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Good Grief: Historical Perspectives on the Regulation of Mourning

Starts: 10:30 25 May 2018
Ends: 16:30 25 May 2018
What is it: Seminar
Organiser: John Rylands Research Institute
How much: FREE
Who is it for: University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public

10.30-11am Tea/Coffee (Foyer)

11-11.50am Grief-Stricken: Medical and Psychological Models of Mourning

Naomi Baker (Manchester), Mourning Sickness: Is Grief a Disease?

Lesel Dawson (Bristol), Melancholy Caves: Grief and Early Modern Psychology

12-12.50pm Victorian Grief

Ingrid Hanson (Manchester), ‘Give me back what I have lost or give me nothing’: Victorian Literature of Grief and the Limits of Consolation

Jo Carruthers (Lancaster), Making Grief Visible: Elizabeth Gaskell’s Politics of Mourning in Mary Barton

1-2pm Lunch (Foyer)

2-3pm Early Modern Grief

Iman Sheeha (Warwick), ‘I came to chide you, but my words of hate/Are turned to pity and companionate grief’: The Grieving Woman in Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy

Annie Dickinson (Manchester), The Meanings of Grief in Hamlet and The Winter’s Tale

Clare Gittings (Bath), Grief and Grievance: Expressions of Grief in Portraits of Early Modern Widows

3-3.15pm Tea/Coffee (Foyer)

3.15-4pm Grief Ecologies

Tamsin Badcoe (Bristol), Saltwater Passions in Thomas Nashe’s Christs Teares Over Jerusalem

Douglas Clark (Manchester), Semper Eadem? Ecologies of Grief and Regenerative Poetics in Early Modern Verse

4-4.30pm Discussion

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Contact: Naomi Baker ( and Lesel Dawson (

Price: FREE

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The John Rylands Library Deansgate
150 Deansgate
Gtr Manchester
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