Free Gender ARC Symposium: Embodiment at UL

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Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 09:00 to 17:00
Duration: One day
Location: Graduate Attributes Hub, Milllstream Courtyard, Limerick

ARC Symposium Background

Embodiment is a concept in flux, threading through literature from anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, philosophy, literary studies, medicine, and more.

Broadly speaking, embodiment is a way of describing felt, lived bodily experiences, in and with inhabited worlds. UL’s work frequently explores how the experience and representation of bodies informs the construction of identity and influences lived experience; informs how we understand subjects and influences their positionality within material and cultural settings; questions what it means to be or exceed the human; and considers the agency of bodies.

About UL

The University of Limerick, is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. UL was awarded prestigious 5-star rankings for graduate employability, innovation and knowledge transfer, teaching, engagement, internationalisation and infrastructure by QS Stars independent assessors.

Event Breakdown

This symposium will offer an opportunity to investigate and reflect on meanings and experiences of embodiment, to share, deepen and enrich research.

11am – Keynote Speaker: Dr Rebecca Barr, NUIG: ‘Sex, Smell, and ‘Nice Stomachs’: Eighteenth-Century Bodies’

2pm – Workshop: Dr William O’Connor, UL, ‘Brain, Insight & Embodiment’ (2pm)

Attendance is free and all are welcome!

Contact Dr Maggie O’Neill to reserve your place: Margaret.ONeill@ul.ie.


Gemma Creagh

Gemma is a nomadic writer, filmmaker, & journalist. She was born in Cork, lives in Dublin, and studied in Belfast & Galway, where she graduated from NUIG’s Writing MA. She has penned articles for national publications and is the editorial assistant for Film Ireland Magazine. Gemma was the writer and co-producer of the five-part comedy ‘Rental Boys’ for RTÉ’s Storyland. Her short films have screened at festivals around the world.
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