IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Disability, autofiction and moral imagination

07 December 2022, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Shelves of books. Image: Tony Slade for UCL Media Services

Join this event to hear Claudia Schumann explore two books by a group of Swedish LGBTQ+ youth with disabilities.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Yuxin Su

To register for this webinar, please email yuxin.su.16@ucl.ac.uk before the event to receive joining instructions.

The texts produced blend poetry and prose, fiction, autofiction and documentary portrayals. They provide both a place for the sharing of experience, as well as for reclaiming and making visible their own identities as sexed and as sexual beings, aspects often disregarded in public perception of persons with disability. Discourses around disability give reason to critically revisit the understanding of rationality in moral theory and the relation between rationality and fiction. 

Claudia will show how these texts challenge generally held philosophical beliefs and open questions central rather than peripheral to ethics.

This seminar will make reference to Alice Crary, Peter Singer and Eva Kittay.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in philosophers of education, moral philosophers and educators interested in special education.

PESGB seminar series

This event is part of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB) seminar series. PESGB is a learned society that promotes the study, teaching and application of philosophy of education. Its London Branch hosts seminars every Wednesday in conjunction with the Centre for Philosophy of Education. These seminars are led by national and international scholars in the field, covering a wide range of issues of educational and philosophical concern.

All are welcome to attend.

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About the Speaker

Dr Claudia Schumann

Researcher and Teacher at Stockholm University

Her work focuses on philosophical questions as they pertain to the field of education. She is particularly interested in the intersections of epistemology and political theory.