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>Subject: CFP: Representing Mental Illness in the Arts & Sciences 
>(3/9/07; 10/11/07-10/12/07)
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>From: "Roberta Mock" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Call for Papers: Journeys into Madness Conference
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>Journeys into Madness: Representing Mental Illness in the Arts and
>Sciences, 1850-1930
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>A Two-Day Conference organised by the University of Plymouth (U.K.)
>to be held at the Wellcome Trust, London on 11 and 12 October 2007
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>In recent years, the territory of mental illness has been re-mapped.
>In the Sciences, mental life and behaviour are linked to the workings of the
>brain and the body's neurochemistry. In the Arts, creative genius and
>madness are interwoven by the belief that mental illness can provide a
>unique world view. These discursive constructions often fail to place mental
>illness into larger social, cultural, and historical landscapes. By focusing
>on the representation of mental illness across disciplines, this conference
>intends to re-think the divide between scientific and aesthetic approaches.
>This event will bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines
>such as art history, medical history, music, film, psychiatry, literature
>and intellectual history. The focus will be on Europe, but papers
>considering exchanges between Europe and other continents are also welcomed.
>We hope to initiate a dialogue that reconstructs some of the ideological
>fabric in which mental illness was embedded from 1850 to 1930.
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>Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:
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>         a.. Mental illness as a representational strategy
>         b.. The new medium of photography
>         c.. The production, distribution, and consumption of art by the
>mentally ill
>         d.. Early discussions of the therapeutic value of art
>         e.. Gender and psychiatry
>         f.. Psychiatric utopias in space and time
>         g.. The "Nervous Age"
>         h.. The architecture and culture of sanatoria
>         i.. Asylum versus university psychiatry
>         j.. Psychiatry and the modern subject
>         k.. Re-thinking the Freudian contribution to modernism
>         l.. Contemporary artists' encounters with art of the mentally ill
>and psychiatric spaces
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>This conference emerges from the research project "Madness and
>Modernity: Architecture, Art and Mental Illness in Vienna and the Habsburg
>Empire, 1890-1914," which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research
>Council (AHRC).
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>We invite abstracts of 200 words to be forwarded electronically to
>both:
>Dr Gemma Blackshaw: [log in to unmask] 
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>Dr Sabine Weiber: [log in to unmask] 
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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>The Deadline for Abstract Submissions is 9 March 2007
>

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