Lecture: "Contingent Matter: Bodies, Medicine, and Care in the Early Modern Francophone World"
Tracy Rutler, PhD
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Penn State University
Abstract: In this presentation, Dr. Rutler will call into question the construction of a notion of "normative" ability in early modern France, by turning to communities outside of labs and surgery rooms. By analyzing how individuals engaged in care roles such as nuns and midwives engaged with bodies, she will show how we might imagine a new ontology of dis/ability.
Part of the Health Humanities Lecture Series of the Center for Bioethics & Health Law. Catalog of Opportunity credit available.
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Location and Address
Barco Law Building