Ill-Logic: Reclaiming the Body in AIDS narratives - Inaugural lecture by Enda McCaffrey
Using examples from literature, film and visual studies, the focus of this lecture will be on the knowledge of HIV/AIDS in which illness creates the conditions of possibility for a different analysis of this virus.
- From: Thursday 7 May 2015, 6 pm
- To: Thursday 7 May 2015, 9 pm
- Location: Mary Ann Evans building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
Inaugural lecture by Professor Enda McCaffrey
The focus of this lecture will be on the knowledge of HIV/AIDS in which illness creates the conditions of possibility for a different analysis of this virus. Using examples from literature, film, visual studies and in particular the "autopathographical" text by Professor of French David Caron called The Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV (2014), this lecture will demonstrate that we can read HIV/AIDS outside the categorical unity of its medical pathologisation (and attendant subjugations of shame, guilt and victimhood) and more in terms of a dynamic relational exteriority, channelled through and beyond the body and its biological limits.
Date:Thursday 7 May 2015
Venue and programme:6 pm Welcome drink (Mary Ann Evans building, MAE 004)
6.30 pm Professorial lecture (John Clare Lecture Theatre JC006)
7.30 pm Buffet supper* (Mary Ann Evans building, MAE 004)
9 pm Close
*Please state any dietary requirements by email.
Please note that the event will end promptly at 9 pm.
Please confirm your attendance by emailing Jane Haddon or telephone +44 (0)115 848 3404.