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Wednesday 10th April

Wednesday 10th April

Time

Description

Location

08:30am Registration with tea, coffee and pastries. Small Hall
09:30am

Chair: Emma Rees (University of Chester, UK)

Plenary -  Welcome to Talking Bodies 2019

CBK011
10:00am
 

Chair: Treena Orchard (Western University, Ontario, Canada)

Bodies in/and Art (1)

  • Alisa Kronberger (Philipps-University Marburg, Germany), ‘Emancipation of Mat(t)er: Feminist Art in the Context of New Materialism’
  • Georgina Spry (University of Chester, UK), ‘Hushed Reverberations’
  • Justyna Wierzchowska (University of Warsaw, Poland), ‘“My body is your vehicle”: the Transgenerational Bond in Janine Antoni’s Embodied Art’
CBK013

Chair: Michael Rees (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Witchy Bodies

  • Emma Catan, ‘Geoffrey Swivel: Gender Fluid Representations in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld’ Maggie Webster (Digital Witch Doctor), ‘Becoming Witch: Creating and Confirming Faith Identities’
  • Sheila Jones (University of Chester, UK), ‘Persecution, Prosecution, Execution: an Exploration of Witchcraft and its Links with the Fall of Anne Boleyn’
CBK107
11:30am Coffee Break Small Hall
12 noon

Chair: Marie Hendry (State College of Florida, Venice, USA)

Transgressive Bodies (1)

  • Helena Bacon (University of East Anglia), ‘Monsters and Demons and Rancid Spirits: the Disgusting Spectator and the Un-Mythologised Freak in Geek Love, Carnivàle and American Horror Story: Freak Show’
  • Treena Warren (University of Sussex, UK), ‘Being Double: the Photographed Body of Millie-Christine McKoy’

CBK013

Chair: Emma Sheppard (City, University of London, UK)

Ancient Bodies

  • Jennifer Dyer (Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada), ‘Seeing Past  Heteronormativity in the Ancient World’
  • Mary Horbury, ‘Reading the Distant Body’
CBK011

Graphic Bodies (1)

Chair:   (tbc)

  • James F. Anderson (University of Sunderland, UK), ‘Punk, Porn, and Politics: a Critical Consideration of Feminist Porn Productions’
  • Matt Coathupe (University of Chester, UK), ‘Sexual Media Influencers: the Role of Porn Actors in HIV Education’ 
CBK107
1:00pm Lunch Small Hall
2.30pm

Chair: John Breadon (Chester)

Plenary

  • Jules Findley (University of Brighton, UK) ‘The Missed Opportunity: Materialising Complicated Grief and Trauma with Paper and Sculpture’
CBK011
3:30pm

Chair: Paul G. Nixon (The Hague University of Applied Sciences)

Abject Bodies

  • Emma Venables, ‘Representing Prostitutes in Fiction about The Third Reich’ Immanuel Mifsud (University of Malta), ‘The Erotics of the Crucifix, Mary Magdalene and the Poet’
  • Maša Grdešić (University of Zagreb, Croatia), ‘“A bodily rant”: Kate Zambreno, Women’s Writing, and the Body’
CBK013

Chair: Lior Tal (Bar Ilan University, Israel)

Queer Bodies (1)

  • Wendy Chapkis (University of Southern Maine, USA) & Johnna Ossie (University of Southern Maine, USA), ‘Querying the Past’
  • Dean Inwood, ‘LGBTQ+ Individuals’ Lived Experiences of Coming Out’  Þorgerður Einarsdóttir (University of Iceland), Jyl J. Josephson (Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA) 
  • Laufey Axelsdóttir (University of Iceland), ‘Non-Confirmative Sexual Attraction: Fluid Sexualities or Taboos?’
CBK107
5:00pm Coffee Break Small Hall
5:30pm

Chair: Sonja Boon (Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada)

Fashioning Bodies

  • Shona Hayes (University of Chester, UK), ‘“She is Clothed in Strength and Dignity”: Fashion and Evangelical Christian Women’
  • Katarzyna Kociołek (University of Warsaw, Poland), ‘What do the Fashioned Bodies Say? The Sartorial Representation of Feminists in British Newspaper Cartoons from 1970 to 1973’
  • Elaine Rowland (University of Chester, UK), ‘Given A Space And No Space At All: The Representation of Women on Dress Patterns’
  • Elisabeth Lechner (University of Vienna, Austria), ‘#selflovebringsbeauty: On the Potentials and Pitfalls of Popfeminist Bodypositive Activism and its “Disgusting” Female Bodies Between Visibility and Vulnerability
CBK107

