18 Nov 2013 - 19 Nov 2013All dayWilliam Harvey Lecture Theatre, Addenbrooke's Clinical School

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Twitter Hashtag: #CRASSHbody

 

Conveners

Dr Olivia Will (Department of Surgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital)

Dr Lucy Razzall (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge)

Summary

The relationship between the mind and the body raises innumerable challenging questions across the arts, humanities, and social science disciplines. For those who come into professional contact with the human body every day in the National Health Service, the mind and the body are usually considered distinct from each other. This is even reflected in the organisational structure of the NHS, where mental health trusts are separate from other healthcare services. Any medical interpretation of the human body, even while it is grounded in empirical evidence, is also inevitably shaped by the intricacies of cultural context, but this is often overlooked in contemporary medicine.

Keynote speakers: Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham) and Rowan Williams (Magdalene College, Cambridge)

Confirmed speakers include: Prof Robin Kirkpatrick (Modern and Medieval Languages), Dr Hester Lees-Jeffries (English Literature), Prof Andrew Bradley (Transplant and Academic Surgery)

Sponsors

Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH)

Accommodation for non-paper giving delegates

We are unable to arrange accommodation, however, the following websites may be of help.

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University of Cambridge accommodation webpage

NB. CRASSH is not able to help with the booking of accommodation.

 

Administrative assistance: conferences@crassh.cam.ac.uk

Programme

DAY 1
9.00 - 9.30

Registration and coffee

9.30 - 9.45

Welcome

9.45 - 10.45

KEYNOTE:

  • Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham University): Cultures of Surgery

Chair: Olivia Will

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee

11.15 - 13.00

THE THEATRE OF WOUNDS:

  • Roger Kneebone (Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College): Performing surgery: embodied practice in the operating theatre
  • Hester Lees-Jeffries (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge): Shakespeare’s incisions, or scars that never felt a wound: language, performance, experience
  • Christopher Bass (John Radcliffe Hospital): The somatic presentation of psychological distress: the mind/body problem
  • Tariq Ahmad (Addenbrooke’s Hospital): The ‘Art’ of Plastic Surgery: Aesthetics; ‘ ideal’ form; geometry and caricature: drawing  & sculpture with the human body as the canvas and carving block?

Chair: Robin Kirkpatrick

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

  • Posters will be available for viewing in the Foyer
  • “Golden Window” (22 mins) will be showing at 13.30 in the Theatre
14.00 - 15.30

SHAME:

  • Sarah Gull (West Suffolk Hospital): ‘Why didn’t you come before?'
  • Liberty Walther Barnes (Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge): The Body as Communication Technology: A Case Study of ‘Infertile’ Orthodox Jewish Men
  • Ina Linge (University of Cambridge): Bodily Relations, Bodily Creations: Representations of Embodiment in Early Twentieth-Century Life Writing of Gender and Sexual ‘Deviants'

Chair: Annie Ring

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee

16.00 - 17.30

INSIDES:

  • Adrian Harris (Hinchinbrooke Hospital): Living Anatomy
  • Leah Astbury (University of Cambridge): Mother and Child: Maternal and Infant Health in Early Modern England
  • Nina Hallowell et al (Institute of Public Health, Cambridge): The impact of total gastrectomy upon experience of hunger: embodiment and disembodiment
  • Harold Ellis (Department of Anatomy & Human Sciences, King’s College, London): A lifetime learning, using and teaching anatomy

Chair: Eamonn Coveney

17.30 - 18.30

Drinks reception and poster discussions

DAY 2
9.00 - 9.30

Coffee

9.30 - 9.45

Welcome

9.45 - 10.45

KEYNOTE:

  • Rowan Williams (Magdalene College, Cambridge): Possibilities of Situations: body, language, and knowledge

Chair: Lucy Razzall

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee

11.15 - 12.45

IDENTITY:

  • Robin Kirkpatrick (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge): Dante and the body
  • Andrew Bradley (Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge): Transplantation: organ ownership, personal identity and psychological consequences
  • Kajsa Widegren & Erika Alm (Department of Cultural Science, University of Cothenburg): Voicing difference: resisting the notion of authentic voice

Chair: Raphael Lyne

12.45 - 14.00

Lunch

  • A tour of art around Addenbrookes led by Damian Hebron, Head of Addenbrookes Arts, departing from the foyer at 13.00 (for up to 20 people)
14.00 - 15.30

INTERPRETATION: THE BODY AS EVIDENCE:

  • Isabelle Vella Gregory (Christ’s College, Cambridge): Body, gender, and identity: the perspective from archaeology
  • Robert Whitaker (Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge): Illustrating Operation Notes and Beyond
  • Simon Jackson (Clare Hall, University of Cambridge): ‘And tune my breath to groans’: George Herbert, Suffering, and Song

Chair: Tariq Ahmad

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee

16.00 - 17.30

RECOVERY:

  • Hannah Newton (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge): ‘O how sweet is ease!’: Recovering from Illness in Early Modern England, 1580-1720
  • Rachael Pack (Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, University of Western Ontario):(Re)Covering the Body: Cancer, Abjection and the Look Good, Feel Better Program Eamonn Coveney (West Suffolk Hospital): Hypnosis, Pain, and Surgery
  • Eamonn Coveney (West Suffolk Hospital): Hypnosis, Pain, and Surgery
  • Jan Draper (Department of Nursing, Open University): Embodied practice: rediscovering the ‘heart’ of nursing

Chair: Maryon McDonald

17.30 - 18.30

Short singing performance: “Body Transformations – four works by Byrd, Palestrina, Eccard and Walford Davies” (sung by Alexander Hardy, Nigel Hall, Olivia Will, Rachel Brock, Mary Ward, Robert De Wolf, Simon Jackson)

Drinks Reception

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