Archive for September, 2017

Disability conference May 2018

September 28, 2017

First UCL Interdisciplinary Conference on Disability

Disability between academic and research practice: breaking barriers towards a just and equal world – 9th May 2018


The First UCL Interdisciplinary Conference on Disability aims to bring together the most cutting-edge research on disability across UCL departments and research centres, framing its evolving nature within the present situation and supplying a wide spectrum of academic perspectives with the purpose of favouring the effective, just and equal participation of disabled people in society. For this reason, the Conference intends to overcome the approach to disability as a problem to be solved, but as a way of innovating and promoting change in society, benefiting the UCL community of disability researchers, disabled and non-disabled people by developing a more all-encompassing approach aimed at investigating disability as a multi-faceted phenomenon.

Event details

Date/time: 9th May 2018, 10am-5pm

Location: Room G12 – The Bartlett School of Architecture
UCL Faculty of the Built Environment
22 Gordon Street

More information is online at –


DiGRA 2018

September 22, 2017

The DiGRA conference – July 2018 – Turin.

Conference chairs: Matteo Bittanti (IULM, Milan) Riccardo Fassone (Università di Torino)

Conference location: Campus Luigi Einaudi, Università di Torino, Turin, Italy

Dates: July 25-28, 2018. The Game is the Message

Important dates:

Submission opens: December 1st, 2017. Final submission deadline: January 31st, 2018



Event, Liverpool Hope

September 22, 2017

All You Zombies:
Using Scars to Question the Connections of Emotion, Body, and Identity

Mr Michael Stokes, Independent Scholar

Date: Wednesday 4 October, 2017
Time: 2.00pm–3.30pm
Place: EDEN 109, Liverpool Hope University, UK

This seminar centers on the Robert Heinlein short story “All You Zombies“ and its film remake Predestination (2014). Relying upon disability studies, queer studies, film studies, and performance studies, Mr Stokes questions the intricacies of identity and trauma in an assembled framework that notes the linkages of identity, disability, and science fiction. He follows the physical—and in particular sexual—transitions of the main character/s of the story. In so doing he explores the affective power of science fiction as genre to influence and be influenced by changing opinions regarding non-normative bodies and identities.

Michael Stokes is an independent scholar based in Davis, California. His work focuses on the unique relationships that arise in the connection between disability studies and the film, television, and literature of science fiction. His written work has appeared in Analog Game Studies and he has presented at the CCDS conference at Liverpool Hope University.

This seminar is part of the CCDS series, Disability and the Emotions. Other dates include:

15 Nov 2017, Sorrowless Lamentation: Viewers’ Emotional Response to the Disabled Poor in Art, Lennard Davis.

31 Jan 2018, Embracing Disorientation in the Disability Studies Classroom, Ryan Parrey.

07 Mar 2018, Affective/Effective Images? The Aesthetics of Representing Disability Experiences in Comics, Gesine Wegner.

18 Apr 2018, Crip Feelings/Feeling Crip, Brady Forrest.

23 May 2018, Remembering the Great War through Bodies and Emotions: The Experience of Disabled Ex Servicemen between the Two World Wars, Ugo Pavan Dalla Torre.

04 Jul 2018, Demanding Money with Menaces: Fear and Loathing in the Archipelago of Confinement, Owen Barden.

For further information please contact: Dr David Bolt