PROGRAMME

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 2 JULY

9:30- 10:00 REGISTRATION

10:00-10:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Professor Jacek Mydla(Director of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia)

Professor Michael Gratzke (Head of Love Research Network)

Ania Malinowska, Karolina Lebek

10:30-12:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS                                                                                         

  • Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More, and Less, Than Human (Professor DOMINIC PETTMAN, The New School for Social Research, New York)

12:00-12:15 COFFEE BREAK

12:15-13:15

SESSION 1: LOVE, MATERIALITY AND THE NON-HUMAN

  • Animal, Agency, Affection: A Reading of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Blackie in Antarctica’ and ‘Mourning for Cats’ (ZUZANNA SZATANIK, University of Silesia, Poland)
  • From Technophobic Foreplay to the Dematerialised /Ideal/ (DOMINIKA PIECZKA, Silesian University of Technology, Poland)

13:15-14:00 LUNCH                      

14:00-15:30 SESSION 2: OBJECT, AFFECT, AFFECTION 

  • The Psychoanalytic Concept of the Capacity to Love: How Real Objects Shape Our Inner World (NESTOR D. KAPUSTA, Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Love Migrants and Love Objects (YVONNE SALT, University of Sussex, UK)
  • Exploring Female Affectionate Fetishism: Mary Kelly’s Post-Partum Document (1973–79) and the Material Narrative of Love (JUSTYNA WIERZCHOWSKA, Warsaw University, Poland)

15:30-15:40 COFFEE BREAK                                                                   

15:40-16:40  SESSION 3 :THE AFFECTIVE AND THE MATERIAL

  • ‘In and Out of Love’. Damien Hirst’s Affective Materialization of the Concept of Love (JUSTYNA STĘPIEŃ, Szczecin University, Poland)
  • Hans Bellmer’s Dolls: The Physical Unconscious and the Question of Reality (SŁAWOMIR MASŁOŃ, University of Silesia, Poland)

16:40-16:50 COFFEE BREAK

16:50-18:20 SESSION 4: CONSTRUCTING INTIMACY: PAST AND TODAY

  • Love on a stick: The role of runic twigs in constructing and maintaining relationships in Medieval Scandinavia (KIMBERLEY-JOY KNIGHT, University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Substituting Bodies – Mediation of Love and Eroticism in the Love Letter and New Media (CAMILLA SKOVBJERG PALDAM, Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Depicting Intimacy: The Digital Materiality of Love (JENNY JANSDOTTER and ANDRÉ JANSSON, Karlstad University, Sweden)

19:00 CONFERENCE DINNER

FRIDAY 3 JULY

10:00-11:20 SESSION 5: AFTER MATERIALISM

  • Love After Materialism, dir. John G. Hampton (JOHN G. HAMPTON, Artistic Director of Trinity Square Video, Canada)

/Movie screening, presentation and discussion/

11:20-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30-13:00 SESSION 6: (NON)MATERIALS OF LOVE

  • The Chances of Love’s Return in a World of Vanishing Materiality (JACEK MYDLA, University of Silesia, Poland)
  • (Dis) Affectionate Fetishism – Possessive Love in ‘Othello’ (ADRIAN HOWE, Griffith University, Australia)
  • Is There Anything Beyond Emotional Capitalism? Materialities of Love in Works by Thomas Melle and Leif Randt  (MICHAEL GRATZKE, University of Hull, UK)

13:00-14:00 LUNCH

14:00-15:00 SESSION 7: THE CULTURE OF LOVE PHYSIOLOGY

  • It’s a Body Thing. Language, Pain and Encultured Loving (MICHÈLE COOKE, University of Vienna, Austria)
  • The Science of Love: Reflections About a Physiology of Loving Discourse in Brazilian Media (IEDA TUCHERMAN and NAYARA BARRETO, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

15:00-15:10 REFRESHMENT BREAK

15:10-16:10 SESSION 8: AUTOREPRESENTATION AND THE RIGHT TO LOVE

  • ‘Love is…’  Here and Now with Digital Stories (BURCU ŞIMŞEK and BURCU ŞENEL, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)
  • Online Presentation of Gendered Selves among Young Egyptian Females (SENNI JYRKIÄINEN, University of Helsinki, Finland)

16:10-16:20 COFFEE BREAK

16:20-17:20 SESSION 9: NEGOTIATING THE CONVENTIONS OF LOVE

  • Embodied Soulmarks and Social Expectations: The Materialization of Romantic Anticipation and Disappointment in Soulmate AU Fanfiction (KINGA KOWALSKA, Independent Scholar)
  • The Materiality of Love: Brushing (MICHELLE ELMITT, University of Canberra, Australia)

17:20-17:30 REFRESHMENT BREAK

17:30-18:00 SESSION 10 CLOSING REMARKS

 

 

 

 

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