Madness and the Asylum is a global and inclusive interdisciplinary research and publishing portal which seeks to explore issues of madness across historical periods and within cultural, literary, medical, political, professional and social contexts. The portal will also provide spaces for exploring madness in persons and within the contexts of interpersonal relationships. Across a range of critical perspectives, we are seeking to encourage innovative inter, multi and post disciplinary dialogues, welcoming contributions all disciplines, professions, practices and vocations which struggle to understand the place of madness in the lives of persons, relationships and the way it influences our interactions with the world around us.
The project will critically engage with a number of core themes:
- the value of madness
why is it we need madness?
the passion of madness
the boundaries of madness
lunatics and the asylum
power, politics and madness
creativity and madness
unrestrained and boundless: liberating madness
the lessons of madness
the spaces of madness
Related themes will also be identified for development and exploration. Out of our deliberations it is anticipated that a series of related multi- and cross- context research projects will develop.
Madness and the Asylum
Friday 6th May 2022 – Saturday 7th May 2022
Prague, Czech Republic
The Call for Submissions is now open.