Chair: Jules Findley (University of Brighton, UK)

Bodies in/and Art (2)

  • Emily Broussard (Texas A&M University, USA), ‘Unveiled: Women’s Emotive States made Visible through Painting’
  • Jane Woollatt (Psychiatric Nurse, NHS and Visual Artist, Essex, UK), ‘Images of Menopause: Art as Thinking, Art as Knowledge’
  • Bee Hughes (Liverpool John Moores University, UK), ‘Performing Periods: Challenging Menstrual Normativity through Art Practice’
  • Emily L. Newman (Texas A&M University, USA), ‘The Future is Female: Using Writing on the Female Body to Combat Sexism’
CBK013

Chair: Clare McKeown (Universities of Stirling & Strathclyde, UK)

Recovering Abused Bodies (1)

  • Sarah Toulalan (University of Exeter, UK), ‘Newspaper Reporting of Sexual Crimes against Children in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England’
  • Christina Julios, ‘Cutting the Body? Debating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Sexual Identity and Gender Activism’
  • David Griffiths (University of Surrey, UK), ‘Intersex and Ethics in Uncertainty’ Sophie Witherstone, ‘Sexual Storytelling: Engaging Experiences of God with Stories of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Liberation’
CBK106
7:30pm Dinner White’s Dining Room
8:30pm

Richard Wilson (University of Chester)

  • The One-and-Only, World-Renowned, Legendary, Epic, Unparalleled Talking Bodies Feminist Pub Quiz

CH1 (Campus Pub)

Thursday 11th April

Thursday11th April

Time

Description

Location

09:00am

Chair: (tbc)

Plenary

  • Wendy Chapkis (University of Southern Maine, USA) & Hugh English (Queens College, City University of New York, USA) ‘Destabilizing Cisgender’
CBK011
10:00am
 

Chair: Arno Plass

Queer Bodies (2)

  • Chris Greenough (Edge Hill University, UK), ‘“Undoing” Research: Moving from Queer Theory to Queer Practice’
  • Aira Huttunen (University of Oulu, Finland), ‘Embodied Information Behaviour in Transgender People’
  • Holden Holcombe (Aberystwyth University, Wales), ‘From Oppressed to Oppressor: a Closer Look at Gender Transition and how Art Practice can be used to Communicate the Trans* Experience’
CBK107

Chair: Bee Hughes (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)

Graphic Bodies (2)

  • Becky Edwards (University of Chester, UK), ‘“You think I'm just a doll […] You're wrong […] I am dangerous. And I will show you just how dark I can be”: the Representation of Gender in Harley Quinn’
  • Esther De Dauw (University of Leicester, UK), ‘The Bulletproof Black Body: Luke Cage and the Politics of Race and Respectability’
  • Alex Tankard (University of Chester, UK), ‘“Coming Out” as Mutant-Debutantes in X-Men: First Class (2011)’
CBK013
11:30am

Coffee Break

Start of:

  • Crow Dillon-Parkin (Artist and Independent Researcher) & Lilith Dillon-Parkin ‘Judith Butler’s Neoliberal Postcolonial All-inclusive Shred’

Small Hall

 

Binks Foyer

12 noon

Chair:   (tbc)

Gaming bodies

  • Jo Gardner (University of Chester, UK), ‘Naughty Dog’s Bad-Ass Bitch: Playing as Ellie in The Last of Us and Shifting Perspectives on Female Characters in Video Games’
  • Anna Oleszczuk & Agata Waszkiewicz, ‘Body Modifications in the Transmedial Universe of Mass Effect: Defining and Breaking Boundaries of Identity’
CBK107

Chair: Judy Hayden (University of Tampa, Florida, USA)

Bodies Challenging Tradition

  • Hannah Rose Bayer (K.F. University, Graz, Austria), ‘Travelling Craftswomen “Auf der Walz”’
  • Gyða Margrét Pétursdóttir (University of Iceland) & Thamar Melanie Heijstra (University of Iceland), ‘Feminist Academics/Activists Surviving the Ivory Tower: Coping Strategies'
CBK013

Chair:   (tbc)

Educating Bodies (1)

  • Paul G. Nixon (The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands), ‘Communicating Sex as Part of a University Curriculum’
CBK106
1:00pm Lunch Small Hall
2.00pm

