Queer Bodies 2014

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QB 2014

Queer Bodies – 2014

Final Programme

10:00 – 17:00, 29th July 2014

Main Building, Room 355

Birkbeck, University of London

Directions can be found at the web site below.

The main entrance is in Torrrington Square.



Chair for all panels – Chris Mounsey

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction/coffee

10:15 – 11:45 Session 1

Clare Walker-Gore – Cambridge University.

Magnificent Compensation: Disability and Queer Desire in 

Lucas Malet’s The History of Sir Richard Calmady.


Stan Booth – University of Winchester.

The Personal Experience of Treatment: How Care Differed.


Charlotte Purkiss – University of Winchester.

From the trenches to the tightrope: confronting the challenges of Velona Pilcher’s bodily visions.

11:45 – 13:15 – Lunch

13:15 -14:45 Session 2

Simon JarrettBirkbeck,
University of London.

‘Short, fat, deformed, squinting and weak in her understanding’: changing ‘common sense’ ideas of the idiot body in 18th and 19th centuries.

Janet Ravenscroft – Queen Mary, University of London.

Size isn’t everything: The Curious Case of the Hapsburgs 

and their Dwarfs.


Sian Bride – University of Winchester.

Lesbians and Tattoos- Cesare Lombroso 

and the Deviant Female Body.

14:45 – 15:00 – Coffee

15:00 – 16:30 session 3

Jed WentzUniversity of Leiden

Performing Gilbert Austin’s Chironomia.


Chris MounseyUniversity of Winchester

“Anything [Doesn’t] Goes in Popular Fiction”: 

The Body of Justice and Peter Temple’s Jack Irish novels

 Bee Scherer – Canterbury Christ Church University.

‘Crossings and Dwellings: Being Behind Transphobia’.

16:45 – 1700 – Closing remarks

17:00 – End of

Optional – Pay as you go Dinner at Carluccio’s

 in the Brunswick Centre a few Streets away.