CFP : "33rd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts"

Call for papers

33rd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts

Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne

We are pleased to announce that the 33rd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, June 29-July 4, 2016. The conference is sponsored by the PsyArt Foundation and the Université de Reims. Our hosts are Professor Daniel Thomières of the Université de Reims and his research department, CIRLEP (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur les Langues Et la Pensée).

Papers should deal with any application of psychology—including psychoanalysis, object relations, feminist, Jungian, or Lacanian approaches, cognitive psychology, or neuroscience–to the study of literature, film and visual media, painting, sculpture, music, performance, or the other arts. Our conference is small (maximum 75 papers), convivial, and draws scholars from around the world. We also welcome conferees who do not present papers.

The registration fee of $345 includes sessions, coffee breaks, opening reception at Reims City Hall (evening of June 29), two tours (June 30 afternoon city tour and July 3 afternoon bus tour to Le Chemin des Dames and La Caverne du Dragon), and Sunday evening July 3 closing banquet at the Cave de Champagne Mumm.

For an additional charge, there is an optional one-day post-conference tour on Monday July 4 to the wine-making region, the Château de Blérancourt, and the medieval town of Laon (price TBA).

The registration fee is reduced to $175 for graduate students ; for accompanying children under 18 ; and for partners, friends, or family who attend July 3 only (the bus tour and banquet).

Papers should be short, 20 minutes at most. Please observe the time limit. Normal speaking rate is 140 words per minute, and, for clarity, a scholarly presentation should be somewhat slower. Our standard 20-minute limit allows you to speak about 2400 words or eight to ten pages maximum. An additional ten minutes are allotted for discussion for each paper, usually at the end of the session. For each session, the moderator is responsible for keeping speakers within 20 minutes. The moderator speaks last, and it is therefore to his or her interest to keep to the schedule.

If you choose to submit your paper for publication after the conference, at that time it can be as long or short as you like.

English is the primary conference language, although we sometimes have sessions in French, German, or other languages if there is sufficient interest. We recommend that speakers in English who are not native speakers of English accompany their talks with PowerPoint.

Please prepare an abstract, 150 words maximum, and add it to the registration form here.