Redress Disability Harassment in the Workplace, with a Focus on Ontario 

Panel Session D3
Thomas Saczkowski, York University Toronto, Disability and Hegemonic Masculinity

Emmeline Burdett, University College London, Bioethics and Nazi eugenics

David Doat, Catholic University of Lille, Disability and Anthropology
3:15 – 3:45 Refreshments
3:45 – 5:00 Plenary Four

Prof. Stuart Murray (Leeds University)
“Disability and medical authority”
5:00 – 5:15 Closing Remarks Dr. David Bolt


Please send enquiries to the coordinator Irene Rose: rosei@hope.ac.uk