CFP: Cultural Representations of Psychiatry (Poland) (2/25/07; 5/18/07-5/19/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Katrzyna Szmigiero
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Swietokrzyska Academy in Piotrkow Trybunalski (Poland)

English Philology Department

Invites all the interested scholars to participate in an international
two-day conference:

Cultural representations of psychiatry and mental illness

18th – 19th May 2007

The suggested topics might include but are not limited to:

Representations of the mentally ill in cinema and literature (shell-shock
and other posttraumatic shock disorders, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar
disorder, eating disorders, substance-abuse related illnesses, suicide)

Representations of the doctor-patient relationships

Gender and madness

Writing as a symptom/writing as a cure

Madness and artistic creativity

Madness and addiction in the Gothic

Madness in mythology, folklore and religion

Representations of psychoanalysis/works inspired by Freudian theories

Psychoanalytical/psychiatric reading of literary works, films, paintings,

We invite abstracts of up to 250 words. Deadline for topic proposals and
abstracts is 25th February 2007. The organising committee will notify all
the potential conference participants about the acceptance of their
proposals by 2nd March. The official languages of the conference are Polish
and English.
The conference will be held at:
Akademia Œwiêtokrzyska, Filia w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim
Samodzielny Zak³ad Filologii Angielskiej
ul. S³owackiego 116/118
97-300 Piotrków Trybunalski

The conference fee covers conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches.
A selection of conference papers will be published by Naukowe Wydawnictwo

Conference fee 150 PLZ (40 euro)
Doctoral students 110 PLZ (30 euro)

The account number and further details will be sent to the conference
participants in the next circular.

We can assist the participants in their hotel bookings, either at Hotel
Trybunalski or one of local Halls of Residence (budged but comfortable).
Both are within a walking distance from the venue.

Prof. Barbara Lewandowska –Tomaszczyk; Dr Katarzyna Szmigiero, Mgr Agnieszka

Please direct any questions and abstracts to

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