WORKSHOPS

  • Lucy Holbrook - ‘Telling Experience: Everybody and Every Body has Resources’ Everybody and Every Body has Resources’
CBK107
  • Sandra Hopkins (University of Chester, UK) ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’
CBK106
  • Kit Garrett (University of Chester, UK) ‘Rewriting Hegemony: Countering Toxic Masculinity Through the Power of the Group’
CBK013
  • Emma Sheppard (City, University of London, UK) ‘Doing Nothing (Except Thinking about Doing Nothing)’
CBK010
  • Arno Plass ‘Plurality Lab: Queer Tango as a Method for Adapting to Plurality
CBK011
5:00pm Coffee Break Small Hall
5:30pm

Chair: Marie-Kristin Döbler (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurmberg, Germany)

Bodies of Influence

  • Gill Badrock (University of Chester, UK), ‘The Woman who Influenced Female Aspiration’
  • Agnieszka Stanecka (Jan Kochanowski University, Poland), ‘Female Friendship, Flat Feet and Ballet Shoes in Zadie Smith’s Swing Time’
  • Emma Deeks (Edge Hill University, UK), ‘“Real” Bodies and Textually Constructed Selves’
  • Kerrianne Maloney (University of Chester, UK), ‘Intersections of Veganism and Feminism in the 21st Century: What’s the Beef?’
CBK107

Chair:   (tbc)

Recovering Abused Bodies (2)

  • Antara Ghatak, ‘A Body of One’s Own: Power, the Body and the Women of the Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971’
  • Clare McKeown (Universities of Stirling & Strathclyde, UK), ‘Zero Tolerance: Representing Women’s Bodies and Male Violence’
  • Sam Sutton (University of Chester, UK), ‘The Unapologetic Echo of #metoo’
  • Annadís Gréta Rúdólfsdóttir (University of Iceland) & Gyða Margrét Pétursdóttir (University of Iceland), ‘Bearing and Sharing the Bodily Consequences: The #metoo Movement in Iceland’
CBK013

Chair: Roxanne Douglas (University of Warwick, UK)

(Post) Colonial Bodies (1)

  • Kylie Marais (University of Cape Town, South Africa), ‘Whose Pleasure Matters Anyway?: Using Pleasure Narratives to Explore the Sexual Subjectivities of South African Women’
  • Ella Tennant (Keele University, UK), ‘Eroticism and Emancipation – the Evocative Power of the Body in the Poems of Akiko Yosano’
  • Elsie Ugege (University of Chester, UK), ‘An Autoethnographic Analysis of Nigerian Esan Women’s Perceptions of Body Size and Image’
  • Sule Akdogan (University of Warwick, UK), ‘Reading the Female Body as a Site of Resistance in Turkish Literature’
CBK106
7:30pm Banquet Dinner White’s Dining Room

8:30pm

Chair: Emma Rees (University of Chester, UK)

Plenary

  • Elliott Watson (Filmmaker, Bristol, UK), Vulva Film Premiere & In Conversation
CBK011

Friday 12th April

Friday 12th April

Time

Description

Location

9:00am

Chair: Emma Sheppard (City, University of London, UK)

PLENARY

  • Nancy Hansen (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada) ‘Bodies in Migration Marked for Exclusion’
CBK013
10:00am
 

Chair: Hannah Stevenson

Textual Bodies (1)

  • Claire Bennett (University of Chester, UK), ‘“The most fortunate affliction”: Cultural Meanings of the Female Body in Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve’
  • Mara Dougall (University of Strathclyde, UK), ‘Inhabiting Historical Bodies: Female Physicality in Early Twentieth-Century Historical Fiction’
  • Sally Jones (University of Chester, UK), ‘“Murder is a kind of making love, a kind of possessing”: Reading Religious and Occult Thematics in the Body of Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley’
CBK013

Chair: (tbc)

Dancing Bodies

  • Mark Edward (Edge Hill University, Liverpool, UK) & Helen Newall (Edge Hill University, Liverpool, UK), ‘The Buttcracker: Drag, Irreverence and Queer Play’
  • Arno Plass, ‘Plurality Lab: Queer Tango as a Method for Adapting to Plurality’
  • Valentin Meneau (University of Graz, Austria), ‘“Your Body Is A Battleground”: Choreographed Gender Narratives in Latin-American Competitive Dancing
CBK107
11:30am Coffee Break Small Hall
12 noon

