ANNOUNCEMENT

Our in-person conference is going ONLINE via Zoom. Go to EventBrite to register.

Online, June 29—June 30, 2022

Sponsored by The PsyArt Foundation and hosted by University at Albany

 

Ylisto Bridge

Ylistö Bridge connecting University of Jyväskylä campuses (Owner: JYU)

 

Welcome

We are pleased to announce that the 38th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, originally to be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, will occur online from June 29—June 30, 2022. The conference is sponsored by The PsyArt Foundation (www.psyart.org). (www.jyu.fi). Our host is University at Albany.

The organizers of PsyArt 2022 call for papers dealing 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. The conference is convivial and draws scholars from around the world. We also warmly welcome conferees who do not present papers. A maximum of 75 papers will be accepted for presentation.

 

Abstract submissions: deadline for abstract submissions is May 20, 2022.
Registration fees: regular registration fees are due by May 27, 2022. Late registration fees are due by June 1, 2022. Late registration fees will NOT be accepted after June 1, 2022. USD represents the fixed price for registration fees.

 

SUNY at Albany Campus

SUNY Albany Uptown Campus (Photo by: SWA Balsley)

 

Papers

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 for the purpose of speaking at the pace of audience comprehension. Please try to limit or avoid jargon. 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 of each paper, usually at the end of the session. The moderator is responsible for keeping speakers to 20 minutes. The moderator speaks last, and it is therefore in his/her/their interest to maintain the schedule.

English is the conference language. We recommend that any speakers who are not native speakers of English accompany their talks with a PowerPoint presentation.

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

Please prepare an abstract, 150 words maximum. The deadline for sending the abstract is May 20, 2022. Send your abstract to psyart@jyu.fi. If your abstract is accepted, registration details will follow.

 


 

Student Fellowships

The PsyArt Foundation is offering up to two fellowship scholarships:

1. Norman and Jane Holland Travel Fellowship of $500 / €430 for outstanding graduate student papers (prior to completing the Ph.D.). We consider individually authored papers that contribute to the psychological / psychoanalytical study of the arts, including literature. These can be awarded only once per person, but you can apply every year until you win. To be considered for a fellowship, once your abstract has been accepted to the conference, please send the complete text of your paper by March 31, 2022, to PsyArt Vice-President, Paavo Manninen, at psyart@jyu.fi. No recommendations are necessary.

 

  1. In memoriam of our longtime Vice President, Andrew Gordon, the PsyArt Foundation also offers one Andrew Gordon Fellowshipof $500 / €430 for Ph.D. students who are participating at the conference for the first time. We consider individually authored papers that contribute to the psychological / psychoanalytical study of the arts, including literature. Allocation of scholarship is on a first-come, first-served basis. A supporting letter from the supervisor is necessary. To be considered for a fellowship, send your conference abstract and supporting letter by March 31, 2022, to PsyArt Vice-President, Paavo Manninen, at psyart@jyu.fi.

 


 

Registration Form 2022

The deadline for sending us your title and abstract is May 20, 2022, or when we have 75 accepted abstracts, registration forms, and registration fees, whichever comes sooner. Once you receive notice that your abstract is accepted, you will be notified and can then pay your fees to be assured a place at the conference.

For each person attending the conference, please fill out a separate online form and pay the registration fee. Please indicate clearly “No Paper” if that is the case. Otherwise indicate the title and abstract below.

For a complete registration, we require three items:

  1. A completed registration form(see below) including paper title.
  2. Brief abstract of paper (150 words maximum), if you are giving a paper. These abstracts enable us to decide if your paper is acceptable for the conference and then to place your paper in an appropriate session. We also publish them online.
  3. A registration fee. See registration payment details below.

Important:

  • Ensure your email address is typed correctly to receive a response. If, by May 30, 2022, you are not receiving e-mails from us, let us know.
  • Do not assume that some currency arrangement you made the previous year is still effective.
  • Do not leave your registration for someone else to complete unless you are a guest, i.e., a child under 18, friend, or family member attending as a non-presenter.
  • Ensure that we have your complete registration (all three items) and your correct e-mail address. Fill out a separate form and pay for each person attending.

 


 

Registration Fees & Payments

To register, click here. U.S. and non-U.S. registrants will be taken to our PsyArt account at Eventbrite.com.

 
USD represents the fixed price for the conference registration fees.
 

  • $50 (USD) plus processing fee. Regular registration.
  • $75 (USD) plus processing fee. Late registration, May 28-June 1, 2022.
  • $25 (USD) plus processing fee. Non-presenters (listeners only).

 

$25 of the conference registration fee is a non-refundable tax-deductible donation to The PsyArt Foundation, which supports the conference, the journal, and the listserv. If you require a refund, it will not include the processing fee or $25 donation.

 

Late Fees

$25 will be added to registration fee after May 27, 2022. No payments will be accepted after June 1, 2022.

The registration fee (except for the $25 non-refundable donation) is refundable for any reason until June 1, 2022, but not for any reason thereafter. The $25 donation makes you a member of PsyArt, which also entitles you to attend and to vote at the annual meeting to be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Please do attend and vote.

