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Monday, April 30, 2012

[U.K. Event] Seminar: Tackling Avoidance in the Academy

Liverpool Hope University Foundation Hour: From Formation to
Transformation - The Role of a University

Tackling Avoidance in the Academy

Date: May 2, 2012

Time: 1-2pm

Place: EDEN 130, Liverpool Hope University

Dr. David Bolt

Centre for Culture & Disability Studies

What is the role of a university? That is the question set for us by the
Dean of education and this paper ventures a short answer. The role of a
university is to bring together people and disciplines in the common goal
of learning, with mutual respect and a deliberate shift away from all forms
of prejudice. Positing an academic exemplar, the disciplines on which the
paper focuses are disability studies and cultural studies, and the form of
prejudice to which it refers is ableism – that is, prejudice specifically
aimed at people who are disabled.  All are welcome to attend this
Foundation Hour that sketches out a way forward for the academy that is
fully appreciative of disability.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. David Bolt

Director, Centre for Culture & Disability Studies

Editor, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Lecturer and Recognised Researcher, Education

Founder, International Network of Literary & Cultural Disability Scholars


Telephone: 0151 291 3346

Office: EDEN 128

Postal address: Graduate School, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope
University, Liverpool, L16 9JD.

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