A two-day international, multidisciplinary seminar exploring the topic of ‘melancholia’ from clinical, theoretical, film studies, and visual arts practice and curatorship perspectives.
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 November 2014.
Location: The National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7, Ireland.
Registration Fees: €60 / €30 (student / clinical trainee / unwaged).
This two-day international, multidisciplinary seminar taking place on Friday–Saturday, November 7–8, 2014 at the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin will explore the topic of ‘melancholia’ from clinical, theoretical, film studies, and visual arts practice and curatorship perspectives. The programme includes a film screening (Melancholia – Lars von Trier), 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, in particular exploring how contemporary notions of ‘depression’, the ‘sublime’ and ‘affect’ have been used to think about experiences of melancholia.
This event is organised by Dr Noreen Giffney, Dr Tina Kinsella, Dr Anne Mulhall, Dr Emma Radley and Dr Eve Watson.
The organisers can be contacted via email: email@example.com