Reading Loop 4, Weds March 2nd, 6pm

Next week’s Reading Loop discussion, ‘The Ethical Author, the Ethics of Readership’, will be led by Matt Colbeck and will focus on the ethical
issues of writing about cognitive disability (and disability as a whole). While Matt’s research is specifically grounded in the literature of coma, brain
injury and disability (and the readings reflect this), we don’t expect the discussion to be purely focused on this field.

There are 3 short readings:

1) ‘The Portrayal of Coma in Contemporary Motion Pictures’ by the two neuro-
scientists, Eelco F.M.Wijdicks and Coen A. Wijdicks

2) Extracts from two different sections of the novel ‘The Coma’ by Alex Garland
(London: Faber and Faber, 2004)

3) ‘Philosophers of Intellectual Disability’ by Licia Carlson
Eva Feder Kittay, and Licia Carlson, eds., Cognitive Disability and
Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)

As always, event listings and information about 7 Garden St can be found at
If you’d like a copy of the texts, please email

About PlastiCités
Amanda Crawley Jackson lectures in French at the University of Sheffield (UK). She specialises in existentialist philosophy, urban spatialities and contemporary visual arts from France and the French-speaking world.

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