Crisis and Meaning: Intersections of Humanities and Mental Health
University Center, Tech Flex Auditorium
1 Castle Point Terrace
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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].