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Organised in association with The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the School for Journalism and Communications of Carleton University, Ottowa, Canada.


  • Sylvie Allouche, Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne: “The Warrior Body in Science Fiction. A philosophical exploration of the possible”
  • Julie Anderson, University of Manchester: “Rehabilitation and Second World War Ex-Servicemen”
  • Trevor Brent, Goldsmiths College London: “Wyndham Lewis, World War One and the Collapse of the Masculine Performance”
  • Ana Carden-Coyne, University of Manchester: “Grateful Bodies: Rehabilitation, Resistance and Disabled American Veterans”
  • David Caruso, Cornell University: “Crossing Institutionalised Boundaries: Triage and the Use of Bodies in World War One”
  • Caroline Cawthorn, Linacre College Oxford: “‘Not Ashamed to Be a Man’: The Figure of the Soldier in the Thought of F.D. Maurice and Charles Kingsley”
  • Alison Fell, University of Lancaster: “The Male Body in French First World War Nurse Memoirs”
  • Wendy Gagen, University of Essex: “Discovering Impairment in the Great War: the case of J. B. Middlebrook”
  • Stacy Gillis, University of Exeter: “The Body in the Library: Mourning, World War One and Detective Fiction”
  • Paul Gough, UWE Bristol: “The Body Heroic: representations of event and historical exactitude in the work of the official regimental artist”
  • Catherine Guy-Murrell, University of Reading : « Le voile islamique entre guerre et paix : enjeu plastique et pari critique »
  • Margaret Higonnet, Harvard University: “Transgressive Female Bodies In World War One”
  • Paul Hodges, Birkbeck College London: “‘They don’t like it up ‘em!’: Bayonet Fetishisation in the British Army in the First World War”
  • Charlotte Kearns, University of Leeds: “The Role and Purpose of the Soldier in the Poetry of A. E. Housman”
  • Gabriel Koureas, Birkbeck College, London: “Embodying (Post) Colonial Masculinities. The War of Independence from British Rule in Cyprus (1955-60) and the Construction of Gender and National Identities”
  • Esther MacCallum-Stewart, University of Sussex: “‘An Ecstasy of Fumbling’? Conceptualising the Male Body in First World War Prose”
  • Paloma McMullan, “Leaky Vessels and Moving Targets: The US Soldier’s Experience of Corporeal Frailty in Vietnam”
  • Maja Petrovic, Cambridge: “Human remains and national identity in wartime and postwar Serbia”
  • Andrew Shail, University of Exeter: “‘The Real Thing At Last’: the Body in Official British Film of the First World War”
  • Joseph A. Tighe, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh: “‘All Quiet on the Western Front’: A Phenomenological Investigation of War”
  • IsabelleVeyrat-Masson, Université Paris 4 – Sorbonne : « Des corps incongrus: les correspondantes de guerre à la télévision »
  • Colette Wilson, Royal Holloway, London: “The Commune is a Woman: the Female Body as Metaphor for Civil War”.

The conference also included “Reconstructions”, a video presentation by Dawn Pendergast around Hiroshima Mon Amour.