Registration Open: Madness/Mental Illness in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture
Issued: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:55:00 GMT
Event Date 3/5/17-4/5/17
Location: University of Edinburgh
Registration is now open for an exciting conference on Madness/Mental Illness in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture, taking place at the University of Edinburgh on the 3rd and 4th of May, supported by the SGSAH Cohort Development Fund.
This conference will examine these representations, and explore the ways in which madness, mental illness, and those who are both affected by, and striving to treat, psychological maladies are depicted in twentieth and twenty-first century popular culture. Asking: how have fluctuating historical conditions and attitudes influenced the ways in which madness and mental illness are portrayed in the media? What kind of relationship exists between medical understandings of psychological disorders and popular depictions of such illnesses? Do contemporary portrayals of “madness” in popular fictions work to demystify and destigmatize mental illness, or do these representations reinforce negative stereotypes, further obfuscating our understanding of psychological disorders?
The event is free, including a free ticket to a screening of "Girl, Interrupted" at the Edinburgh Filmhouse and if you're doing your PhD at a SGSAH institution, you can have your travel costs reimbursed. To register please follow this link http://madnessinpopculture.com/registration and enter the password "earlyreg" to claim your place.
This event is supported by the SGSAH Cohort Development Fund. All queries should go to the organisers.