Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind Conference
University of Bristol, 15-16 July 2016
- Dr Matthew Broome (University of Oxford)
- Professor Havi Carel (University of Bristol)
- Professor Maud Ellmann (University of Chicago)
- Professor Laura Marcus (University of Oxford)
Programme: Friday 15 July 2016
|9.00-9.25 am||Coffee and registration|
|9.25-9.30 am||Opening words|
Keynote speaker: Professor Laura Marcus (University of Oxford), 'Ambivalence and the Modern Subject'
|11.00 am-12.30 pm||
Panel 1: Embodying Samuel Beckett
Josh Powell (University of Exeter), ‘Not Quite There: Inattention in Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls’
Rina Kim (University of Auckland), ‘“The Brain and Heart and Other Caverns Where Thought and Feeling Dance Their Sabbath”: The Mind-Body Nexus in Beckett’s Writing’
Ajitpaul Mangat (SUNY – University of Buffalo), ‘The Use and Abuse of Diagnosis in Samuel Beckett’s Murphy: Personhood, Embodiment, Cure’
|12.30 - 1.15 pm||
Panel 2: Boredom, Trauma, and Embodied Perception
Oliver Neto (University of Bristol), ‘Boredom in the Age of Speed: Elizabeth Bowen and the “Thinking of Thinking”’
Olena Lytovka (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin/Interdisciplinary Research Foundation in Warsaw), ‘”Suffering from Reminiscences”: Memory and Trauma in Elizabeth Bowen’s Fiction’
Cleo Hanaway-Oakley (Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities), ‘”Fozen in Stereoscope”: Embodied Perception and Visual Impairment in the Work of James Joyce’
Panel 3: Modernist Empathy and Performance
Emma Geen (University of Exeter), ‘Love in the Time of Einfühlung: Vernon Lee and Aesthetic Experience as an Act of Embodied Empathy’
Imola Nagy-Seres (University of Exeter), ‘Sympathetic Shivering in D. H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow’
Sozita Goudouna (New York University), 'Breath and the Phenomenology of Disembodiment in Modern Performance'
Keynote speaker: Professor Havi Carel (University of Bristol), 'Illness as Epoché'
Inauguration of 'Rosemary', Theatre Practitioner Jonathan Heron’s performance, at the Wickham Theatre
A performance that unmakes and remakes itself, Rosemary is the outcome of Jonathan Heron’s five-year collaboration with the Beckett actor and renowned scholar Rosemary Pountney. Addressing the experiences of ageing, dying and bereavement, this new commission has been especially created for the AHRC-funded Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind project at the universities of Bristol, Exeter and Warwick.
Programme: Saturday 16 July 2016
Keynote speaker: Dr Matthew Broome (Department of Psychiatry and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, Clinical Co-Lead for Early Intervention, Oxford Academic Health Sciences Network, Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Early Intervention Service), 'Sartre, Laing, and Phenomenological-Existential Approaches to Psychopathology'
|10.00-11.30 am||Panel 4: Modernism, Gender and Illness|
Lisa Banks (McGill University), ‘”She Had Been Ill and they Had Helped Her”: The Patient-Physician Relationship in H.D.’s Late Prose’
Ana Tomcic (University of Exeter), ‘The Politics of Signing Skulls: Phylogenetic Transcendence and Cultural Criticism in H.D. and Freud’
Peter Fifield (Birkbeck, University of London), ‘”Lyrics to Tooth- Ache”: Teeth, Illness and Dentistry in Virginia Woolf’
|11.30 am-1.00 pm||Panel 5: Voice, Hallucination, and Kinaesthesia|
Marco Bernini (University of Durham), ‘Beckett and the Cognitive Method: Narrative Models, Inner Speech and Auditory-Verbal Hallucinations’
Emily Chester (University of Bristol), ‘”Intrusion of Voice as Such”: Overlaps between Intrusive Thoughts and Compulsive Voices in Samuel Beckett’
Charlotta Palmstierna Einarsson (University of Stockholm), ‘Modernism and Kinaesthesia: Reconfigurations of the Body in Modernist Art’
|1.45-2.30 pm||Invited speaker: Professor Susan Jones (University of Oxford), 'Early Twentieth- Century Physical Health, Modernism, and the Novel'|
|2.30-4.00 pm||Panel 6: Modernism, Schizophrenia, and the Embodied Mind|
Matt Ffytche (University of Essex), ‘Expressionism and Schizophrenia: “Primitive Expression” between Diagnostics and Aesthetics’
Matthew Clements (London Consortium and Birkbeck, University of London), ‘Peirce, Pain, and Phaneroscopy: The Phenomenology of the Embodied Sign’
Andrew Gaedtke (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), ‘Worlding and Unworlding in Delusion and Modernist Fiction’
Keynote speaker: Professor Maud Ellmann (University of Chicago), “Go home, Vaccees!”: Evacuation, Psychoanalysis, and Fiction in World War II Britain
Inauguration of Deborah Robinson’s art exhibition, ‘Like a Signal Falling’, at the Glenside Museum of Psychiatry, with Deborah Robinson and Laura Salisbury in Conversation
The exhibition has been created for, and taken its inspiration from Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind.
Jonathan Heron, international theatre practitioner and scholar, inaugurated his new performance piece at Bristol's Wickham Theatre on 15 July 2016. A performance that unmakes and remakes itself, Rosemary is the outcome of Jonathan Heron’s five-year collaboration with the late Beckett actor and renowned scholar, Rosemary Pountney. Addressing the experiences of ageing, dying and bereavement, this new commission was especially created for the AHRC-funded Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind project at the universities of Bristol, Exeter and Warwick.
On 16 July 2016, artist Deborah Robinson inaugurated her new exhibition, Like a Signal Falling, at Glenside Psychiatric Hospital Museum in Bristol. The exhibition was created for, and took its inspiration from Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind.