Victorian Body Parts Conference

August 7, 2013 at 8:51 am (Uncategorized)

This is a conference I’d love to attend!  Unfortunately, I’m on the wrong side of the Atlantic.

VICTORIAN BODY PARTS CONFERENCE
Saturday 14 September 2013
Barts Pathology Museum

Registration is now open for the Victorian Body Parts Conference. The conference fee is £15 (£10 for students/unwaged). Please register here: https://www2.bbk.ac.uk/english/vbp/

PROGRAMME

09.30-09.50 Registration and Refreshments

09.50-10.00 Opening Remarks

Carla Valentine (Technical Assistant Curator, Barts Pathology Museum)

Beatrice Bazell and Emma Curry (Birkbeck College, University of London)

10.00-11.15 Keynote Panel

Dr Katharina Boehm (Universität Regensburg), ‘Body Boundary Object’

Dr Kate Hill (University of Lincoln), ‘A Head for Knowledge: Archaeology, Anthropology and Body Parts in Victorian Museums’

Chair: Dr Victoria Mills (Darwin College, University of Cambridge)

11.15-11.45 Tea Break

11.45-13.00 Panel One: Severed Parts

Ellery Foutch (University of Wisconsin-Madison), ‘Sandow’s Arm’

Dr Graeme Pedlingham (University of Sussex), ‘”I take myne owne”: The Hysteric, The Collector and Anatomical Autonomy in Richard Marsh’s “Lady Wishaw’s Hand” (1895)’

Catherine Oakley (University of York), ‘Laughable Limbs: Comic Dismemberment in Early Cinema 1895-1910’

Chair: Diana Garrisi (University of Westminster)

13.00-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.00 Panel Two: Prosthetic Parts

Clare Stainthorp (University of Birmingham), ‘The Case of the Artificial Hand: Considering Disability, Prosthesis and the Motif of the Hand in the Nineteenth Century’

Ryan Sweet (University of Exeter), ‘”Down Came the Limb with a Frightful Smash”: Prosthesis as Weapon in Nineteenth-Century Literature’

Emma Curry (Birkbeck College, University of London), ‘Wiggery Pokery: Touching Dickens’s Hair’

Chair: Amanda Sciampacone (Birkbeck College, University of London)

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15-16.30 Panel Three: Gendered Parts

Lisa Coar (University of Leicester), ‘The Surgically Sartorial: Cutting it Fine among Wasp-Waisted Men’

Ally Crockford (University of Edinburgh), ‘Erect Victorians: the Anxious Masculinity of the Nineteenth-Century ‘Diphallic’ Terata’

Beatrice Bazell (Birkbeck College, University of London), ‘Corset, Camera, Constriction: Articulating the Female Body in Mid-Victorian Culture’

Chair: Dr Corinna Wagner (University of Exeter)

16.30-16.45 Break

16.45-17.30 Keynote Address

Dr Tiffany Watt-Smith (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘Organs of Imitation: Theatrical Body Parts and Scientific Psychology’

Chair: Dr Nicola Bown (Birkbeck College, University of London)

17.30-17.45 Closing Remarks

Dr Nicola Bown (Birkbeck College, University of London)

For more information, please see: http://victorianbodyparts.wordpress.com/

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