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Symposium Panel 6: Psychology and practitioners’ perspectives
Talks by Leanne Gregory, Maeve Lewis, Simon McCarthy-Jones and Shaakya Anand-Vembar on working therapeutically with child and adult survivors and researching CSA-related shame. Gregory, ‘Scared stiff: Sexual abuse, society, and recovery. Thoughts from the clinic room.’ Lewis, ‘The Intrusion of Societal Myths into the Recovery Journey for Adult Survivors of Child sexual Abuse’. McCarthy-Jones, ‘Can […]
Symposium Panel 5: Narrative medicine and therapeutic approaches
Talks by Rosaleen McElvaney, Maria Stuart and Emily Troscianko on working therapeutically with young CSA survivors, narrative medicine approaches to researching medical topics, and creative bibliotherapy. The panel also featured Eimear Lacey, but her talk is not available. McElvaney, ‘Young people’s perspectives on therapy following sexual abuse’. Stuart, ‘‘Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers’: Narrative Practice […]
Symposium Panel 4: Legal and Social Studies
Talks by Joe Mooney and Michael Salter on researching CSA from the perspectives of Legal and Social Studies. Mooney, ‘Adult Disclosures of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Societal Representations, Societal Barriers’. Salter, ‘QAnon and cultural spectacles of child sexual exploitation’. Please click the link to listen or download.
Symposium Panel 2: Audience Responses – Film & Media Psychology
Talks by Xavier Aldana Reyes and Brendan Rooney theorising audience responses to CSA from Film Studies and Media Psychology perspectives. Reyes, ‘Horror Film and CSA: An Affective Approach’. Rooney, ‘Prompting empathy towards characters: Empirical studies of film shot scale and mental state attribution’. Please click the link to listen or download.
Symposium Panel 1: Sociology and History
Talks by Nick Basannavar, Ruth Beecher and Claire Cunnington on researching CSA from the perspectives of Sociology and History. Basannavar, ‘Trailing Child Sexual Abuse: Representational Changes and Continuities since 1965’. Beecher, ‘An introduction to the SHaME project and overview of historical research on the early identification of child sexual abuse within families’. Cunnington, ‘Victim, Survivor […]
Symposium Opening talk: A survivor’s perspective on cultural representations
Is it really like that? – An overview of titles in contemporary literature that address CSA by Hazel Larkin. Please click the link to listen or download.
Representations of CSA in Drama and Film: Seminar 2 Recording
Seminar 2 in the series features Ruth Barton, Emilie Pine & Neha Kamrani and took place on Feb 27th 2020. Please click the link to listen or download.
Representations of CSA in literature: Seminar 1 Recording
Seminar 1 in the series features Miles Leeson & Deirdre Sullivan and took place on Feb 13th 2020. Please click the link to listen or download.
Wellcome Trust Funded Symposium May 2021: Researching Representations Of Child Sexual Abuse In Contemporary Culture
The Researching Representations of Child Sexual Abuse in Contemporary Culture seminar series (postponed due to Covid-19 in Spring 2020) has been reconvened as a 2-day online symposium taking place on the afternoons of 25th and 26th May 2021. The symposium brings together survivors, practitioners and researchers from across disciplines to discuss their work on CSA, to explore […]
2020 Spring Seminars Postponed
The seminars scheduled for March and April had to be postponed due to Covid-19. They were to include talks by scholars of history, sociology, social work and psychology on their research on CSA, by scholars of narrative medicine and creative media effects on how cultural representations of CSA affect audiences, and by health practitioners who […]