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.

 http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps

Agenda

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
Symposium


Optional – Pay as you go Dinner at Carluccio’s

 in the Brunswick Centre a few Streets away.

 

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