Chair: Sheila Jones (University of Chester, UK)

Textual Bodies (2)

  • Beth Flanagan (University of Chester, UK), ‘To be, or not to be a woman? Regendering Shakespeare’s male characters’
  • Adeline Davis (University of Tampa, Florida, USA), ‘Beauty and the Beast and the Persistence of Fairy Tales’
  • Hannah Stevenson, ‘1990s Male Detective Fiction and the Objectification of Women’
  • Dunja Plazonja (University of Zagreb, Croatia), ‘Hysteria and Girlhood: The Contagious Talking Bodies of Girls-Becoming-Women’

CBK106

Chair: Elisabeth Lechner (University of Vienna, Austria)

Transgressive Bodies (2)

  • Francesca Ferrer (University of Sydney, Australia), ‘Who is “drunk me”? Women’s Embodiment of Drunkenness as a Relation to the Self’
  • Alice Churm, ‘“Older Women Masturbate Too”: Feminism, Sexuality and the Older Woman in Grace and Frankie’
  • Lior Tal (Bar Ilan University, Israel), ‘What can Midlife-ADHD Teach us about the Body In-Itself?’
CBK013

Chair: (tbc)

Queer Bodies (3)

  • Chloe Dominique, ‘Techniques of the Body as Techniques of the Self: Taking Sex Seriously’
  • Jan Prášil (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic), ‘The Face of #nonbinary: Over-Coding the Body’
  • Hannah Shimwell (University of Chester, UK), ‘Is Drag the New Punk? Putting Politics into Practice’
  • Suzania Sharma (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), ‘Theatre and Drag Identity: a Comparative Study of Gender Performance Tradition in Manipur and in New Zealand'
CBK107
2:00pm Lunch Small Hall
3:00pm
 

Chair: Ella Tennant (Keele University, UK)

(Post)Colonial Bodies (2)

  • Roxanne Douglas (University of Warwick, UK), ‘Caught Red-Handed: Bloodied Hands in Arab Women’s Writing and the Tensions between the Real and Imagined Body’
  • Colette Morrow, ‘The Abject Body in Isabella Bird’s Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan (1891)’
  • Tiba Bonyad (University of Manchester, UK), ‘“Girls of Revolution Street”: Resisting the Normative in a Frame’
  • Moira Vincentelli (Universities of Glyndwr & Chester), ‘Drawing Conversations: the Hijab’
CBK106

Chair: Crow Dillon-Parkin (Artist and Independent Researcher)

Modified Bodies

  • Anna-Lena Oldehus (Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany), ‘Narrating through Skin: Scars, Affect and Masculinities in Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go (2013)’
  • Kay Inckle (University of Liverpool, UK), ‘“I Am Proud of My Back”: Body Modification among Athletes with Spinal Cord Injury’
  • Steph Talliss-Foster, ‘Researching the Impressions Formed of Body-Modified Professionals’
  • Michael Rees (University of Wolverhampton, UK), ‘Talking with the Body: Tattooing and Representing the Authentic Self’
  • Charlotte Dann (University of Northampton, UK), ‘Negotiating Femininity Through the Embodiment of Tattoos’
CBK107

Chair: (tbc)

Analyses of Care, Identity and Agency among Parent Advocates of Gender Diverse Children

  • Julie Temple Newhook (Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada)
  • Annie Pullen-Sansfacon (Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada)
  • Jennifer Davis (Lethbridge College, Alberta, Canada)
  • Sarah Pickett (Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada) & Jennifer Dyer (Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada)
CBK013
5:00pm Coffee Break Small Hall
5:30pm

Chair: (tbc)

Posthuman Bodies

  • Lawrence Buttigieg, ‘Artists’ Empowerment of Disabled Women’
  • Friederike Nastold (Mainz Academy of Arts, Germany), ‘Some Kind of Nature – Some Kind of Bodies’
  • Reisa Klein (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada), ‘Body Hackers and Grinders: Cyborgian Assemblages as Feminist Body Politics’
  • Jonathan Hay (University of Chester, UK), ‘No Windup: Posthuman & Planetary Bodies in the Anthropocene’
CBK107

Chair: (tbc)

