4TH INTERNATIONAL AKŞİT GÖKTÜRK CONFERENCE - MADNESS IN LITERATURE - 4-6 November 2013
Madness is a concept of relativity, types and degrees alongside being a state and experience with its own realities. Even though primarily it refers to the field and science of psychiatry and psychology, it has leaked into everything human. Literature, embracing everything human and also being regarded as a field or activity not ordinary, normal or sane, has explored the states of "madness" for ages. Melancholia, hedonism, materialism, utopias, chemicals or arts- all breed insanity. Artists,scientists and women, among other groups, have been called mad. Some madwomen and madmen have been regarded as heroines and heroes and some heroes and heroines have been tortured as madmen and madwomen. The label "mad" has also provided opportunities for privileged groups to control or oppress the disadvantaged or the "other. This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the nature and significance of madness and its impact on diverse fields of art such as literature, drama, film or painting.
To encourage innovative dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from diverse disciplines.
Madwomen and Madmen
Divine and Diabolical Madness
Madness and Creativity
Madness and Sadness
Madness and Idealism
Better Mad Than Bad
Madly in Love
The Language of Madness
The Label " Mad" as a Tool of Oppression
Madness as Mask
PLEASE SEND YOUR PROPOSALS WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE NO LATER THAN 03 JUNE 2013.
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