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Materialities of Shame in the English – Speaking World: Bodies, Artworks and Objects

du 1 décembre 2023 au 2 décembre 2023 CREW / PRISMES Sorbonne Nouvelle Scientific Committee: Emmanuelle Avril (Sorbonne Nouvelle, CREW), Laurence Cossu-Beaumont (Sorbonne Nouvelle, CREW), Claire Davison (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Prismes), Hélène Le Dantec-Lowry (Sorbonne Nouvelle, CREW), David Lloyd (University of California Riverside), Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Prismes), Fabrice Mourlon (Sorbonne Nouvelle, CREW), Bénédicte Myamoto (Sorbonne Nouvelle, CREW), Alexandra Poulain (Sorbonne...

Addressing Collective Shame: Poetic Justice and the Mother and Baby Homes

Author: Virginie Trachsler ‘Wash in this way and rid your hands of Mother, Baby, Home’. This is the final line of Annemarie Ní Churreáin’s poem ‘Six Ways To Wash Your Hands (Ayliffe, 1978)’, addressed to the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation. The publication of the Commission’s report in January 2021 and the following discussions around its shortcomings could...

Archives of shame in Shakespeare’s drama

Author: Elisabeth Szanto Archives are “collections preserved permanently because of the enduring value of the information[…] and for the use of others than those who originally created them”1. The etymology of “archive” stems from the Latin archiva, “written records,” and from the place where they are kept, from the Greek ta arkheia “public records”.2 In ancient Greece, official documents were...

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...

Shame in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus: the ‘Ravenous Tiger’ versus the ‘Dainty Doe’

Author: Elisabeth Szanto, Sorbonne Nouvelle, PRISMES EA 4398 Project: “The Cultural Politics of Shame in the English-Speaking World”. ROUND TABLE 2 – “Shame and Gender in Early Modern England”. NB: For a summary of Shakespeare’s play, see below Aristotle defined shame (aidos) as “a kind of pain, or uneasiness in respect of misdeeds, past or present, or future, which seem...

Language Shame: The Invisible Emotion?

Author: Dominique Galmiche, University of Nottingham Introduction A variety of studies have shown that a number of emotions can be used to promote higher levels of engagement and motivation on the part of the language learner in the educational context, while some others can act as deterrents (Dewaele, 2011; Dörnyei, 2005, 2009; Gregersen & Horwitz, 2002; MacIntyre, 2002). Research on...

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