Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

The Broken Puppet: Symposium on Puppetry, Disability & Health

The UNIMA Research Commission in collaboration with Cork Puppetry Festival, University College Cork, and Mary Immaculate College, have a two-day symposium exploring the ways puppetry intersects with disability and health.

The UNIMA Research Commission and The Cork Puppetry Festival in conjunction with Drama and Theatre Studies Department, UCC, University College Cork (Cork, Ireland) Department of Drama & Theatre Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick(Limerick, Ireland) present: The Broken Puppet: A Symposium on Puppetry, Disability, and Health 1st and 2nd of August 2017 “The emergence of a disability culture is difficult but tremendously liberating. Such a culture enables us to recognize the pressure to pretend to be normal for the oppressive and impossible-to- achieve hurdle which it is. Most importantly, this culture challenges our own prejudices about ourselves, as well as those of the non-disabled culture.” - Jenny Morris “The object offers itself to the individual as an extension of his being in the surrounding universe, and augmented affirmation of his total existence.” - Roger Daniel Bensky Schedule Tuesday August 1st 2017 12.30 Registration 1.15 Welcome and introduction (Cariad Astles) 1.35 Keynote: Dr Melissa Trimingham: Puppetry and autism Wellbeing Panel 2:25 – 5:30 Wednesday August 2nd 9.00 Registration 9.30 Keynote: Dr Persephone Sextou: Puppetry in hospitals, clinics and healthcare settings Disability Panel 10.35 -12.00 Hospitals and Care Settings Panel 1.10 – 3.00 Mental Health Panel 3.25 - 5.30

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 1pm Tues, 9am Weds
Location: Conn C, Connolly Complex
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € See https//
Contact: Fionn Woodhouse

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