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Archives of Shame in the English-Speaking World

Second edition of the Shame Network project on “The Cultural Politics of Shame in the English- Speaking World” International Conference hosted by CREW & PRISMES research centers at Sorbonne Nouvelle University

3-4 December 2021

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  • Vénus Noire. Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France
    by Robin Mitchell University of Georgia Press 2020. Please find the podcast in this exernal link: here [NB : links are available in full posts only.]
  • Shame as a Visual and Textual Counter-Discourse to the 1960s’ “Liberation” in Mainstream American Fashion Magazines
    Author: Alice Morin (Phillips-Universität Marburg/CREW, Sorbonne Nouvelle) This paper is concerned with mainstream fashion magazines’ ambivalent discourses on femininity, and how they have acted (and still act, to a certain extent) to exert shame on women, womanly behaviors, and their bodies. These visual and textual discourses, in dialogue and sometimes in conflict between themselves, offer a counterpoint to their repositioning...
  • The Politics of Shame in Artivism: The double-edged sword of recent artistic interventions on the migrant ‘crisis’.
    Author: Bénédicte MIYAMOTO – Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Introduction OpenDemocracy declared that “2016 will be remembered as the EU’s year of shame”i for its handling of the so-called migration ‘crisis’. Public shaming stipulates that any experience of shame is a consequence – and a proof – of guilt. Using shaming as a strategy for protest art, holding up a mirror to...
  • Bibliography
    Shame – An incremental, collaborative bibliography Theory Adamson, Joseph and Hilary Clark (eds). Scenes of Shame: Psychoanalysis, Shame, and Writing. State University of New York Press,1999. Agamben, Giorgio. “Idée de la honte”, in Idée de la prose (1988). Christian Bourgeois, 2007. Ahmed, Sara. The Cultural Politics of Emotion. Edinburgh University Press, 2004 (ch. 5). Attwell, David, Annalisa Pes & Susanna...
  • ‘For the world to look at’: On colonial shaming
    Author: David Lloyd (University of California, Riverside) NB: Draft only—not for further circulation or citation I The chilly Irish house I grew up in was quite ineffectively warmed by electric heaters distributed in various rooms. Over the child huddling close to them to absorb as much warmth as possible, they exerted a peculiar fascination. These heaters consisted of a curved...
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