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Wednesday 4 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
D-1 - HEA01a : Emotions and Subjectivation in Patient-Doctor Relationships: Interdisciplinary and Gender Perspectives (I)
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Pilar León Sanz
Organizers: Pilar León Sanz, Rosa Medina-DomenechDiscussant: Dolores Martin_Moruno
Dresda Emma Méndez de la Brena : Feeling Shattered - Feeling Hopeful: Affective Structures of Pain and the Potentialities of Hope in Online Women’s Chronic Pain Support Groups
In this presentation, I want to situate pain and hope as energies that anchor people in particular sites that bond particular representations and realities. Both, pain and hope, emerge and move of the affect field by enabling the multiplication of forms of flows emerging from particular encounters. The emergence of ... (Show more)
In this presentation, I want to situate pain and hope as energies that anchor people in particular sites that bond particular representations and realities. Both, pain and hope, emerge and move of the affect field by enabling the multiplication of forms of flows emerging from particular encounters. The emergence of pain and hope from the relations between bodies, and from the encounters that those relations are entangled within, make the materialities of space - time always-already affective. Following Karantogianni, I argue that the virtual presents itself as a space-time where pain and hope affectivities flow enabling bodies to mediate the imaginary and the actual, producing different space - times of experience. To this end, I examine affect on Facebook. Particularly I focus on Endometriosis support groups as social spaces sustained through digitally enabled affective structures that support pain and hope meaning-making, enabling feelings of engagement and potentiality for bodies to be affect and affected by change. (Show less)

Beatriz Pichel : Doctors and Patients in the Photographic Studio
The images of hysterical attacks of female patients at the Salpêtrière are well known by historians of medicine and photography. Most of scholars have analysed the images to examine the history of hysteria and the representation of its symptoms (Didi-Huberman [1984[, Hunter [2016]). This paper, however, will focus on the ... (Show more)
The images of hysterical attacks of female patients at the Salpêtrière are well known by historians of medicine and photography. Most of scholars have analysed the images to examine the history of hysteria and the representation of its symptoms (Didi-Huberman [1984[, Hunter [2016]). This paper, however, will focus on the making of the photographs, rather than on the content of the images. How were these photographs taken? How was the space in which patients were photographed –was it a photographic studio in the hospital, or just the garden? Which kind of equipment was used, and who photographed them –was it a photographer or a doctor? These questions shift the focus away from representations to the practice of photography.
This paper argues that a focus on photographic practices will allow re-examining the relationship between doctors and patients at the Salpêtrière and other hospitals at the turn of the twentieth century. Photography will be presented as a medical procedure that was regulated and shaped medical practices and patients’ experiences. In particular, this paper will focus on the emotional experiences involved in photographing and being photographed in the hospital, with a particular emphasis on its gender aspects. (Show less)

María Rosón : Cultural Memory of HIV/AIDS in Contemporary Spain
The aim of this paper is the analysis how Spanish Society experiences and remembers HIV/AIDS nowadays through the lens of cultural materials. From the formation of queer archives to the analysis of photographic practices, through artistic pieces and oral history, the purpose is recognize the effect of memory of the ... (Show more)
The aim of this paper is the analysis how Spanish Society experiences and remembers HIV/AIDS nowadays through the lens of cultural materials. From the formation of queer archives to the analysis of photographic practices, through artistic pieces and oral history, the purpose is recognize the effect of memory of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in contemporary Spain. To do that, Jacques Derrida’s concept Hauntology and Marianne Hirsch’s Posmemory are central in our interpretation of these memory constructions. The core value of this paper is to demonstrate that one important way of facing and addressing the ghostly history of HIV/AIDS in Spain is through the study of cultural objects and practices. These call attention to the significance negotiation between private-public spheres as a liminal space for enunciating things kept “in the closet” and allow us to understand how to deal with taboo issues such as HIV/AIDS, queer life, drugs, illness, and death in the present moment. (Show less)