The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet on 31st January 2019, 14:30-16:00 in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD to consider work on the politics of bodily comportment. This session will be led by Dr Harriet Cooper, Researcher in Rights-based Rehabilitation at the University of East Anglia, and the material to be discussed is as follows:
- Iris Marion Young, ‘Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Bodily Comportment, Motility and Spatiality’, Human Studies, 3, 137-156 (1980)
- Gayle Salamon, introduction to The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia (New York: NYU Press, 2018)
- Watch (about 14 minutes): Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor in conversation about the lived experience of impairment and disability – extract from Astra Taylor (dir), Examined Life (2008)
The readings for each session – including the Iris Marion Young essay not linked above – are held in a shared Dropbox folder. If you need access, email firstname.lastname@example.org (include your Dropbox-linked email address, if you have one).
Everyone is welcome at the reading group. There is no need to book.
For directions to our Bloomsbury campus please see http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps. An access guide to the building is available at DisabledGo: https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/birkbeck-university-of-london/school-of-arts.
The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from colleagues and students interested and engaged in these areas. For details of previous sessions, please click here.