[Update] Abstract Deadlines Extended

  • Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, Liverpool,1-3 July 2015. Second call for abstracts. New deadline: 30 March 2015.
  • Impassioned Britain: Familial and Divine Depictions of Feeling (1707 – 1907), Liverpool,15-17 July 2015, Second call for abstracts. New deadline: 15 March 2015.

For more information, abstract submission, and new deadlines, refer to the CFP link on this website: http://melancholyandpain.liv.ac.uk/?page_id=394


Grief. Language. Art.

8-10 July 2014, University of Liverpool


Confirmed Speakers:

 Dr David Bolt (Liverpool Hope University)

Professor Clara Mucci (Università degli Studi G. d’Annunzio Chieti-Pescara)

Dr Julie-Marie Strange (University of Manchester)

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 April 2014

Conference CFP: CFP G.L.A.


Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies: Genealogy, Geography, Pathogeny

 9-11 July 2013, University of Liverpool

Embodiments directors at the University of Liverpool invite you to Merseyside/England, for our 3rd international conference Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies (9-11 July 2013).

Our 2013 Embodiments international conference explores the themes of melancholy and pain, reading through different types of narratives on emotional and physical pain in dialogue with cross-disciplinary studies of melancholia in Europe and throughout the wider world. The event concerns itself with the melancholy-pain gap across geographies, genealogies, and time, conceptual portrayals of pain and melancholy in the media, varieties of genres and approaches, as well as cross-genre and cross-cultural communications of these terms and concepts. Last year, our Arts-Science conference Paranoia and Pain saw magnificent presentations from around the world. Building on the success of that inaugural event in Embodiments Research Group, we are working through journal and book chapters to be published during 2013-14.



Professor Paul Baines, School of English (Liverpool)

Professor John Downes, School of Psychology (Liverpool)

Dr Nick Davis, School of English (Liverpool)

3rd Conf.