BODIES, GENDER AND MEDICINE
A workshop sponsored by GENCAS and the Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities, School of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University
FRIDAY 5 MARCH 2010, 09.00 – 15.30
Arts & Humanities Conference room, James Callaghan Building
09.00-10.30 Welcome & Session 1: Literature, Medical Practice, and the Gendered Body
Dr Alison Williams
Department of Modern Languages, Swansea University: THE MONK’S GUIDE TO BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD: OBSTETRICS AND PAEDIATRICS IN RABELAIS.
Dr Dan Healey, Department of History & Classics, Swansea University: THE BODY OF THE GULAG PATIENT: GULAG MEDICINE, SIMULATION AND “DRAMATOLOGICAL” CONTESTS
10.45-12.15 Session 2: Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex* (And How Knowing Will Change You)
Julia Cutmore; School of Medicine; SEXUALITY IN PHILIP ROTH’S NOVELS ABOUT AGEING AND DEATH.
Dr Lutz Sauerteig, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Durham University: ‘PUBERTY AND THE MAKING OF GENDER: EXPLAINING BODILY CHANGES IN SEX EDUCATION (1900-1980)’
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15-15.15 Session 3: Spectacular Illness and Disability in History
Dr Irina Metzler, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of History & Classics, Swansea University: DISABILITY AND POVERTY IN THE HIGH AND LATER MIDDLE AGES: EXPLORING THE INTERSECTIONS OF PAUPERES, IMPOTENTES AND DEBILITATES
Dr David M. Turner, Department of History & Classics, Swansea University: ‘PICTURING DISABILITY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND’
Professor Anne Borsay, School of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University: DISABILITY, GENETICS, AND GENDER IN ADVICE LITERATURE FOR PARENTS: BRITAIN, c.1900-1960
15.15 – 15.45 Wrap up roundtable discussion and close.