Crisis and Meaning: Intersections of Humanities and Mental Health

April 5, 2024
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Stevens Institute of Technology

University Center, Tech Flex Auditorium
1 Castle Point Terrace
Hoboken 07030
United States

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Call for Papers

We welcome a wide range of submissions for 20-minute presentations from a variety of humanistic and scientific perspectives on mental health, including approaches in literature, philosophy, history, arts, social sciences, psychology, psychiatry, and interdisciplinary fields. Topics could include but are not limited to the following:

  • Literary and artistic representations of mental illness and/or treatment

  • Intersections between psychiatry, psychology, and aesthetics in literature, art, music, and performing arts

  • Applications of literary and artistic expression in mental illness treatment

  • The role of humanities and social sciences in identifying and articulating mental health struggles at the individual or population level

  • Historical and/or sociological approaches to understanding mental health issues

  • Cognitive or neurological approaches to the human experience of literary, musical, or artistic expression

  • Medical humanities approaches to understanding or treating psychological pain

  • Current communities in mental health crisis and how to help them

Interested scholars should submit a presentation title and 250-word abstract by February 8, 2024.

For questions, please contact Jennifer McBryan at [email protected].

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April 5, 2024, 9:00am EST

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