Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology Launch Event

Michael Tippet Room - Staff House - Third Floor, University of Birmingham
Friday 14 October 2022 (09:00-17:30)

Through this launch event, we invite critical reflection on the theme of renewing phenomenological psychopathology. The Launch Event will introduce the award, kick-off initial engagement with academic stakeholders, begin developing mentorship support, and frame research questions and plans for the next two years.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Kevin Aho, Department of Communication and Philosophy, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA
  • Dr Lucy Bolton, Film Studies Department, Queen Mary University, London, UK 
  • Dr Robert Chapman, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Keynote abstracts can be found here.


09:30 – 10:00     Registration/Coffee

10:00 – 10:15     Opening: Project and Team Introduction

Matthew Broome (University of Birmingham)
Giovanni Stanghellini (University of Florence)
Lucienne Spencer (University of Birmingham)
Roxana Baiasu (University of Birmingham, University of Oxford and Stanford University in Oxford)

10:15 – 11:15     Plenary Session 1

Robert Chapman (Sheffield Hallam University, U.K.)
Marx and Mental Health: Alienation in a Post-Fordist Era
Chair: Rosa Ritunnano

11:15 – 11:35     Coffee break

11:35 – 12:35     Plenary Session 2

Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary University of London, U.K.)
‘Fear Itself, and Not the Statement “I Am afraid”’. Film Phenomenology: Consciousness, Bodies, and Lived Experience
Chair: Lucienne Spencer

12:35 – 13:35     Lunch

13:35 – 15:20     PARALLEL SESSIONS (In person and online)

Parallel Sessions

In-person Panel
Chair: Matthew Broome

13:35 -14:00       Rosa Ritunnano (University of Birmingham, U.K. and University of Melbourne, Australia)
Investigating the Meaning of Delusions at the Intersection of Phenomenology and Applied Linguistics

14.00 – 14.25     Cat Fischer (University of Exeter, U.K.)
Making the Body Home Again: Phenomenological Insights into Anorexia Nervosa

14.30 - 14.55      Mollie Cornell (University of Bristol, U.K.)
A (Court)Room with a View: The Role of Phenomenology in the Court of Protection

14.55 – 15.20     Jodie Louise Russell (University of Edinburgh, U.K.)
Self-interpretation, Agency and Mental Disorder


Online Panel 1
Phenomenological Psychopathology: Bringing the Past into the Future
Chair: Giovanni Stanghellini

13.35 -14.00       Mariana Cardoso Puchivailo (FAE University Center, Curitiba and the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo, Brazil)
Anomalies of Self-Experience in First Psychotic Episodes: Differential Diagnostics between Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Dissociative Disorders

14.00 – 14.25     Nandini Chakraborty (Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, the University of Leicester, U.K.)
The Importance of Embedding Psychopathology and Phenomenology in Clinical Practice and Training in Psychiatry

14.30 - 14.55      Felipe Arruda (Hospital do Servidor Público do Estado de São Paulo HSPE-IAMSPE, Paulista Faculty of Health Sciences, Brazil)
The Concept of Paraphrenia: Decline and Rebirth of a Psychopathological Concept

14.55 – 15.20     Guilherme Messas (Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medical Sciences, Brazil; the Collaborating Centre in Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care, St.Catherine´s College, Oxford)
How Learning from History can Help to Foster a Successful New Era of Phenomenological Psychopathology


Online Panel 2
Global and Interdisciplinary Methods in Phenomenological Psychopathology
Chair: Sofia Jeppsson (Umeå Universitet, Sweden)

13.35 -14.00       Janko Nešić (Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia)
Ecological Psychopathology of Autism Apectrum Disorder

14.00 – 14.25     Santiago Sourigues (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
The Transpositive Structure of the Word and the Bond to the Other. An Interdisciplinary Approach from Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis and Literature.

14.30 - 14.55      Marucela Uscamayta Ayvar (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, U.S.)
Phenomenology of Mental Illness in the Andes of Cusco, Peru

14.55 – 15.20     Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen (University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada)
Ontology of Phenomenological Psychopathology (OPheP): A Collaborative, Decentralised, and Open-science Initiative for the 21st Century

15.20 – 15.40     Coffee break

15.40 – 16.40     Plenary Session 3

Kevin Aho (Florida Gulf Coast University, U.S.)
Phenomenological Psychopathology in the Age of Anti-Depressants
Chair: Roxana Baiasu

16.40 - 17.00      Closing Comments and Funding Calls

17.00                    Close

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