Schedule – Medical Humanities and the Fantastic online symposium

Medical Humanities and the Fantastic: Neurodiversity and Disability

Online Symposium

11 February 2022



9:45 – 10:00 Welcome

10:00 – 10:15 Keynote Lecture Q&A: Ria Cheyne

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Panel 1: “Fantastic as Methodology”

David Hartley: “Autism and Estrangement”

Emma Dee: “Hauntology and Lost Futures – Trauma Narratives in the Contemporary Gothic”

Josefine Wälivaara: “Out of time: Subversion of Normative Time and Disability in Science Fiction”

11:30-11:45 Break

Panel 2:

11:45-12:45 Panel 2A: “Senses and Sensing the World Differently”

Chair: Anna McFarlane

Sarah Neef: The “City of Unseen Steps”: Blindness and Palimpsestual Sensory Impressions in Jonathan Dark or the Evidence of Ghosts

Bridget Bartlett: “Rethinking “Mind-Blindness” with Sidney’s New Arcadia

Leigha McReynolds: “Productive Bodyminds in Samuel R. Delany’s Babel-17

11:45-12:45 Panel 2B: “Lived Experiences”

Chair: Beata Gubacsi

Jennifer Slagus: “Roll for Initiative: How Gaming Graphic Novels Are Changing Neurodiversity Representation in Children’s Literature”

Yoon, wn-ho: “Web novel in the Republic of Korea – in the viewpoint of Autistic-Neurodiversity”

Brian Keeley: “Colonising Heart Transplantation: fantastical film (mis)representations of the lived experience”

12:45-13:45 Lunch break

Panel 3:

13:45-14:45 Panel 3A: “Disability and Neurodiversity on Screen”

Chair: Anna McFarlane

Margaret Tedford: “Eccentric angels and irregular demons: Reading neurodiverse experience in Good Omens

Jess Gibson: “Blurring the Boundaries of Human/Machine, Dis/Ability and Good/Evil in the depiction of John Silver in Disney’s Treasure Planet

Rebecca Jones: “Augmented Animated Bodies: Disability in American and Japanese Animated Film and Television”

13:45-14:45 Panel 3B: “Disability, Myths and Mythmaking”

Chair: Beata Gubacsi

Clare Moore: “Tolkien’s Disabled Landscapes”

Ellena Deeley “Conjoined Twins and Identity Multiplicity in Diasporic Marvellous Realist Fiction: Nalo Hopkinson’s Sister Mine

Radhika Sharma: “From Marvelous Freaks to Pathological Deviants: A Study of Extraordinary Bodies in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children (1981)

14:45-15:00 Break

15:00– 15:45 Keynote lecture: Louise Creechan

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-17:00 Creative Panel

Discussion with Bogi Takács and Jo Ross-Barrett

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