THANK YOU

Thank you to everybody who took part in Beyond Speech! We were so happy to host you all in Manchester and we hope you enjoyed the conference as much as we did. We were really pleased with the range of topics, ideas, and discussions.

Here are some photos of the day and its lead-up.

 

Choosing from the brilliant range of abstracts…

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Awaiting the keynote speech

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Mary Farrelly (University of Manchester) introduced keynote speaker Dr Tom Whittaker (University of Liverpool)

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Keynote speaker Tom Whittaker delivers his talk, entitled ‘Listening to Silence in Contemporary Spanish Cinema’

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Keynote audience

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Óscar Salgado-Suárez (Birkbeck College) on ‘Julian Rios’s Larva (1983): Liberature against Oppression’

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Emily Baker (University of Cambridge) gives her talk ‘”Shaking Hands Can Be Like Disarming a Bomb”: Division by Language, Reconciliation through Touch in The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vásquez’

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The Anatomies of Silence panel, L-R: Maria Tomlinson (University of Reading/University of Bristol), Kostas Stansinopoulos (University of York), Kaya Davies Hayon (University of Manchester), and chair Dr Joe McGonagle (University of Manchester)

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Maria Tomlinson delivers her paper ‘The Silence Child of Sexual Abuse in Shenaz Patel’s Sensitive

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Kostas Stansinopoulos speaks on ‘The Negotiating Table: Silent Wars and Speaking Subjects in the Performance Work of Mona Hatoum’

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Kaya Davies Hayon gives her talk ‘Beyond Speech: The Corporeal Expression of Desire in Abdellah Taïa’s Salvation Army

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Anneliese Hatton (R, University of Nottingham) kicks off the Unspeakable Subalternities panel, chaired by Prof. Hilary Owen (L, University of Manchester) with her paper ‘Overcoming the Insuperable: Strategies of Representing the Subaltern’
 
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Lucia Llano Puertas (Goldsmiths) gives her talk ‘”The Rest is Silence”: Writing the Unspeakable in Slave Novels’

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David Bailey (University of Cambridge) wraps up the Unspeakable Subalternities panel with his paper on ‘Uttering the Unutterable: Sexual Deviance in Naturalist and Pathological Novels from fin-de-siècle Portugal’

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The Unspeakable Subalternities panel, L-R: David Bailey, Anneliese Hatton, Lucia Llano Puertas, and chair Hilary Owen

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Anxiously awaiting our thirsty delegates in the University of Manchester School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Graduate School

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Beyond Speech wraps up with a wine reception

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