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November 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Reading(s):For the meeting, we’ll be discussing The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability by Jasbir K. Puar (2017). All members of the UNC community should have free access to the e-book here: https://read-dukeupress-edu.libproxy.lib.unc.edu/books/book/2383/The-Right-to-MaimDebility-Capacity-Disability OR https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv11314kc. If you run into trouble accessing the text, please email Paul Blom, and he can send you .pdfs of specific chapters.
In preparation for the meeting, we ask that everyone read “Introduction: The Cost of Getting Better” and also read a chapter of your choice. This should give us all the same foundational information while also stimulating a rousing discussion on the overall material of the book.
About LMCC: The Literature, Medicine, and Culture Colloquium (LMCC) is an informal working group comprising undergraduate and graduate students along with a few faculty members. We typically meet once or twice every month and discuss a previously agreed upon reading over coffee and snacks. (Obviously, we’ll be meeting via Zoom this semester.) To get a sense of what we have covered in past meetings, see the LMCC website here.
How to Join: Anyone interested in these readings and their subsequent discussions are welcome! For all of our virtual meetings this semester, we will use the same Zoom link: https://unc.zoom.us/j/99228197675 Don’t miss out on future meetings, join our email list here.
We’ve also created a Google Doc where you can add suggestions for future readings. Please feel free to add your suggestions there.
Questions? If you have any questions or concerns, especially if you run into issues accessing the reading or our Zoom room, please contact LMCC Co-Directors Rachel Warner and Paul Blom, doctoral students in the Department of English & Comparative Literature.