Women with a disability in media and popculture [2013-11-13]

seminar-2013-11-13Seminar led by Dr. Deimantė Šėporaitytė

Wednesday, November 13, 6 pm

What are the images of women with a disability that predominate in Lithuanian media, what are the practices of and types of representation that disabled women recieve in foreign and Lithuanian popular culture? How do the practices and representations of disabled women contribute to the spreading of gender stereotypes and their critique? And why do some images of disabled women serve as both liberating expressions and ones which promote oppression?

During this seminar, topics that will be discussed include the image categories of women with a disability, topics that are left untouched in texts about disabled women, and positive and negative aspects of the portrayal of disabled women. Images of disabled women shall be contrasted with the representations of femininity currently prevailing in the media.

Come along and find out more

Deimantė Šėporaitytė is a sociologist, a doctor in social sciences, and a lecturer at the Vilnius University Gender Studies Centre. Her fields of academic interest include the interaction of disability and gender, life stories of women and men and how they are structured, interpersonal gender relations, qualitative social science methodology, and discourse analysis.

The seminar will take place at:
VU Science Communication and Information Centre
Saulėtekio al. 5, Seminar room A119, First Floor


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