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Feb. 2021 Meeting: Wald’s Contagious

February 25, 2021

Our February, 2021 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. Feb. 24 at 5:30pm est via Zoom. We focused on Priscilla Wald’s Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative, especially: Introduction Chapter 1: “Imagined Immunities: The Epidemiology of Belonging” (optional) … Read more

Feb. 2021 Meeting Announcement

January 29, 2021

LMCC returns in spring 2021 with our first meeting of the semester: Wednesday, February 24 at 5:30pm est! For our February meeting, we will be reading and discussing the introduction to Priscilla Wald’s 2008 book Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the … Read more

Nov. 2020 Meeting: Puar’s The Right to Maim

November 18, 2020

Our November, 2020 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. Nov. 18 at 5:30pm via Zoom. We focused on Jasbir K. Puar’s The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability, especially: Preface: “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” Introduction: “The Cost of Getting … Read more

Sept. 2020 Meeting: Knadler’s Vitality Politics

September 30, 2020

Our September, 2020 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. Sept. 30 at 5:30pm via Zoom. We focused on Stephen Knadler’s Vitality Politics: Health, Debility, and the Limits of Black Emancipation, especially the introduction, “Ill-Defined Emancipations.” If you missed the … Read more

Feb. 2020 Meeting: Foucault’s The Birth of the Clinic

February 12, 2020

Our February, 2020 meeting of LMCC took place on Tues. Feb. 11 from 5:00pm-6:30pm. We focused on Michael Foucault’s 1973 text The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception, especially the Preface and Chapter 1, “Spaces and Classes.” … Read more

March LMCC

March 19, 2018

Hi everyone, March LMCC will be on March 23rd at 2:00 pm. The topic is mental health. Sign up for Panera here by Wednesday night. Find the event’s readings here (1) and here (2). Bonus review article here (3) from David Hume. See you there! … Read more

February 2018 Meeting

January 25, 2018

Hi everyone! This month’s colloquium will be this Friday at 2pm in the HHIVE (524 Greenlaw). Since February is all about hearts and Frankenstein is my valentine, this month we’re diving into “the red market” (the over- and underground system through which human parts … Read more

Fall 2017 Meetings

October 3, 2017

We are planning to have our first fully-fledged meeting of the Fall 2017 semester this month! Friday, October 13 join us in HHIVE at noon for Frankenstein discussions (and queue some spooky Friday the 13th tunes). Readings will follow soon. Friday, November … Read more

April Meeting — Friday, April 21st at 2:30pm

March 29, 2017

For our last LMCC meeting of the semester we will be investigating disability studies through the work of Christina Crosby and Ellen Samuels. Both articles are now posted under our readings section, and the meeting will take place in Gaskin … Read more