LINGUIST List 29.694

Mon Feb 12 2018

Calls: Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Philosophy of Lang, Pragmatics, Psycholing/UK

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Date: 07-Feb-2018
From: Sara Vilar-Lluch <S.Vilar-Lluchuea.ac.uk>
Subject: Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness: Philosophy and Linguistics
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Full Title: Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness: Philosophy and Linguistics

Date: 13-Sep-2018 - 14-Sep-2018
Location: Colchester (Essex), United Kingdom
Contact Person: Sara Vilar-Lluch
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uea.ac.uk/arts-humanities/graduate-school/news-and-events/uniting-two-perspectives

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Apr-2018

Meeting Description:

Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness: Philosophy and Linguistics
University of Essex, 13-14 September 2018

Mental illness has long been of interest to researchers in the humanities, including philosophy, linguistics, sociology, history and politics. In a domain where psychologists and psychiatrists have focused on identifying interventions and developing explanatory models, scholars in the humanities have preferred to explore broad conceptual and cultural questions. The aim of this conference is to promote a dialogue between two of these disciplines, philosophy and linguistics.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Dr. Nelya Koteyko
Prof. Tim Thornton

Call for Papers:

Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness: Philosophy and Linguistics
University of Essex, 13-14 September 2018

Mental illness has long been of interest to researchers in the humanities, including philosophy, linguistics, sociology, history and politics. In a domain where psychologists and psychiatrists have focused on identifying interventions and developing explanatory models, scholars in the humanities have preferred to explore broad conceptual and cultural questions.

For instance:

- Where do notions like “mental health” and “mental illness” come from? What can we learn from their history?
- How do specific diagnostic categories emerge?
- How does psychiatric language shape the way we think about ourselves and each other?
- How should we understand the relationship between mental illness and personal responsibility?
- How does stigma about mental illness function?
- How can we distinguish illness and disorder from other kinds of difference?
- To what extent can psychiatry be considered a science?

The aim of this conference is to demonstrate that a dialogue between two of these disciplines – philosophy and linguistics – can help shed light on these important issues.

With this in mind, we specifically encourage contributions that bring together methods and ideas from both of these fields. We also welcome submissions from philosophers who are specifically interested in discussing their work with linguists, and vice versa.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:

- Diagnosis and treatment ideologies
- Mental illness in institutional discourse (e.g. clinical texts, law, government policy)
- Models of mental illness (e.g. medical, social)
- Feminist and minorities perspectives on psychiatry
- Conceptualisation and portrayal of specific conditions
- Diagnosis and self-understanding
- Verbal and non-verbal communication in neurodiverse communities (e.g. autism communities)
- Mental illness in clinical, education, workplace, or family settings
- Mental illness in the media (e.g. newspapers, magazines, films, cartoons, advertisements)
- Identity and political representation (e.g. the neurodiversity movement, mad pride)
- Stigma and anti-stigma campaigns

Abstracts of up to 300 words (references excluded) should be submitted via the form provided in our webpage: http://www.uea.ac.uk/arts-humanities/graduate-school/news-and-events/uniting-two-perspectives

All abstracts will go through a double blind-review process. The deadline is 12pm on the 20 of April. We will let you know if your paper has been accepted on the 4 of June.

Presentations should be 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English.

Key Dates:

Deadline for Submissions: 20 April, noon
Notification of Acceptance: 4 June
Registration: 11 June – 20 August
Conference: 13 – 14 September

Organizing Committee:

Ian Hare – PhD Candidate in Philosophy
Constantin Mehmel – PhD Candidate in Philosophy
Sara Vilar-Lluch – PhD Candidate in Linguistics

Venue: University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ


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