Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bodies in Question: Theorising the Body from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

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  • Staff - teaching
  • Staff - research


303, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Bodies in Question: Theorising the Body from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

9am – COFFEE and Registration

Opening remarks
9:30am – 10:45am: Panel 1 (part a) – Chair: Prof Lucy Vickers - Body Regulation and Norms
·Swimming in Question – David Aldridge
·Schooling the Body: Social Identity, ‘Growing Up’ and Age Imaginaries in an English Secondary School – DrPatrick Alexander
·‘Tantrums and toilet issues’: student teachers’ perceptions of early childhood - Catharine Gilson
·Circumcision and veiling as religious texts written on the body - Prof Peter Edge
10:45 – 11:00am: COFFEE
11:00am – 12:00pm: Panel 1 (part b) – Chair: Prof David Nash - Body Regulation and Norms
·Cherie (1884) by Edmond de Goncourt or the evanescent body: a young aristocratic girl in late 19th-Century France – Dr Barbara Giraud
·Self-denial and the Juvenile Body in Wesleyan Thought: A study of Methodist teaching at Kingswood School 1746-1780 - Linda Ryan
·Will, purity and the manly body, c 1750-1900 – Dr Joanne Bailey
12:00pm – 12:15pm: COFFEE
12:15pm – 1:15pm: Panel 2 – Chair: Dr Alex Goody - Mourning and Death
·Feminist Phenomenology and Pregnancy Loss: Reconsidering the Temporalities of Pregnant Embodiment and Gestation – Dr Victoria Browne
·The corporeality of mourning: Marylinne Robinson’s fiction and the body in grief - Lucy Clarke
·Negotiating the unusual, classifying the unnatural: the reporting of hospital deaths in Japan and England – DrLouella Matsunaga
1:15pm – 2:15pm: LUNCH
2:15pm – 3:15pm: Panel 3 – Chair: Prof Deb McGregor - Post-Human
·Rethinking technology to rethink embodiment: Reflections on the originary technogenesis of the human – Dr Federica Frabetti
·The 20th Century Crisis of Modernity and the Abortive Prototypes of Posthuman Solutions to Resolve it - Prof Roger Griffin
·Becoming Posthuman: A Visual Autoethnography – Sean Longhurst
3:15pm – 3:45pm: TEA
3:45pm – 5:00pm: Panel 4 – Chair: Prof Tina Miller - Performative Bodies
·Moving the Audience: participatory bodies in the theatre - Russell Anderson
·Dancing Bodies, Modernism and Mechanical Amusements – Dr Alex Goody
·Developing teachers’ practice : Using historical narratives and drama to augment working scientifically in primary classrooms – ProfDeb McGregor
·Bodily encounters and affective relationships: rethinking Occupy Wall Street – Dr Doerthe Rosenow
5:00pm: Closing comments – Professor Lucy Vickers, Acting HSS Associate Dean for Research & KE
5:15pm: Drinks reception for all speakers and attendees