Podcasts: Recordings from Solitude and Modernity colloquium
The ‘Solitude and Modernity’ colloquium was co-sponsored by ‘Diseases of Modern Life’ (Oxford) and ‘Pathologies of Solitude’ (Queen Mary University of London). This collaboration resulted in a one-day programme which brought together researchers working on solitude and loneliness, in literature and society, from the nineteenth century to the present. Following literary and historical sessions on the Victorian City and Modern Britain, the event concluded with a discussion on enforced solitude, from the perspectives of first-hand experience of incarceration and forensic psychotherapy.
This discussion Gwen Adshead (West London Trust and Central North West London Trust) and researcher Shokoufeh Sakhi (Toronto) made up the final portion of the day.
Selected recordings of the day are available for listening:
- Dr Sarah Green's talk 'JM Barrie and the Solitary Young Man' is from the first panel, Alone in the Victorian City. Click here to listen.
- This discussion with forensic psychotherapist Gwen Adshead (West London Trust and Central North West London Trust) and researcher Shokoufeh Sakhi (Toronto) made up the final portion of the day. Click here to listen. This talk contains information and language that may trouble some listeners.
These files were recorded and edited by Dr Kira Allmann, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford: kiraallmann.com.
You can read more about our collaborator, Pathologies of Solitude here.