Storytelling & the Body
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project

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

Monday 15th July 2019

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and Opening Words: Seán Moran, Event Leader

09:30 – 10:30 Workshop 1: Responsibilities and Obligations: Understanding Mitákuye Oyásʼiŋ
Clementine Bordeaux & Mary Bordeaux

10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee

11:00 – 13:00 Session 1A: Storytelling (Post)Human and Marked Bodies
Chair: Seán Moran

Gothicizing Apotemnophilia: Live Burial, Secret Desire, and the Uncanny Body of the Amputee Wannabe
Becky McLaughlin

“When does the person become the body?”: Posthuman Bodies in Don DeLillo’s Zero K (2016)
Adéle Nel

Betwixt Bodies: Reflections on the Art of Jai Chuhan
Graeme Gilloch

Tattoo Narratives Behind Bars
Timea Barabas

Session 1B: The Examining and Fashioning the Body
Chair: Keren Lloyd Bright

Performing History in the Trinidad Carnival: Breaking Barriers and (Re)telling History Across Post-Colonial Borders
Anjuliet Woodruffe and Joanne Briggs

Body of the Story: Revelations in Class and Gender Encountered in Character Clothing
Kovida Mehra and Vinita Sinha

The Scarred Body of the Text: Storytelling and Experiment in Bhanu Kapil’s Work
Flore Chevaillier

The Body as a Learning Tool: Consent, and Sensitive Examinations Performed by Medical Students
Phillipa J. Malpas

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 2: Sex and the Body on the Screen
Chair: Lisa L. Ortiz

thank you, next (video): Navigating Porn Consumption in Intimate Relationships
Alisha Fisher

Bodies Under Water: Interspecies Communication and Ethical Living-Together in Jean Painlevé’s Cinematic Storytelling
Franziska Strack

Performing the Body/Myself On Screen – Daniel Monks’ Marrow (2015) and Pulse (2017)
Kerreen Ely-Harper

15:30 – 15:45 Tea/Coffee

15:45 – 17:15 Session 3: Storytelling Bodies that “Don’t Fit”
Chair: Sarah Revilla Sanchez

The Adolescent Body in Quality Television Crime Dramas: Strong Female Characters and the Fetishism of Violence Against Young Women
Peggy Tally

Adolescent Bodies in Young Adult Poetry: Cognitive Dissonance and Conscious Episodic Memory
Donna Mahar

Narrating the Monstrous Body: Monstrous Femininity and Subversive Storytelling in Elif Shafak’s The Gaze (2006)
Mine Sevinc

17:15 – 17:30 Cross Panel Issues, End of Opening Day Consolidation

17:30 Wine and Drinks Reception


Tuesday 16th July 2019

09:00 – 09:45 Performance: MY EYES ADORE YOU: You Are Beautiful To Me
Sunita S. Mukhi

09:45 – 10:30 Interactive Installation 1: (In)visiable Women: Making More Visible the Woman in the Body through Audio-stories
Sushila Chowdhry and Maya Chowdhry

**this session requires interested participants to sign up for specified time slots

10:30 – 10:45 Tea/Coffee

10:45 – 12:40 Session 4A: Writing the Body and Identity
Chair: Anna Furse

Intimate Witnesses: Writing Lives and Bodies at the Limits of Existence
Margaret Gibson

Body Memoir: Remembering Familial Past with Storytelling
Anh Hua

The Body as Pure Character: Materializing Identity to Convey Purpose
Tyler Noah

Ailments, Angst, and Ageing in Kingsley Amis’ Ending Up
Zeynep Z. Atayurt-Fenge

Session 4B: Storytelling Real Selves
Chair: Gigi McNamara

Sharing Selves: How Intimacy Moves Selves From “I” to “Us” to “We”
Karen V. Fernandez

Breaking the Social Pressure of Infinite Maternal Love
Marcin Filipowicz

Telling the Story of the Theatre of our Bodies
Anna Furse

Figure Study in Light by Paul Holmes
Paul Holmes

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 5: Storytelling the Body in Popular Culture
Chair: Donna Mahar

The Celebrity Body as Site for Empowered Consumerism: A Textual Analysis of Kylie Cosmetics
Gigi McNamara

Tango Stories: Narrating Body Pre-Industrial to Post-Internet
Ro Lawrence

Protest Imitating Art: The Handmaid’s Tale
Lisa L. Ortiz

15:30 – 15:45 Tea/Coffee

15:45 – 17:45 Session 6: Storytelling Othered Bodies
Chair: Susan Di Raimo

The Body as a Project and Storyteller of the Embodied Self
Alicia Ettlin

Storytelling, the Body Female and the Body Politic: Cultural Property and National Identity
Keren Lloyd Bright

Too Too Solid Flesh: Queerly embodied reflections on Early Modern and contemporary corporeality and self-fashioning
Ellan Parry

The Geographies of Heteronormativity: The Source of Symbolic Homophobic Violence at a South African University
Anthony Brown

17:45 – 18:00 Cross Panel Issues, Day 2 Consolidation

18:00 – 18:15 Project Development, Closing Thoughts and Goodbyes