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QB 2014


Queer Bodies – 2014

Final Programme

10:00 – 17:00, 29th July 2014


Main Building, Room 355


Birkbeck, University of London


Directions can be found at the web site below.


The main entrance is in Torrrington Square.





Chair for all panels – Chris Mounsey


10:00 – 10:15 – Introduction/coffee


10:15 – 11:45 – Session 1


Clare Walker-Gore – Cambridge University.


Magnificent Compensation: Disability and Queer Desire in


Lucas Malet’s The History of Sir Richard Calmady.




Stan Booth – University of Winchester.


The Personal Experience of Treatment: How Care Differed.




Charlotte Purkiss – University of Winchester.


From the trenches to the tightrope: confronting the challenges of Velona Pilcher’s bodily visions.


11:45 – 13:15 – Lunch


13:15 -14:45 – Session 2


Simon Jarrett – Birkbeck,

University of London.


‘Short, fat, deformed, squinting and weak in her understanding’: changing ‘common sense’ ideas of the idiot body in 18th and 19th centuries.


Janet Ravenscroft – Queen Mary, University of London.


Size isn’t everything: The Curious Case of the Hapsburgs


and their Dwarfs.




Sian Bride – University of Winchester.


Lesbians and Tattoos- Cesare Lombroso


and the Deviant Female Body.


14:45 – 15:00 – Coffee


15:00 – 16:30 session 3


Jed Wentz – University of Leiden


Performing Gilbert Austin’s Chironomia.




Chris Mounsey – University of Winchester


“Anything [Doesn’t] Goes in Popular Fiction”:


The Body of Justice and Peter Temple’s Jack Irish novels




Bee Scherer – Canterbury Christ Church University.


‘Crossings and Dwellings: Being Behind Transphobia’.


16:45 – 1700 – Closing remarks


17:00 – End of



Optional – Pay as you go Dinner at Carluccio’s


in the Brunswick Centre a few Streets away.