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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Thinking with Feeling Workshop Three: Emotion - Expression, Narrative, Performance


The third and final workshop in the Thinking with Feeling series took place on Saturday March 21st in the Pemberton lecture Theatre, Palace Green, Durham. The theme for this workshop was "Emotion: Expression, Narrative, Performance."


  • 10.15-10.30 Registration and Welcome
  • 10.30-11.15 "Fiction and Emotional Expression: Empathy and the Transformation of the Self." Keith Oatley (University of Toronto) 
  • 11.15-12.00 "Narrative, Self-Expression and Self-Constitution." Dan Hutto, (University of Hertfordshire)
  • 12.00-12.15 Coffee break
  • 12.15-13.00 "Literature, Language Pathology and Affect: Samuel Beckett and Tourette's." Ulrika Maude (Durham University)
  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-14.45 "The wresting of the mind from what we merely are" (Adorno): affective irony and anti-sentimentalism in modern fiction." Patricia Waugh (Durham University)
  • 14.45-15.30 "Childhood and the Construction of the Self in Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go." Anne Whitehead (University of Newcastle)
  • 15.30-16.00 Tea
  • 16.00-16.45 "Of Time, Cats and Feeling in Common." Nicholas Ridout (Queen Mary College, University of London)
  • 16.45-17.30 "Performing Poems: Dwelling in the Feelings, Dwelling in the Words." David Fuller (University of Durham)