Pain and its Meanings’ – Catch up with the event

‘Pain and its Meanings’ was a two-day symposium held by the Birkbeck Pain Project in collaboration with Wellcome Collection on 7-8 December 2012.

Through poetry, film, music, talks and discussion we set out to explore how and why people give meaning to pain.

Watch a short film of the event here or on YouTube here

Listen to podcasts of readings and talks from Gillian Bendelow, Joanna Bourke, Tom Shakespeare, Jo Shapcott, Marina Warner and Joanna Zakrzewska here

Read the booklet including the poem ‘P’ by Jo Shapcott, an interview with artist Deborah Padfied and the libretto of Daniel Eisner Harle’s play to music here

Engage with new thinking through eight new essays on pain in 19. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century – an open access, peer-reviewed journal, available here

The Birkbeck Pain Project funded by the Wellcome Trust


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