An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project

Monday 15th July 2019 – Tuesday 16th July 2019
Verona, Italy


Monday 15th July

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Opening Words: Teresa Cutler-Broyles, Event Leader

09:15 – 10:45 Session 1: Violence and Nation / The Goal of Violence
Chair: Teresa Cutler-Broyles

Gentlemen go to War: British Middle-Class Experience in the Great War
Saija Annika Poysa

Mission Before Self and Unlimited Liability: How Military Culture Fosters Violence
Monica Hinton

Violent Behavior is Not Simply a Type of Pragmatic Behaviour
Ciprian Jeler

10:45 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Session 2: Institutional and Gender Based Violence
Chair: Diana Medlicott

Innocent Perpetrators or Victims: Understanding School-Related Gender-Based Violence among Primary School Children in Uganda
Richard Balikoowa

The Origins of Institutional Violence
Tim Bakken

Sex-Selective Abortions: A Heinous Form of Gendercide
Madhurima Verma

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

13:45 – 15:30 Session 3: Violence and / in Literature & Film
Chair: Paul Marinescu

What Happened to Koozoo?: A Children’s Book about Vulnerability
Tamar Ascher Shai

“I’m sure that, in time, her death will be a mystery even to me.”: A Window into the Mind of the Male Perpetrator in Stephen King’s Secret Window, Secret Garden
Violet Rose

Gratuitous Violence in the Crucifixion: The Gospels, Western Art, and Cinema
Dan Fredrick

Treatment of Egyptian Drama to Child Abuse
Jailan Sharaf

15:30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee

16:00 – 17:45 Session 4: Justifying Violence?
Chair: Saija Annika Poysa

Violence and Social Networking: A Phenomenological Investigation
Catalina Condruz

Could Culture, Religion and Tradition Justify Violence and Discrimination?
Francesca Braga

Confessions of a Convicted Sexual Offender: Exploring Guilt and Remorse
Bibinaz Thokom

Violence: A Proposal for a New Paradigm
Jean-Luc Tinland

17:45 – 18:00 Cross Panel Issues, End of Opening Day Consolidation

18:00 Wine and Drinks Reception


Tuesday 16th July, 2019

09:00 – 10:30 Session 5: Violence in Literature, Film & Language
Chair: Ravi Preethi

The Bard’s Bad Boys: Shakespeare and the ‘Anti-Villain’
Ruby Tuesday

Dismantling Silence: Violence, Language and Trauma
Paul Marinescu

Memory and Space: Film as a Vehicle to Re-Define and Re-Imagine a Violent Past
Tanja Sakota

10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Session 6: Torture Panel 1
Chair: Ciprian Jeler

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Border Patrol, and the American Tradition of Torture
W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Bloodletting: State Violence and Secrecy in the Guantanamo Military Commissions
Mary Spears

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 7: Torture Panel 2
Chair: Tim Bakken

A Study of Refugee Crisis: Tribulation and Torture in Alan Gratz’s novel Refugees
Ravi Preethi / Mayilsamy Jayamala

Inflicted Suffering by the State: The Case of Children in Prison
Diana Medlicott

15:30 – 15:45 Tea/Coffee

15:45 – 17:30 Session 8: Shaping Violence / Challenging Norms
Chair: Teresa Cutler-Broyles

Mind the Gap: Social Mechanisms and Language in Israel that Foster Violence (workshop)
Nilly Venezia

true TRUE CRIME crime: The Attraction, Fetishism and Ethics of True Crime Stories: Entertainment for an Audience Safe at Home (performance)
Brian Joyce / Carolyn McKay

17:30 – 17:45 Discussion and Day 2 Consolidation

17:45 – 18:00 Project Development, Closing Thoughts and Goodbyes