Programme

DAY 1 (Monday 17 September)

The full programme for PAD2018 can be downloaded here.

8.30–9.00 Registration (Foyer of Calman Centre)

9.00–9.30 Introduction (CLC013)

9.30–10.45 Keynote Lecture 1 (CLC013)

Guiding Presences and the Emergence of New Revelation

Professor Ann Taves

University of California, Santa Barbara

10.45–11.15 Refreshment Break

11.15–12.45 Session 1

  • 1.1 Laws and Identity (CG91)
  • 1.2 Empathetic Personification of Animals (CLC203)
  • 1.3 Psychedelic Experiences (CLC202)
  • 1.4 Agency and Affects in and out of Storyworlds (CLC013)

12.45–13.45 Lunch

13.45–15.15 Session 2

  • 2.1 Personification in Psychosis: Preliminary Findings from the Voices in Psychosis Study (CLC013)
  • 2.2 Reading (CLC203)
  • 2.3 Realities: Estranged, Projected, Escaped (CLC202)
  • 2.4 Puppetry (CG91)

15.15–15.45 Refreshment Break

15.45–17.45 Session 3

  • 3.1 Similes and Metaphors (CLC203)
  • 3.2 Nineteenth-Century Culture (CLC202)
  • 3.3 Social Agents and Weird States (CLC013)
  • 3.4 Puppetry (CG91)

17.45–18.30 Wine Reception

18.30–19.30 Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

A conversation with Tameem Antoniades, Ninja Theory

19.30 Close

DAY 2 (Tuesday 18 September)

9.00–10.15 Keynote Lecture 2 (CLC013)

Characters Are/Are Not Persons and Some Consequences of this Non/Distinction

Professor H. Porter Abbott

University of California, Santa Barbara

10.15–10.45 Refreshment Break

10.45–12.45 Session 4

  • 4.1 Characters and Intentionality (CLC203)
  • 4.2 Anthropomorphism (CLC202)
  • 4.3 Imaginary Companions and Tulpas (CLC013)
  • 4.4 Personification as a Non-Anthropocentric Gesture in Literary Modernism (CG91)

12.45–13.45 Lunch

13.45–15.00 Keynote Lecture 3 (CLC013)

Powers and Seductions of Personification: Voices and Altered Perception Across the Psy Disciplines and Medical Humanities

Dr Nev Jones

Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

University of South Florida

15.00–15.30 Refreshment Break

15.30–17.30 Session 5

  • 5.1 Nature and Environment (CLC203)
  • 5.2 Narratives (CLC013)
  • 5.3 Felt Presences and Personification (CLC202)

17.30 Close

19.00–22.30 Conference Dinner

DAY 3 (Wednesday 19 September)

9.00–10.15 Keynote Lecture 4 (CLC013)

Building Ladders Across the Scales of Personification: From Brains in Social Interaction to Genes in Human Evolution

Dr Guillaume Dumas

Human Genetics and Cognitive Functions Laboratory

Institut Pasteur

10.15–10.45 Refreshment Break

10.45–12.45 Session 6

  • 6.1 Clinical Concerns (CLC203)
  • 6.2 ‘People Like You’: Where Personification and Personalisation Meet (CLC202)
  • 6.3 Relating to Distressing Voices: What is Necessary or Sufficient to Generate Positive Change (CLC013)
  • 6.4 Embodiment (CG91)

12.45–13.45 Lunch

13.45–15.15 Session 7

  • 7.1 AI and Intentionality (CLC203)
  • 7.2 Language and Voices (CG91)
  • 7.3 Science Fiction (CLC013)
  • 7.4 Virtues and Vanities (CLC202)

15.15–15.45 Refreshment Break

15.45–17.00 Roundtable (CLC013)

17.00 Conference Close

 

CONFERENCE VENUES

Calman Learning Centre

Collingwood College

The Castle, University College

Chemistry Department (CG91)

 

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