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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work

Thursday 13 June 2019, 9.00AM to 5.30pm

DaCNet invites you to join us at our annual one-day symposium. This event, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work, offers academics and interested parties to discuss the varied nature of corpse-interaction in both contemporary and historical society.

The papers, in alphabetical order, include:

  • Katherine Crouch (Independent Researcher), Museums and mortality: displaying the archaeology of death
  • Catherine Edwards (University of York) Call for the dead: collecting dispatches from the dispatched in Smiley’s People
  • Nicky Gardiner (University of Huddersfield), Being dead: decomposition, new materialism and the forensic poetry of Jim Crace
  • Kristin Gupta (Rice University), The messy ontologies of dying at the end of the world
  • Agi Haines and Bea Haines (Independant Artists), The Material Body
  • Matthew Hart (University of Leicester), Stream of the living dead: the reanimation of Bob Ross on and the zombification of digitally-mediated neo-tribes
  • Polina Ignatova (Lancaster University), Medieval death in a modern setting: how horror films adapt legends about restless corpses
  • Cat Irving (Surgeons’ Hall Museums, Edinburgh), Skeletons in the closet: the value of human remains in a museum
  • Maggie Jackson (Teeside University), Death in the ‘Undead Pets’ series: smelly, full of gore and the odd lesson in loss and death
  • David Kerekes (Headpress Books), The mail order gaze: a cultural history of the custom erotic death film
  • Nathan Lents (The City University of New York), Machine learning meets the postmortem microbiome
  • Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani (University of York), Pixelating the corpse: Thomas Hirschhorn’s Self-Pixel (2016)
  • Daniel Robins (University of York), The discarding of dead ‘waste’
  • Kelly Richards D’Arcy Reed (University of York), The anatomical superwoman
  • Jon Shute (University of Manchester), Corpsework in the context of mass violence
  • Katie Taylor (Oxford Brookes University), Fabric, clothing and mass graves
  • Jennifer Wallis (Imperial College London), The infant corpse as experimental and emotional body in the nineteenth century
  • Sandy Weatherburn (University of Winchester), Tsunami memorials

Download the abstract booklet: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work abstract book (PDF , 4,320kb)

This event is free to attend. Please reserve your ticket here

Location: The Lakehouse, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York

Admission: Free, booking required