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Illness, Performance and the Interiority of Objecthood

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Speaker: Professor Patrick Anderson

Inspired by recent work in performance studies and related fields, this talk centres its focus on the lived realities of non-human objects and agents involved in the experience of being ill. This orientation is intended to represent the distribution of perspectives on illness, disability, and pain across subjective centres – from patient to monitoring machine, from body to cell, from caregiver to cared-for – and thus makes sense of illness only in a social context.

About Prof. Patrick Anderson

 

Patrick Anderson is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego and a Visiting Fellow at Central during the 2016-17 academic year.

 

 

Image: Bed Piece by Chris Burden (image via Ronald Feldman / Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York)

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9 Feb 2017 - 6:30pm

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