Work, Time and Stress: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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These talks explore stress & overwork in both education and professional life in the Victorian era and the 'dynamic' nature of disability and the impact of the stresses of modern life. Professor Sally Shuttleworth (Faculty of English Language and Literature) looks at discussions of stress and overwork in both education and professional life in the Victorian era, based on her research. Although we are clearly living in a radically altered world, there are nonetheless startling similarities in the ways the problems of overwork have been framed and debated, then and now. Dr Marie Tidball (Faculty of Law, Centre for Criminology and TORCH Knowledge Exchange Fellow) then talk about the 'dynamic' nature of disability and the impact that stresses of modern life have on its trajectories, employment and what people sometimes refer to as 'disability time'.