Lecture: The Bionic Body - Technology, Disability, and Humanism


Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

In her lecture, Professor Magda Romanska provides a penetrating and in-depth look at various modern representations of the disabled, answering some of the most pressing questions on the topic. How does the concept of the bionic body affect representation of the disabled in contemporary culture (theatre, film, new media), and, in turn, how does the representation of the disabled body affect the changing boundaries of what is and what isn’t considered “human”?

Magda Romanska is a Visiting Associate Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama and Associate Professor of Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies at Emerson College.  She is also a Research Associate at Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. In the past, she has  been Visiting Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Visiting Associate Professor of Dramatic Arts at Harvard University.

For more details, please visit Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Sponsored by Nanovic Institute for European StudiesJohn J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and ValuesDepartment of German and Russian Languages and LiteraturesDepartment of Film, Theater, and Television, and Notre Dame Disability Studies Forum.