Maternal Bodies

  • Dawn Llewellyn (University of Chester, UK), ‘Motherhood, Voluntary Childlessness and Christianity: Narrating Religious Reproductive Choice’
  • Bryony Pierce, ‘Thought Experiments and the Persistence of Identity’
  • Zuzana Štefková (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic), ‘Bodies of Labour: Artist as Mother’
  • Kate Naylor (University of Chester, UK), ‘“Ultimately, we are all the same, aren’t we? Skin and bones. Truth and lies”: Body Politics in Louise Jensen’s The Surrogate (2017)’
  • Rebecca Smyth (University of Edinburgh, UK), ‘Reconceiving Reproductive Rights: a Feminist Approach to International Human Rights Law’
CBK013

Chair: (tbc)

Nineteenth-Century Bodies

  • Michelle Ravenscroft, ‘From Little Women to the “New Woman”: Representations of Female Adolescent Identity Formation in the Late Nineteenth Century’
  • Leo Hall (University of Chester, UK), ‘The Black Coat: the Victorian Gentleman and the Influence of Industrialisation on the fin-de-siècle Adventure Hero’s Image’
  • Conor Heffernan (University College Dublin, Ireland), ‘Docile Bodies or Active Agents? Physical Culture in Fin de Siècle Ireland’ Marie Hendry (State College of Florida, Venice, USA), ‘Claiming the Body: Sensationalist Victorian Fiction and the Body as Self’
  • Sarah Kissack (University of Chester, UK), ‘“Near the borderline of mental ruin”: Embodied Infantilisation in The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)’
CBK106
7:30pm Dinner White’s Dining Room
9:00pm

Chair: (tbc)

Plenary

  • Treena Orchard (Western University, Ontario, Canada) ‘To be a Man-Eater: Embodied Aspirations, Tensions, and Lessons from the Bumble Dating App’
CBK011

Saturday 13th April

Saturday13th April

Time

Description

Location

9:00am
 

Chair: (tbc)

Queer Bodies (4)

  • Beniamin Kłaniecki (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland), ‘Hijras and political representations: Exploring the third spaces/genders of India in the novels of Tabish Khair and Arundhati Roy’
  • Aimee Merrydew (Keele University, UK), ‘Talking Bodies, Talking Back: Reflections and the Body in Ely Shipley’s Boy with Flowers’
  • Jess Cooke (University of Chester, UK), ‘Finite Inclusivity: Challenging Emerging Stereotypes about the Transgender Community’
  • Olu Jenzen (University of Brighton, UK), ‘Discourses of Vulnerability and the Transgender Child’
CBK011

Chair: (tbc)

Educating Bodies (2)

  • Jess McArdle, Teresa Arias & Hannah Rayment-Jones, ‘Cultivating an Awareness of Sexual and Gender Diversity in the Midwifery Curriculum’
CBK013
11:00am Coffee Break Small Hall
11:30am

Chair: (tbc)

Desiring Bodies

  • John Breadon (Chester, UK), ‘Reading Roth Reading hooks Reading Desire’
  • Marie-Kristin Döbler (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurmberg, Germany), ‘Talking Bodies, Silent Bodies: Physical Presence and Non-Presence in Couples’
  • Lucy Holbrook, ‘Being Comfortable in Our Own Skin: Our Bodies are Talking; Are Our Minds Listening?’

CBK106

Chair: (tbc)

Masculine Bodies

  • Fatiha Bouanani, ‘Male Oppression in Nwapa’s Idu (1970)’
  • Kit Garrett (University of Chester, UK), ‘“Get these hands!”: A Hidden History’
  • Gail Hammill, ‘Unveiling the Phallus in the Public Square: Suhair Al-Tal’s Portrait of Patriarchy in “The Gallows” (1987)’
CBK013

Chair: Garjan Sterk

Fat Bodies

  • Maša Huzjak (University of Zagreb, Croatia), ‘Fat Women have Bodies, Two: on the Hypervisibility and Invisibility of the Fat Body’
  • Yanisa Khumwongdee (University of York, UK), ‘The Ambiguously Gendered Fat Body: Disgust and Gender Conformity in Thai “fat romance”’
  • Sonja Boon (Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada), ‘It’s Not Over Until the Fat Professor Sings: Teaching Fat Studies in the “Fattest Province in Canada”’
CBK107
1:00pm

Conference Close

Book auction in Small Hall

Small Hall

Contact

Professor Emma Rees, Director of the Institute of Gender Studies and Organiser of Talking Bodies

Email: talkingbodies@chester.ac.uk

Twitter: @Talking_Bodies