Haunting Issues: Children, Spectrality and Culture; Workshop 2: Mourning the Spectral Child
A workshop collaboration by: The Haunting Issues: Children, Spectrality and Culture AHRC, Funded Research Network, University of Warwick & The Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
Session 1. Invested Objects: A Tabletop Presentation
Network members will use a material object to focus brief presentations about
mourning the child in society and culture.
Session 2. Infant and Child Loss
Willed forgetting, present absence, complicated memorialisation, ambivalence
towards their absence within the family and society.
Session 3. Narratives of Infertility
How the child who never comes into physical being might exist in fantasy as a
spectral/phantasmic presence which influences cultural and familial narratives?
Session 4.The Looked After Child and Complex Absence
Profoundly complex absences caused by the removal of a child from familial care by
Please note - there are 20 free places available at the workshop.
For more information & to register contact: Network Leader Dr Lucy Arnold, firstname.lastname@example.org