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Source: University of Regina

Global trade in human organs: the body as theatre

October 24, 2006

Globalization has given us a world where borders and boundaries cease to exist. This includes the boundaries of the human body, as consumer demand for the purchase of human body parts for transplantation rises and these parts are exchanged across borders, from developing to developed nations. In her talk, "The body as theatre: What can performance tell us about the global trafficking in human organs?", University of Regina English professor Natalie Meisner will explore how theatre can shed light on the body’s integrity and our sense of self. Meisner is currently writing a full-length play, Pink Sugar, that addresses some of the issues around organ trafficking.

The fourth installment of the Faculty of Arts’ popular Coffee House Controversies series will take place Thurs., Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapters bookstore behind the Southland Mall (2625 Gordon Road).

Coffee House Controversies aims to bring the research interests of Faculty of Arts members to the community. Speakers give an informal 20-minute talk focusing on a controversial topic of interest to the general public. The talks are intended to encourage the open exchange of ideas. Twenty minutes of discussion follows each talk, during which members of the general public can ask questions or raise issues with the speaker or other audience members. The events are free and open to the public. Contact Jamie Browne at 585-4782 for more information.




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