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Embodiments that Matter

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 2 – 5pm

Embodiments that Matter

"Embodiments that Matter" is the first of five seminars in this year’s Identities in Transformation seminar series.

This session explores the concept of embodiment as a critical area of inquiry in the study of bodily, cultural, social, and political interactions by examining the issue through a variety of interdisciplinary lenses. We aim to interrogate the use and definition of the term itself as we discuss how it shapes identity in narrative and culture, while also investigating forms of embodiment and embodied experiences which trouble normative notions of identity. The seminar is led by four postgraduate students, Gavin Doyle (School of English), Judy Bolger (Department of Modern Irish History), Elisabetta Leopardi (Comparative Literature), and Morgan Wait (Department of Modern Irish History), who will discuss this concept in relation to their research.

We are delighted to be joined on the day by Professor Lorraine Leeson (Professor in Deaf Studies and Director of the Centre for Deaf Studies), Dr Catherine Lawless (Assistant Professor, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies), and Dr Angie Butler (Department of Drama, School of Creative Arts) who will discuss their work and how it relates to ideas of embodiment and identity.

We invite you to join us for this interdisciplinary event exploring a range of topics, including gender, sexuality, metamorphosis, motherhood, disability, and illness. All members of the postgraduate community are welcome, as are staff across departments and disciplines.  

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This event is sponsored by The Trinity Long Room Hub, Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Type: Alumni, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff
Cost: Free (but registration is required)
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