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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Thinking with Feeling Workshop

7th February 2009, 10:30 to 18:00, Lecture Room 20, Pemberton Building, Palace Green

Mind in History and Trauma, Memory and Disordered Affect


10.30-11.00 Registration and Welcome - Matthew Ratcliffe (Durham University)

11.00-11.45 Mind, Body and Affect in English Medieval Literature - Corinne Saunders (Durham University)

11.45-12.30 Mechanising Thought in the Seventeenth Century - Jonathan Sawday (University of Strathclyde)

13.30-14.15 In Two Minds: The Examples of Johnson and Boswell - Allan Ingram (University of Northumbria)

14.15-15.00 Thinking about the Feelings of Others - Alan Palmer (Author and independent scholar)

15.00-15.30 Refreshments

15.30-16.15 Trauma and Psychosis - Richard Bentall (University of Bangor)

16.15-17.00 Feeling Nothing: Paradoxes of the Trauma Subject Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck College, University of London)

17.00-18.00 Round Table and Audience Discussion

All are welcome and registration is free. Due to high interest in the previous workshop, please register in advance with Professor Patricia Waugh, Department of English Studies (

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