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Postgraduate Symposium

Monday 13th - Friday 17th September 2021

Draft Schedule 

Monday 13th September 

Virtual papers are published

Panel #1

Rhythms, Bodies & Materiality: Part 1

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Mary Dawson (University of Leeds) 

'Affect and Ageing in Barbara Pym’s Quartet in Autumn'

Sonakshi Srivastava (Indraprastha University, Dehli)

'The Face of An/Other?: Affect and Identity in Kobo Abe’s “The Face of Another”'

Panel #2

Affective Spaces Part 1: Structures & Practices

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Michael Rifino (City University of New York)

'Exploring teacher-student relations through shame and care politics: Neoliberal ideologies-practices in community college'

Juan Guevara

'Affective and socio-material understanding of urban informality'

Wiktoria Tunska (University of York)

'Forms of Affect: Loss, Nostalgia and Melancholia in Jonathan Coe’s The Rotters’ Club and Middle England'

Panel #3

Affective Connections Part 1:

Relationality & Movement

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Tuuli Innola (Tampere University, Finland)

'Odd Companionships'

Danilo Barauna (The Glasgow School of Art)

'Transits of Light in Projective Moving Image Art: A Queer Phenomenology of the Dark Corridor'

Leon Hughes (University of London Institute in Paris)

'Affective Drifting: Repurposing the Situationist International Dérive as a Disruptive Tactic Against the Contemporary Capitalist Realism'

Wednesday 15th September

Virtual Live Panel Q&A (all welcome!)

via zoom (registration information coming soon)

14:00 - 14:15

Welcome & Housekeeping

14:15 - 14:55

Panel #1 Q&A

Rhythms, Bodies & Materiality: Part 1

Mary Dawson & Sonakshi Srivastava

14:55 - 15:00 


15:00 - 15:40

Panel #2 Q&A

Affective Spaces Part 1: Structures & Practices

Michael Rifino, Juan Guevara & Wiktoria Tunska

15:40 - 15:50 


15:50 - 16:30

Panel #3 Q&A

Relationally & Movement

Tuuli Innola, Danilo Barauna & Leon Hughes

16:30 - 16:45 


16:45 - 17:30 

Keynote Address

Marie-Luise Angerer (Universität Potsdam)

'From the affective dispositif to an affective nonconscious'

Friday 17th September 2021

Rooms ES105 & ES103

Edward Street Building, University of Brighton

154-155 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JG

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10:30 - 11:00

Room 105


11:00 - 11:15 


11:15 - 12:15 

Panel #4

Painful Affects

Room 105

Chaired by Polly Hember

Izzy Jenkinson (University of Leeds)

'‘What were they after all but bruises!’: The Ungraspability of Pain in The Prussian Officer and Other Stories'

Ashley Barr (University of Sussex)

'Embarrassment as a Poetic Strategy'

Jess H. Anderson (University of Leeds)

'"Benign" Emotions, Outsider Voices: Reading the Victim Impact Statement in the Contemporary US Murder Memoir'

12:15 - 13:15 


13:15 - 14:30

Panel #5

Affective Connections: the Digital and the In-Between

Room 105

Denise Ackerl (University of Arts, London)

'Economies of Emotions: How Resisting Instagrammability becomes a Feminist Act in Performance Art Practice'

Sophie Declerck (Loughborough University)

'“Intra-active” tactility as an aesthetic phenomenon in artifact design'

Lilith Cooper (University of Kent)

'Feeling Our Way from Physical to Digital (And Back Again?): Loss, Pleasure, and Ambivalence in-between Digital and Physical Zines'

Josefine Hetterich

'My Nostalgia Is Acting Up: Embodied Spectatorship and Speculative Relationality through AIDS Crisis Revisitation Works'

14:30 - 14:45


14:45 - 16:00 

Panel #6 

Rhythms, Bodies & Materiality: Part 2

Room 105

Daniel Jones (Newcastle University)

'Clarifying the amorphous rhythms of Tourette Syndrome' - available to watch online here

Victoria J. E. Jones (Durham University)

'Feeling and Writing in Suspension: Waiting in COVID-19 Shopping Queues' - available to watch online here

Jack Maginn (University of Brighton)

'Queering Taste, Renouncing Mastery: A Temporal-Affective approach to Queer Artistic Practice'

Chloe Turner (Goldsmiths)

'There's not a problem that I can't fix, 'Cause I can do it in the mix'

Panel #7

Affective Identities and Empathies

Room 103

Esther Omotola Ayoola (University of Brighton)

'Retrospective Introspective Perspectives: Exploring the Lifeworlds of Emerging Adult Refugees’ Migrating from Africa to Haringey'

Richard Thornton (University of Sussex)

'Feeling Ethical: The ‘affective intensity’ of self-reflective educationalists in Delhi, India'

Harriet Smith Hughes (University of Oxford)

'‘Somewhere between talking to myself, and talking to another person’: the legacy of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s performative ‘I’'

Tim Cowbury (Royal Holloway, UoL)

'"Sitting in a rehearsal room looking at fucking little bits of paper and just feeling sick" as politically generative affect? Interviews with contemporary British theatre-makers' - available to watch online here

16:00 - 16:15


16:15 - 17:30

Panel #8

Affective Spaces Part 2: Rurality and the Urban

Room 105

Joe Jukes (University of Brighton)

'The cultural politics of the rural: towards emotional space'

Molly McCracken (University of Edinburgh)

'"The limits of vision": form, feeling, and the ethics of sight in Teju Cole's Blind Spot'

Adam Walls (University College London)

'Dusky Bodies: Racial Atmospheres of the Late Victorian Night'

Polly Hember (Royal Holloway, UoL)

‘“Happiness was a new garment, fitted like her Lingburgh helmet”: Feelings on the French Riviera in H.D.’s “Mira-Mare”’

17:30 - 17:45

Closing remarks & drinks

Room 105

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Summer Symposium

Monday 13th - Friday 17th September

Virtual Panel Conversations
15th September 2pm via zoom

In person conference @ Brighton
17th September

Postgraduate Symposium

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