Programme

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Victorian Body Parts

Saturday 14th September 2013

Barts Pathology Museum

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)

13.00-13.45         Lunch

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)

15.00-15.15         Break

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 19th-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)

16.30-16.45         Break

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)

A pdf version can be downloaded here: Victorian Body Parts Programme

 

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