1st Global Conference (2008)

1st Global Conference


Mansfield College, Oxford

The programme for the conference is available below. Delegates are listed according to the session in which they appear. Clicking on the Session Title will take you to the abstracts (where available) for that session. Each delegate is listed according to their affiliation.

Final Conference Programme (1.3a)

Monday 8th September 2008
from 12.30

Welcome and Opening Words
Rob Fisher and Alejandro Cervantes-Carson

Session 1: Critical Reflections by Way of Philosophy
Chair: Alejandro Cervantes-Carson

Robert Zaborowski
Madness – Group Feelings in the Pre-Socratic’ Fragments

Alexander Dunst
Thinking the Subject beyond its Death: Madness and Cultural Theory

Abel Franco
Madness, Melancholia and Mechanicism in late 17th Century France

Coffee Break

Session 2: ‘Madness’ After Nietzsche and Foucault
Chair: Rob Fisher

Emma Bell
Imagine Madness: Madness, Revolution and Ressentiment

Jonathan Sunley
Is Foucault still Relevant to the Understanding of Mental Illness?

Taine Duncan
Testimonies to the Inadequacy of Discursive Epistemes: The Hysteric as Creative Rupture in Foucauldian History

Wine Reception


Tuesday 9th September 2008
Session 3: In the Folds of Institutions
Chair: Loren Broc

Emmanuelle Rozier
Institution Defining Madness: A Place for the Individual

Patrick Bryson
Lunatics and the Asylum: Representations of ‘The Loner’

Christine Montross
“Your Drugs Take Away The Love”: A Resident Psychiatrist’s Discussion of Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment and Treatment

Coffee Break

Session 4: Theater, Performance and Recovering Creativity
Chair: Claudio Villella

Keiko Kimura
Hanago in Distress: The world of Hanjo in the Noh Theatre

Eddy Falconer
“I Can’t Get Off The Stage”: Public Space, Acting Out and Delusions of Grandeur

Gonzalo Araoz
Carving Dreams on Marbles Lost: Transatlantic Research Network on Mental Health and the Arts (TRAMHA)

Gavin Angus-Leppan
‘Out of Your Head’ – Mental Illness and Popular Music


Session 5: Shadows of Stigma and Anti-Stigma Initiatives
Chair: Alexander Dunst

Christian Perring
“Madness” and “Brain Disorders”: Stigma and Disability

Tammi Walker
What’s in a Name? – Women’s Resistance to the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder

Kimberley White
State-Made Madness: Official Knowledge, (Anti)Stigma and the Work of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Nahed Khairy,
How Society Potentially Contributes to the Development and Maintenance of Mental Illness: A Systems Approach to a Community Survey on the First National Anti-Stigma Campaign in Cairo, Egypt

Coffee Break

Session 6: The ‘Fluid’ and Complex Territory of Judgment and Diagnosis
Chair: Abel Franco

Katarzyna Szmigiero
They Wouldn’t Make Good Ophelias – Reality of Experience in Women’s Madness Narratives

Katey Thom
Drugs, Psychosis and Personal Choice: Determining ‘Insanity’ in New Zealand Courtrooms

Nadia Halim
Mad Tourists: Stendhal Syndrome as a Psychiatric Diagnosis without a Niche

Neil Gong
Post-Virginia Tech: Race, Madness and Mental Health Screenings in America

Sessions End

Wednesday 10th September 2008
Session 7: How to Care for the ‘Mad’?

Chair: Taine Duncan

Letizia Gramaglia
Colonial Psychiatry in British Guiana: Dr. Robert Grieve

Lelde K?pi?a and Agita L?se
Intimacy and Control, Reciprocity and Paternalism: Madness and the Ambivalence of Caring Relationships in a Post-Soviet Country

Rochelle Suri
Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia: Collaborating with the Voices from Without

Coffee Break

Session 8: Bicycles, Art and De-Centering the ‘Subject’

Chair: Christine Montross

Majella Stewart
Madwomen on Bicycles: Femininity, Scandal, and Paradox In Australian Women’s Fiction.

J P McMahon
In the Field of Excluded Languages: Madness and Art Historical Enquiry

Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
On Rationality, Madness and Goya’s 43rd Caprice


Session 9: Drawing and Re-drawing Boundaries
Chair: Emma Bell

Agita Luse & Daiga Kamer?de
Redrawing the Boundaries of Normality and Madness in the Post-Soviet Period: The Case of Latvia

Claudio Villella
Three Generations of Madness: Perspectives from a Son, Uncle, Godfather and Doctor of the Mad

Loren Broc
Religious Insanity and the Limits of Religious Tolerance in Nineteenth-century America

Coffee Break

Development Meeting

Conference Ends