Added program details: ‘The day will include a performance work-in-progress by Jonathan Heron.’ Visit the Symposium website for details.
This event, run under the aegis of the AHRC Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind project, will explore experiences of ageing and dementia from a number of perspectives–medical, literary, philosophical, literary, and performative–thinking in particular about the embodied experience of old age and dementia, the perceived assault on identity and selfhood that ageing can entail, and the ways in which literature, philosophy and the experiential knowledge offered in and through performance might help counter the conceptual ‘black hole’ (Gilleard and Higgs 2010) that can seem to surround advanced old age.
- Lucy Burke (Manchester Metropolitan University)
- Jonathan Cole (NHS, Bournemouth University)
- Anna Harpin (University of Warwick)
- Nicholas Johnson (Trinity College Dublin)
- Bridie Moore (University of Sheffield)
- Helen Small (University of Oxford)
- Kathleen Woodward (University of Washington)
- Hannah Zeilig (University of the Arts, London)
Friday March 18th 2016, Milburn House, University of Warwick, 10am-5pm