Melancholia

Friday 7 - Saturday 8 November 2014

National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

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: info.melancholia2014@gmail.com

In order to register, delegates need to fill out the Melancholia Registration Form. 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. 

You can download a copy of the Handout for the Melancholia Seminar by clicking on the link.

SCHEDULE

Friday 7 November 2014

9.00 am - 9.30 am Registration (including tea & coffee)

Room: Palatine Room

9.30 am-10.00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks

Room: Palatine Room

10.00 am-11.30 am SESSION 1 - WHAT IS MELANCHOLIA?

Room: Palatine Room

Panel: Olga Cox Cameron, Isabel Nolan, Mary Pyle, Moynagh Sullivan

Chair: Noreen Giffney

11.30 am - 11.45 am REST BREAK

11.45 am - 2.00 pm SESSION 2 - SCREENING OF MELANCHOLIA, dir. Lars von Trier

Room: Audio Visual Theatre

2.00 pm-3.00 pm LUNCH

Room: Palatine Room

3.00 pm - 4.30 pm SESSION 3 - RESPONSES TO MELANCHOLIA

Room: Audio Visual Theatre

Panel: Caroline Bainbridge, Bice Benvenuto, Judy Gammelgaard

Chair: Anne Mulhall

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm TEA & COFFEE BREAK

Room: Palatine Room

5.00 pm - 5.45 pm SESSION 3 - DISCUSSION OF MELANCHOLIA

Room: Palatine Room

Chair: Anne Mulhall

Saturday 8 November 2014

Tea & coffee will be available from 9.15 am in the Palatine Room

10.00 am - 10.15 am SESSION 4 - SCREENING OF CECILY BRENNAN’S MELANCHOLIA

Room: Audio Visual Theatre

10.15 am - 12.00 pm SESSION 4 - RESPONSES TO MELANCHOLIA

Room: Palatine Room

Panel: Cecily Brennan, Lisa Moran, Ann Murphy, Emma Radley, Medb Ruane, Marie Walshe

Chair: Tina Kinsella

12.00 pm - 12.15 pm SET UP FOR LUNCH (The Palatine Room will be unavailable)

12.15 pm - 1.15 pm LUNCH

Room: Palatine Room

1.15 pm - 1.30 pm SET UP FOR ART PERFORMANCE BY AMANDA COOGAN

Room: Palatine Room

1.30 pm - 3.30 pm SESSION 5 - ART PERFORMANCE BY AMANDA COOGAN

Room: Palatine Room

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm TEA & COFFEE BREAK

Room: Ante Room (downstairs beside the café)

4.00 pm - 5.00 pm SESSION 6 - OPEN DISCUSSION 

Room: Palatine Room

Chair: Eve Watson

Art Installation: 'What is solid I do not know' by Ann-Marie Delaney and Frances O’Dwyer, an art installation on the topic of melancholia, will be screened during the open discussion. 

5.00 pm Thanks & Close of Seminar