Melancholia: Seminar in the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Dublin, Ireland

Friday 7-Saturday 8 November 2014
National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, Ireland
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 Dr Caroline Bainbridge (University of Roehampton), Dr Bice Benvenuto (Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London), Ms Cecily Brennan (visual artist, Dublin), Dr Olga Cox Cameron (APPI, IFPP and St Vincent’s University Hospital), Dr Amanda Coogan (performance artist, Dublin), Ms Ann-Marie Delaney (visual artist, Dublin), Professor Judy Gammelgaard (Danish Psychoanalytic Society and University of Copenhagen), Dr Noreen Giffney (IFPP, IIPP and UCD), Dr Tina Kinsella (NCAD, TCD, UCD, Crawford College of Art in Cork and visual artist), Ms Lisa Moran (IMMA and NCAD), Dr Anne Mulhall (UCD), Ms Ann Murphy (IFPP, TCD and visual artist), Ms Isabel Nolan (visual artist, Dublin), Ms Frances O’Dwyer (visual artist, Dublin), Mrs Mary Pyle (IIPP, IFPP and TCD), Dr Emma Radley (UCD), Dr Medb Ruane (APPI), Dr Moynagh Sullivan (NUIM), Ms Marie Walshe (APPI) and Dr Eve Watson (APPI and Independent College Dublin).
This event is funded by the UCD Humanities Institute, and sponsored by the Institute and the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IIPP), the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP), the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI), and the UCD Centre for Gender, Culture & Identities.
13 CPD points have been awarded by the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy for clinical practitioners attending.
This event is organised by Dr Noreen Giffney (IFPP, IIPP, UCD), Dr Tina Kinsella (NCAD, TCD, UCD, Crawford College of Art in Cork), Dr Anne Mulhall (UCD), Dr Emma Radley (UCD) and Dr Eve Watson (APPI, Independent College Dublin). To contact the organisers:
Details of how to register are available in the attached handout. In order to register, delegates need to confirm that they are available to attend all day on both days. Registration Fees: Full fee (waged): €60; Reduced fee (student/ clinical trainee/ unwaged): €30. The registration fee includes tea and coffee breaks and lunches on both days.
Places are limited so early registration is advised. Please see the PDF document for more details.

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