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Ill-Logic: Reclaiming the Body in AIDS narratives - Inaugural lecture by Enda McCaffrey

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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
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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.

Programme

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.

Booking information

Please confirm your attendance by emailing Jane Haddon or telephone +44 (0)115 848 3404.

Location details

Room/Building:

Mary Ann Evans building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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