Call for Proposals

‘Siblings’ conference day @Manchester Art Gallery

Sat 23 March 2013

Art History & Visual Studies, The University of Manchester

[supported by artsmethods@manchester & methods@manchester]

The event examines the implications of Juliet Mitchell’s psychoanalytical theories of “Siblings” for artistic and critical discourses, and poses the question ‘how can a theory of siblings open up visual culture and the Manchester Art Gallery collections?’

Contributors include:

Juliet Mitchell, UCL

Mignon Nixon, Courtauld

Catherine Grant, Goldsmiths

Carol Mavor, The University of Manchester

Jonny Briggs, Artist; New Sensations Winner, The Saatchi Gallery and C4 2011

A call for proposals from PGR students: 10min responses to areas of the Manchester Art Gallery collection with regard to any aspect of “siblings” {proposals can take the form of an academic or creatively written response and is open to all subject areas in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures}

Suggested topics:

– Sisters, brothers {Sisterhood// Brotherhood}

– Fairytales

– Literature

– Twins

– Familial narratives

– Psychoanalysis/ Anthropology/ Sociology

– Seriality and repetition

– Reproduction

– Doubling

– Photography; miniature painting; embroidery and textiles; doll houses

– Clothing, tokens, ephemera

– Sibling narratives

– Mourning and death; birth

– Sexuality & violence

Please see the accompanying list of Gallery art works which may offer the basis for a 10 minute response.

Please send a 200 word abstract, name and department info to by 22 February.

Call for Proposals, Siblings

list of works MAG