Making a Scene - Networks of Intimacy 19th July 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Cooke / Loughborough University, UK
contact email: 
writingsofintimacy@lboro.ac.uk

A half-day afternoon symposium to meet, discuss your own research and make connections with others interested in intimacy, its practices, representation and theorisation. This event aims to be cross-disciplinary, informal, and centred around the potential to foster collaborations and knowledge-sharing across different fields, disciplines and institutions.

This may include those who are researching: sex; intimate relationalities; the couple; non-normative living; genres of intimacy; literary intimacy; conceptualisations of kinship and community; the politics of intimacy; emotions and affect; intimate professions; intimacy and film; censorship; pornography; violence and intimacy; illness and death; the intimate and the impersonal; psychoanalysis; philosophies of intimacy.

Participants are invited to address the symposium with a ten minute description of their research and/or field.

At the end of the day, 6-7 pm, there will be a book launch for the recent collection of essays, Scenes of Intimacy: Reading, Writing and Theorizing Contemporary Literature.
Friday 19th July, 2013, 1.30 pm – 7 pm
The Institute for Psychoanalysis,
Maida Vale, London, UK.
Advance registration is essential.
Price: £7.50, payable on the day.

Includes afternoon tea/coffee & biscuits & wine at the launch.
To register or for more information, please contact:
Dr Jennifer Cooke, Lecturer in English,
Department of English and Drama,
Loughborough University.

If you wish to give a paper/talk then please provide a 150 word max. description of your field and research/work and a 50 word max. biography.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
poetry
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond