Thursday 8th September

09:15 – 10.00: Registration and Refreshments

10:00 – 10:15: Welcome and Introduction

10:15 – 11:15: Asylum Chic, or, What to Wear to the Lunatics’ Ball

Dr Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)

11:30 – 12:45 : Panels A and B

Haunted and Transgressive Spaces (A)

Narrative and Identity in the Female Gothic: The Haunted House

Nicola Bowring (University of Nottingham)

 Narrative and the Fractured Self in Gregory Maguire’s Lost

Karen Graham (University of Aberdeen)

‘Stepping Out and Stepping Across’: Morvern Callar and the Transgressive

Martyn Colebrook (Independent Scholar)

Fractured Diasporic Selves (B)

‘Home Had Come Here’: (Dis)connective Dissonance in Leila Aboulela’s The Translator and Elif Shafak’s Honour

Claire Chambers (University of York)

 ‘[B]eing a foreigner […] is a sort of lifelong pregnancy’: Reconciling Fragmented Selves in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake

Indrani Karmakar (University of York)

‘[T]hey walked to Mecca across the bed of the Arabian sea’: Splitting Selves and Seas in Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses

Hannah Kershaw (University of York)

12:45 – 14:00: Lunch and Video Screening

Curated by Dawn Woolley

Noémi McComber – Assault (9min)

Martina Menegon – Ouch (1:24min)

Tyler Payne – Brazilian Wax (18:40min)

Catherine Biocca – supermarket (2:29min)

Isabelle Frances McGuire – Business Crush (4:14min)

Arttu Merimaa – Nonchalant 1 / Pier (3:10min)

Timo Bredenberg – Overture (4:54min)

Martina Menegon – I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo2 (1:04min)

Tyler Payne – SKINNYFAT (3:11min)

The Unstitute – Metamorph (5:14)

Kayleigh O’Keefe – Flabzilla (3:18min)

14:00 – 15:00: The Selfie: Still Life or Nature Morte?

Dawn Woolley (Anglia Ruskin University)

15:00 – 15:40: Refreshments and Poetry Reading 

Catherine Sadler (University of Hull)

15:40 – 16:30: Panels C, D and E

Audio/Visual Narratives (C)

The Role of the Rhodes in Robert Glasper’s Music: How the Presence of the Electric Piano Affects the Musical Identity of Glasper’s Black Radio

Jamie Moore (University of Hull)

 The Self-Splintering Evolution of Music VideoClips in the Era of Digital (DIY) AudioVisual Streams

@lbertfigurt (Independent Scholar)

Death and Corporeal Fragmentation (D)

Interrupting the Life Cycle: Recycling in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Blood Meridian

Layla Hendow (University of Hull)

 Whole Life? – Fragmented Death?

Yvonne Inall and Malcolm Lillie (University of Hull)

Transformative Literature and the Self (E)

Persistence of the ‘Paper Tiger’ Lunatic: Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and the Limitations of ‘Writing Back’

Stephanie Jürries (University of Potsdam)

 Self Interrupted: Transformation and the Limits of Knowledge

Mark Miscovich (Independent Scholar)

16:45: End

17:30: Dinner at Ask Italian

 Friday 9th September

09:30 – 10:30: “These movies have brought me many problems”: Performance and the Traumatised Self within Hardcore Horror

Dr James Aston (University of Hull)

10:30 – 10:45: Refreshments

10:50 – 12:05: Panels F and G 

Personhood, Narrative and Medical Ethics (F)

“I am not the woman I used to be”: Narrating the Dis/connections of Alzheimer’s Disease

Kathleen Venema (University of Winnipeg)

 Brain Death During Pregnancy – Reproduction and the Questions of Personhood

Boglárka Kiss (University of Debrecen)

Deconstructing Life and Death in Don DeLillo’s Love Lies Bleeding

Morven Cook (University of Hull)

Transformation, Tyranny and Trauma (G)

‘A Life of Squalid Wickedness Behind Their Stockades’: Rebuilding Gothic Tyranny After the Apocalypse

Matthew Crofts (University of Hull)

 Oyster Membranes: Finding the Permeable Self in Australian Fiction

David Harris (Deakin University)

 Appropriation, Astonishment, and Anger in The ‘Strange’ Case of The Woman Who ‘Pretended’ to be Black

Katie Myerscough (University of Manchester)

12:05 – 13:05: Lunch and Video Screening

Curated by Dawn Woolley

 Jessica Lagunas – “Para verte mejor” (“The Better to See You With”) (57:37min)

13:10 – 14:00: Panels H, I and J

Representation, Politics and Aesthetics (H)

The Charm of the Disabled Body

Maria Tsakiri (University of Stirling)

 Conjoined Twins and the Geopolitics of Self-Construction in the Discovery Channel’s “Separate Lives”

Ellena Deeley (University of Exeter)

Technological Advancements and Online Narratives (I)

Technology, Literature and the Connected Body

Łukasz Matuszyk (University of Silesia)

Crafting the Steampunk Body: Intertextual Readings of Community Production

Shannon Rollins (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art)

Poetic Representations and Embodiment (J)

Interpreting The Waste Land: Literary Fragmentations and the Disembodied Self

Sally Waterman (Ravensbourne)

 Verses that Scatter: Eliot’s Poetics and its Spanish Embodiment

José Luis Ruiz Ortega (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

14:05 – 15:20: Panels K and L

Borders, Boundaries and Identity (K)

Unfathomed Traumas: The Ordeals and the Anguish of the Refugees from the Eastern Provinces of Pakistan

Sravasti Guha Thakurta (Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College)

 Work-in-Progress: Poetry, Photography, & Memory in Natasha Tretheway’s Native Guard and Beyond Katrina

Nicole Stamant (Agnes Scott College)

Borderless Identities and Virtual Realities in Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge

Esko Suoranta (University of Helsinki)

 Fractured Identities, Fractured Visions (L)

Gothic Revolutions: Spectral Visions and Liminal Spaces of the Mind in Gothic Theatre, Literature and Culture

Kirstin Mills (Macquarie University)

 ‘Dreams, that elude the Maker’s frenzied grasp’: The Scientific Search for Identity in the Visions of Victorian Fantastic Literature

Franziska Kohlt (University of Oxford)

 Estrangement as an Antidote to Healing: Aleksei Remizov’s Treatment of the Russian Literary Canon and Russian History

Adam Fergus (University of Sheffield)

15:20 – 15:40: Refreshments

15:45 – 16:35: Panels M and N

Aesthetics of the Malleable Body (M)

Face 2 Face: An Examination of the Creator and Creation in Films Featuring Plastic Surgery

Ellen Cheshire (University of Chichester)

Designing Death: Empathy and the Malleable Subject in Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal

Anamarija Horvat (Northumbria University)

Reconstruction, Performance, Transformation (N)

(Re)constructing the Self in Creative Writing

Philippa Holloway (Edge Hill University)

 Hacking the Microbiome as a Self-Transformation Process

François-Joseph Lapointe (Université de Montréal)

16:40 – 16:50: Final Remarks

16:50: End