Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies
Saturday 14 September 2013
Barts Pathology Museum
Registration is now open for the Victorian Body Parts Conference. The conference fee is £15 (£10 for students/unwaged). Please register here: https://www2.bbk.ac.uk/english/vbp/
09.30-09.50 Registration and Refreshments
09.50-10.00 Opening Remarks
Carla Valentine (Technical Assistant Curator, Barts Pathology Museum)
Beatrice Bazell and Emma Curry (Birkbeck College, University of London)
10.00-11.15 Keynote Panel
Dr Katharina Boehm (Universität Regensburg), 'Body Boundary Object'
Dr Kate Hill (University of Lincoln), 'A Head for Knowledge: Archaeology, Anthropology and Body Parts in Victorian Museums'
Chair: Dr Victoria Mills (Darwin College, University of Cambridge)
11.15-11.45 Tea Break
11.45-13.00 Panel One: Severed Parts
Ellery Foutch (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 'Sandow’s Arm'
Dr Graeme Pedlingham (University of Sussex), '"I take myne owne": The Hysteric, The Collector and Anatomical Autonomy in Richard Marsh's "Lady Wishaw's Hand" (1895)'
Catherine Oakley (University of York), 'Laughable Limbs: Comic Dismemberment in Early Cinema 1895-1910'
Chair: Diana Garrisi (University of Westminster)
13.45-15.00 Panel Two: Prosthetic Parts
Clare Stainthorp (University of Birmingham), 'The Case of the Artificial Hand: Considering Disability, Prosthesis and the Motif of the Hand in the Nineteenth Century'
Ryan Sweet (University of Exeter), '"Down Came the Limb with a Frightful Smash": Prosthesis as Weapon in Nineteenth-Century Literature'
Emma Curry (Birkbeck College, University of London), 'Wiggery Pokery: Touching Dickens’s Hair'
Chair: Amanda Sciampacone (Birkbeck College, University of London)
15.15-16.30 Panel Three: Gendered Parts
Lisa Coar (University of Leicester), 'The Surgically Sartorial: Cutting it Fine among Wasp-Waisted Men'
Ally Crockford (University of Edinburgh), 'Erect Victorians: the Anxious Masculinity of the Nineteenth-Century 'Diphallic' Terata'
Beatrice Bazell (Birkbeck College, University of London), 'Corset, Camera, Constriction: Articulating the Female Body in Mid-Victorian Culture'
Chair: Dr Corinna Wagner (University of Exeter)
16.45-17.30 Keynote Address
Dr Tiffany Watt-Smith (Queen Mary, University of London), 'Organs of Imitation: Theatrical Body Parts and Scientific Psychology'
Chair: Dr Nicola Bown (Birkbeck College, University of London)
17.30-17.45 Closing Remarks
Dr Nicola Bown (Birkbeck College, University of London)
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