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ILLREP: Representations of Illness and Disability in Literary and Cultural Texts

This research group is designed to create opportunities for discussion and collaboration related to the representation of various kinds of illness and disability in literary and cultural texts.

We are particularly interested in connections between constructions of illness and disability and the cultural politics of gender, sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, and animality.

Although the group started in literary studies (through the Literature in English program in ILOS: Institute for Literature, Area Studies, and European Languages), it is also interdisciplinary, reaching out to scholars from fields such as

  • special needs education
  • science and technology studies
  • health sciences
  • medical humanities
  • media studies
  • cultural studies
  • sociology
  • anthropology
  • psychology
  • history

Discussion

Join us on Facebook to talk about illness and disability in movies, literature, and other cultural contexts.

Research projects

Events

Book Launch: Snart er vi alle pasienter: Medikalisering i Norden

Edited by Hilde Bondevik, Ole Jacob Madsen and Kari Nyheim Solbrække

23 May, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Representations of Disability (Oslo FunkFest)

28 September, 2016, 3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Video

Gendering Cancer: Bodies, Hairdressing and Healthcare in Contemporary Cancer Narratives (UiO Centre for Gender Research)

29 September, 2016, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Academic programmes and courses

Published Apr. 12, 2016 12:00 PM - Last modified Nov. 17, 2017 7:18 PM