The Centre for Culture and Disability Studies (CCDS) is the institutional base for the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (Liverpool UP) and the book series Literary Disability Studies (Palgrave Macmillan). Given that the journal is approaching its 10th anniversary and the series has started publishing its 1st run of books, the CCDS will now endeavour to sustain this progress in the field by hosting the Symposium of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. This is a unique opportunity to explore and exchange new ideas about literary and cultural representations and theories of disability.
• Reviewing Four Recent Poetry Collections from a Dis-Lit Perspective and Attempting to Engage Poetry Journals with this Approach – Cath Nichols (U of Leeds).
• Enabling Norms: Disability and Genre Fiction – Ria Cheyne (Liverpool Hope U).
• Body of Knowledge: Sunderland Museum and the Blind Imagination – Clare Deal (Newcastle U).
• Phenomenological poetics: encountering the aberrant body in representational practice – Dorothy Lehane (U of Kent).
• What Do We Talk about When We Talk about Disability? Uncovering Hidden Logics of Disablement – Andrew Sydlik (Ohio State U).
• Writing an ethical and holistic story of a long term medical condition using a multisensory transdisciplinary lens: the case of Epidermolysis Bullosa – Sumaira Khalid Naseem and Lucy Burke (Manchester Metropolitan U). *not filmed*
• Disability and consumptive stereotypes in Wuthering Heights – Alex Tankard (U of Chester).
• ‘Why Should Our Bodies End at the Skin?’ Spectacularisation of Prosthetic Bodies and the Neoliberal Request for Flexibility – Makiko Iseri (U of Tokyo).
• Adaptation and Avoidance in Inside I’m Dancing – James Casey (National U of Ireland).
• ‘Limbitless Solutions’: the Prosthetic Arm, Iron Man and the Science Fiction of Technoscience – Sue Smith (U of Leicester).