The Bionic Body: Technology, Disability, and Humanism

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

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Magda Romanska

Visiting Associate Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama
Associate Professor of Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies at Emerson College
Research Associate at Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University

In her lecture, Professor Magda Romanska will provide an in-depth look at modern representations of the disabled in theater, film, and new media.  She will show how the concept of the bionic body affects representations of disability in contemporary culture, and how such representations in turn affect the changing boundaries of what is and isn't considered "human."

Sponsored by
Nanovic Institute for European Studies
John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures
Department of Film, Television, and Theatre
Notre Dame Disability Studies Forum