Call for Papers
ADDICTIONS - in Psychology, Culture and Arts
International Interdisciplinary Conference, 23-24 June 2022
online (via Zoom)
By living in constant stress, rivalry, hurry and uncertainty of tomorrow, we become victims of various addictions more and more often. During our international conference we would like to observe this phenomenon in a possibly broadest perspective. We will be interested in all kinds of addictions: both the most popular, well-known ones, and the rarest, eccentric and surprising ones. We would like to talk about alcoholism, drug addiction, workaholism, sexoholism, but also, for instance, addictions to sushi, fortune telling, or taking part in conferences. We will describe addictions in their present and historical aspects, in cultural, social and individual dimensions, in real life and in artistic representations. That is why we invite researchers and practitioners representing various disciplines: psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology, politics, philosophy, history, literary studies, theatre studies, film studies, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, cognitive sciences, law, to name w few.
Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical inqueries, problem-oriented arguments or comparative analyses.
We will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young academics, doctoral and graduate students. Therapists, counselors and practitioners in the field of addiction treatment are also very welcome. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.
Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not restricted to:
1. Everyday life
Games people play
Addiction as entertainment
Addiction as escape
Addiction as self-destructiveness
Addictions and crimes
Positive aspects of addictions
Life without addictions
Addictions and compulsive-obsessive disorder
Addictions and neurosis
Addictions and psychosis
Addictions and hypochondria
Addictions and trauma
Addictions and mind
Addictions and brain
Addictions and soma
Therapeutic methods of coping with addictions
3. Society and culture
Addictions and cultural differences
Gender related addictions
Age related addictions
4. Literature and art
Literature and art about addicts and addictions
Addictions and narrative
Addictions and representation
Addiction to writing
Addiction to reading
Literature and art as therapy
Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 4 June 2022 to: [email protected]
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 7 June 2021.
The conference language is English.
As our online conference will be international, we will consider the different time zones of our Participants.
The conference will be held virtually via Zoom. Different forms of presentations (also posters) are available
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