07 Nov 2014 08:00 : Melancholia

Friday 7-Saturday 8 November 2014
National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7
This two-day international, multidisciplinary seminar explores the topic of ‘melancholia’ from clinical, theoretical, film studies, and visual arts practice and curatorship perspectives. What does this term mean and how is it understood, worked with and represented in different contexts? We will be looking at how meanings for the term have developed over time and how contemporary understandings of ‘depression’, the ‘sublime’ and ‘affect’ have been used to think about experiences of melancholia. The programme includes a film screening, an art installation screening, an art performance, as well as a range of talks, responses and discussions with speakers specialising in the areas of clinical psychoanalysis/psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychology, visual arts practice and curatorship, and academic research fields, such as literary theory and criticism, philosophy, film studies, history, gender and sexuality studies, and art history and visual culture. The emphasis will be on discussion. 
Invited participants include Caroline Bainbridge (University of Roehampton), Bice Benvenuto (Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London), Cecily Brennan (visual artist, Dublin), Olga Cox Cameron (APPI, IFPP and St Vincent’s University Hospital), Amanda Coogan (performance artist, Dublin), Ann-Marie Delaney (visual artist, Dublin), Judy Gammelgaard (Danish Psychoanalytic Society and University of Copenhagen), Noreen Giffney (IFPP, IIPP and UCD), Tina Kinsella (visual artist and NCAD), Lisa Moran (IMMA and NCAD), Anne Mulhall (UCD), Ann Murphy (IFPP, TCD and visual artist), Isabel Nolan (visual artist, Dublin), Frances O’Dwyer (visual artist, Dublin), Mary Pyle (IIPP, IFPP and TCD), Emma Radley (UCD), Medb Ruane (APPI), Moynagh Sullivan (NUIM), Marie Walshe (APPI) and Eve Watson (APPI and Independent College Dublin).
This event is sponsored by  the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IIPP), the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP),

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