4th Global Conference (2011)

4th Global Conference

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Tuesday 27th September – Thursday 29th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom


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.

Tuesday 27th September 2011
From 12.30
Conference Registration

13.30
Opening Remarks
Gonzalo Araoz

14.00
Session 1:  History of the Asylum
Chair: Gonzalo Araoz

Symptoms in search of concept in a Victorian asylum
Carol Berkenkotter and Cristina Hanganu-Bresch

Patrick McGrath -searching for meaning in the asylum
Stephen Butler

Rewriting the asylum
Diane Carpenter

15.30
Coffee

16.00
Session 2: History of Madness
Chair: Katarzyna Szmigiero

Proving Sanity in 19th century America: The Hinchman conspiracy case
Cristina Hanganu-Bresch

Creating an “economy for lunacy” in the Irish Free State, 1922-1937:  Locating the insane in the political and economic contexts of County Louth, Ireland
Lisa Butterly

17.00
Notices and Announcements

17.40
Wine Reception

Wednesday 28th September 2011
09.00
Session 3: Madness, Alterity and Context
Chair: Katrina Jaworski

Incorporating the uncanny. ‘Unheimlichkeit’ as a cultural experience
Zuzanna Dziuban

Claiming madness to explain deviance: Young asylum seekers in distress.
Eleni Bolieraki

Can recovery in severe mental illness be understood as regaining social cover?
Jann E. Schlimme and Michael A. Schwartz

10.30
Coffee

11.00
Session 4: Madness, Marginality and the Media
Chair: Jennifer Kanary

Order and disorder
E. Deidre Pribram

Radio Nikosia: Mutiny on the Ship of Fools
Martín Correa-Urquiza

12.30
Lunch

14.00
Session 5a: Mental Health Care in Context
Chair: Carol Berkenkotter

Single Session Family Consultations in a Child and Youth Mental Health Service
Tess McGrane

Rational-Choice Theory of Neurosis: Development and treatment
Yacov Rofe

14:00
Session 5b Depression, Madness  and Suicide
Chair: Birgit Ellefsen

The “mad” intentions of those who suicide
Katrina Jaworski

Self-fulfillment or self-erosion? Depression as key pathology of late modernity.
Bert van den Bergh

15.00
Coffee

15.30
Session 6: Madness, its Diagnosis and  Interpretations
Chair: Stephen Butler

‘Psychologisation’ of Madness: between Self-control and Unconsciousness
Mira Marcinów

Recognising madness in others; relativising madness in oneself – from lay concepts to therapeutic itineraries (qualitative sociological study in the north of Portugal)
Fátima Alves

16.30
Telling Lives (Screening of an Artistic Performance )

A Brechtian musical fiction freely derived from the biographies of Prestwich County Asylum patients in the early 20th century
Directed by Eric Northey, Cul-de-sac theatre.

18:00
End of Sessions

Thursday, 29th September 2011
09.00
Session 7: Madness Narratives,  Voices and Philosophy
Chair: Tess McGrane

Illness identity in madness narratives
Katarzyna Szmigiero

The Disordered Self: Philosophy, Memoir, and Madness
Marlene Benjamin

Mindstorms and Voices
Daniel G. Scott

10.30
Coffee

11.00
Session 8: Madness and Literature
Chair: Sandra Uray-Kennett

The Road to Hell: William Blake and the Hell’s Angels
Jennifer Hedgecock,

Madness and psychotherapy through the looking glass: the case of King Shahryar’s ma(d)gic internal wound and fair(y) Scheherazade
Alexandra Cheira

12.30
Lunch

14.00
Session 9: Madness and the Arts 1
Chair: Martín Correa-Urquiza

Representations of madness in the Age of Enlightenment
Birgit Ellefsen

Green with Madness:  Absinthe-Induced Madness and its use in the Theatre of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Christopher Hatch

Black Swan Madness
Elaine Pigeon

15.30
Coffee

16.00
Session 10: Madness and the Arts 2
Chair: Zuzanna Dziuban

Roomforthoughts: Labyrinth Psychotica – Digital LSD
Jennifer Kanary Nikolova

Six more impossible things before breakfast: a visual investigation into the languages of madness
Sandra Uray-Kennett

17.00
Development meeting  and closing remarks

17.30
Conference Ends