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Full Title: 1st International Symposium on Postmodern Madness and the Reconstruction of Subjectivities

Location: Angers, Pays de la Loire, France
Start Date: 04-Sep-2014 - 06-Sep-2014
Contact: Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
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Meeting Description: This symposium is organized by and is part of the activities of the
Research Project on Postmodern Madness and the Reconstruction of
Subjectivities. Among other projects it is hosted and developed within the
Research Program on Space, Time and New Technologies of the Self.

This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in exploring the
links between madness, subjectivity, and postmodern narratives. Or, from a
different angle, we seek to investigate the ways postmodern discourses
encompass ideals of madness in relation to the construction of
subjectivity. Schizophrenia, paranoia, perversion, deviation are often
called upon and incorporated in the construction of the postmodern subject.
How are these terms used to construct subjectivities in cultures in which
anxiety, unreason, and disorder are the norm? How is meaning refashioned to
pass from 'clinical abnormality' to forms of social 'normality'? How is
this concept employed in constructing the postmodern subject in literature,
movies, music, photography, painting, and other forms of art?

Symposium Coordinators:

Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
General Coordinator
International Network for Alternative Academia
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Albin Wagener
Directeur de l'IPLV
Institut en Perfectionnement en Langues Vivantes
Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Angers, France

Charlene Rajendran
Assistant Professor - Performance and Theatre Education
Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.1929

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