Artists: Emma Rose Smith
When #MyOvariesMadeMeDoIt went viral, it seemed some feminists were keen to reclaim the term. But does hysteria actually offer the chance for resistance and solidarity? This lecture traces hysteria from Hippocrates through Freud and second-wave feminism, to contemporary queer and anti-colonial fiction. Rather than asking if a novel is 'hysterical' or 'resistant' or both, Emma Rose Smith will trace signs and symptoms and question their meaning.