Variable Bodies, No Self: Toward a Socially Engaged Buddhist ‘Theology’ of ‘Disability’
by Professor Bee Scherer (Director of INCISE at Canterbury Christ Church University)
Invited presentation delivered at the 2016 International Conference of the Korean Society for Literature and Religion (6 July 2016, Sahmyook University)
For a longer treatment of the subject (now published) see:
B. Scherer ‘Variable Bodies, Buddhism and (No-)Selfhood: Towards Dehegemonized Embodiment’ in Chris Mounsey and Stan Booth (eds.) ‘The Variable Body in History’ Oxford: Peter Lang 2016 (QP in Focus 1), pp. 247-263.
See also B. Scherer ‘Buddhism and Disability: Toward a Socially Engaged Buddhist ‘Theology’ of Bodily Inclusiveness’ JIABU, Volume IX, 2016, pp. 26-35, accessible online at http://www.iabu.org/sites/default/files/JIABU-Vol9-ASEAN.pdf
14 October starting at 17:45 the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice will officially launch at Canterbury Christ Church University.
After a welcome by the vice-chancellor of the university there will be a keynote by Professor Naomi Goldenberg (University of Ottawa) – Queer Theory meets Critical Religion. The evening will be closed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Tickets are available here.