Friday 30th November 2012
When, how and why did guilt become part of the inner make-up of human beings?
How have views, expressions and manifestations of individual or collective guilt changed over time and across cultures?
guilt ‘earned’ or a prior human condition, via original sin or
Is guilt something to be overcome, wished away, atoned for, combated by therapy, or is it something that, unresolved, can serve a useful function?
This forum examined these and other questions from a variety of inter/disciplinary perspectives.
The full programme is below, including copies of papers/presentations.
Opening and Welcome
Mary Fulbrook (SELCS) and Susanne Kord (SELCS)
Definitions I: What is Guilt?
Session Chair: Claire Lindsay (Spanish and Latin American Studies)
Kathrine Fragkou (CES): Perceptions of guilt in a moral and philosophical context
Akosua Bonsu (Philosophy): Does guilt track actual moral transgressions?
Definitions II: What is Guilt?
Session Chair: Florian Mussgnug (Italian/Comparative Literature)
Claire Lindsay (Spanish and Latin American Studies): Guilt and Shame
Daniel Elstein (Philosophy): Guilt and Wrongdoing
|12.30-13.30||Sandwich lunch - provided by FIGS|
Guilt on Page and Stage
Session Chair: Christiane Luck (German)
Efstathia Maria Athanasopoulou (Greek and Latin): Fighting Against Guilt for the Sake of Theatre in Late Antiquity
Gaelle Fisher (German): Historical Memory as a Source of Shame and Guilt
Guilt, Love and Sex
Session Chair: Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (Scandinavian)
Rachel Alliston (Slade): Guilt, Monogamy and Practice: Between Adorno's Commitment and Hardt's Political Love
Patrick Zhao (Information Studies): Guilt from Seeing Sex
Overcoming Guilt: Forgiveness
Session Chair: Gaelle Fisher (German)
Svend Larsen (Scandinavian Studies): Forgiveness: Hurting or Healing?
Merav Kaddar (Philosophy): The place of (objective) guilt in asking for forgiveness
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