Interiors Spring School

Newcastle University





Introduction: Bodies, Books, Spaces

Wednesday, 20th May


13.00-13.45  Registration & Lunch


13.45-14.00  Welcome


14.00-15.00  Reading Discussion Group I (Student-Led)


15.00-16.00  Seminar

“Text-Mood-Affect” – Dr Carolyn Pedwell (Kent)


16.00-16.30  Refreshments


16.30-17.30  Keynote Address

“Border Protection: Inside and Outside Defended Spaces of the Neoliberal World Order” – Professor Raewyn Connell (Sydney)

Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building

A Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute Public Lecture


17.30-18.30  Drinks & Canapés





Thursday, 21st May


9.00–10.15   Seminar

“Reading the Maternal Imagination in the Seventeenth Century” –

Dr Ruth Connolly (Newcastle)


10.15-10.45  Refreshments


10.45-12.00  Seminar

“Models of Menstruation in the Eighteenth & Nineteenth Centuries” – Dr Andrew Shail (Newcastle)


12.00-12.45  Lunch


12.45-14.00  Seminar

“The Early Twentieth-Century Orgasm” – Dr Stacy Gillis (Newcastle)


14.00-14.30  Refreshments


14.30-16.00  Seminar

“Peeling off the Skin: Transsexual Women’s Embodiment in Gender, Medicine and Politics” – Professor Raewyn Connell (Sydney)


16.00-16.30  Break (& Make Own Way to Literary & Philosophical Society)


16.30-18.00  The Found Object: Notes from the Archives

                   The Literary & Philosophical Society

                   Panel Discussion


18.00-19.00  Drinks Reception

                   The Literary & Philosophical Society





Friday, 22nd May


9.30-10.45    Seminar

“Embodied Books from Codex to Kindle”  –  Dr Stephen Kelly (Queen’s University Belfast)


10.45-11.15  Refreshments


11.15-12.45  Seminar

“Looking at Books” –Dr Helen Smith (York)


12.45-13.30  Lunch


13.30-14.30  Reading Discussion Group II (Student-Led)


14.30-15.00  Refreshments


15.00-16.15  Seminar

“In the Book, in the Body, in the Home: Jane Loraine’s Recipe Book, 1684-6” – Professor Kate Chedgzoy (Newcastle) and Catherine Alexander (Newcastle)


Free Evening





Saturday, 23rd May


9.00-10.15    Seminar

“The Hotel in Literature, 1890-1939” –         Dr Emma Short (Newcastle)


10.15-10.45  Refreshments


10.45-12.15  Seminar

                   “Sexing the Smart Home” – Professor Sarah Kember (Goldsmiths)


12.15-13.00  Lunch


13.00-14.15  Seminar

                    “Reading the Asylum Interior” – Dr Jane Hamlett (Royal Holloway)


14.30-18.30  Research & Discussion Trip to Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives


18.30-21.00  Wine Reception & Buffet Dinner


Close of Spring School