Making a Scene:
Networks of Intimacy
A half-day afternoon symposium to meet, discuss your own research and
make connections with others interested in intimacy, its practices,
representation and theorisation. This event aims to be cross-disciplinary,
informal, and centred around the potential to foster collaborations and
knowledge-sharing across different fields, disciplines and institutions.
Scenes of Intimacy
This may include those who are researching: sex; intimate relationalities;
the couple; non-normative living; genres of intimacy; literary intimacy;
conceptualisations of kinship and community; the politics of intimacy;
emotions and affect; intimate professions; intimacy and film; censorship;
pornography; violence and intimacy; illness and death; the intimate and the
impersonal; psychoanalysis; philosophies of intimacy.
Participants are invited to address the symposium with a ten minute
description of their research and/or field.
At the end of the day, 6-7 pm, there will be a book launch for the recent collection of
essays, Scenes of Intimacy: Reading, Writing and Theorizing Contemporary Literature.
Friday 19th July, 2013, 1.30 pm – 7 pm
The Institute for Psychoanalysis,
Maida Vale, London.
Advance registration is essential.
Price: £7.50, payable on the day.
Includes afternoon tea/coffee & biscuits & wine at the
To register or for more information, please contact:
Dr Jennifer Cooke, Lecturer in English,
Department of English and Drama,
If you wish to give a paper/talk then please provide a 150
word max. description of your field and research/work
and a 50 word max. biography.