 

If you are having problems registering or have any other questions related to registration, please contact our Treasurer, Marcie Newton, at mnewton@albany.edu.

To register, click here. U.S. and non-U.S. registrants will be taken to our PsyArt account at Eventbrite.com.

 


 
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38th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts Program

June 29–June 30, 2022

 

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST/ET).
Please check your own time zone. E.g., BST is +5 hours; CEST is +6 hours (Note: we changed time zone to EST to avoid BST/GMT confusion.)

This event is sponsored by PsyArt and is hosted via Zoom by University at Albany.

Table of Contents
Wednesday, June 29
Thursday, June 30
 


 

Wednesday, June 29 (EST)

 

8:30–8:45 AM: WELCOME

 

8:45–10:00 AM: PLENARY PRESENTATION

Dr. Henrik Enckell (of Finland), psychoanalyst (IPA): Literature and Psychoanalytic Process: A Look Through the Lens of Metaphor.

 

10:10–11:40 AM: PANEL 1: ANTIGONE, PSYCHOANALYTIC LITERATURE STUDIES, AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

Samir Dayal: Antigone at the Crossroads: Ethical Loneliness

Elyse Zucker: Projection and the Pursuit of Self in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Lisa Winter: Psychotherapy as Festival. Essence of the therapeutic setting from a cultural science perspective

 

10:10–11:40 AM: PANEL 2: FILM AND THEATRE

Paula Leverage: Reading Minds in Marcel Carné’s Les Visiteurs du soir

Joseph M. Meyer: Breaking through the Neomodern Despair: How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Produced a Moment of Awe

Rosella Tomassoni, Francesco Spilabotte and Valentina Coccarelli: The Theatre of Gian Carlo Riccardi: Some Psychological Considerations

 


11:40 AM–12:40 PM: BREAK


 

12:40–2:10 PM: PANEL 3: STUDIES ON LITERATURE, FILM, AND DERRIDA

Mary Valentis: Death and the Mother: Unwinding Phantom Threads and Invisible Cords in Joyce, Freud, Klein, McQueen, and Anderson

Peter Barglow: Male Self-esteem in Henry James’ “The Portrait of a Lady”, 1881

Antal Bokay: Beyond Pleasure, Back to Mourning – Derrida’s Life- and Thanatography

 

12:40–2:10 PM: PANEL 4: ARTISTIC MOTIVATION AND SUBLIMATION

Zoltan Kovary: Unsuccessful Sublimation and Nightmares – The Anatomy of Psychological Breakdown

Todd O. Williams: Envy and Gratitude as Conflicting Artistic Motivations in Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Karen Bekker: Cezanne’s Confusion of Sensations

 

2:20–4:00 PM: SOCIAL GATHERING

 


Thursday, June 30 (EST)

 

9:00–10:30 AM: PANEL 5: CHILDREN AND PARENTS

Marcie Newton: Precocious Performances: A Psycho-Legal Examination of Cuties and the Hypersexualization of Children in the Media and Entertainment Industry

Nozomi Yamane: What two children find in journey: logotherapeutic analysis of the film Spirited Away

Karen Pepper: Too much and not enough: two memoirs about mothers, daughters, and the art of feeding

 

9:00–10:30 AM: PANEL 6: AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Eeva Pihlaja “Here quietude is linked with stillness” – Winnicott’s silent core of the self and aesthetic experience

Jussi Saarinen: The feeling of “getting it right” in painting 

Patricia Townsend: Is the Creative Process the same for all Artforms? A view from psychoanalysis and neuroscience
 

10:40–11:40 AM: PANEL 7: NEUROAESTHETICS AND VIRTUAL REALITY

Glauco Cioffi: Neuroaesthetics: embodied simulation, sensorimotor engagement, and emotions

Ekaterina Muravevskaia: Virtual Reality Empathy Game based on the folklore narrative: Creating Virtual Role Play Environments for Children to Practice Emotional Interactions with the Virtual Characters

 

10:40 AM–11:40 AM: PANEL 8: LACAN

Alexander Venetis: Interpretation as Interpolation:  Sense, Non-Sense & Significance in Lacanianism

Robert Silhol: On the function of art

 


11:40 AM–12:40 PM:BREAK


 

12:40–2:10 PM: PANEL 9: SLAVERY, RAPE, TRAUMA AND THE UNNAMEABLE

Shanee Stepakoff: “And Check the Rising Tumult of the Soul”: Textual Emblems of Enslavement Trauma in the Poems of Phillis Wheatley

Monika Szafrańska: Raped women in the polish translations of the Bible

Rose Gupta: The Frankenstein Metaphor: Encountering the mindless intent to destroy

 

12:40–2:10 PM: PANEL 10: EDUCATION AND THE ARTISTIC PROCESS

Henrique Muga: Psychology for art students

Juliana Pepper: Experimental Storytelling and the Manifestations of Memory

Rebecca Gimeno: Wearing the ghost: Death, objects, and adornment

 

2:20–3:20 PM: MEMBERS’ MEETING

 

3:30–5:00 PM: CLOSING VIRTUAL SOCIAL GATHERING

 


 

Thank you for joining us!

Table of Contents

Welcome
Papers
Student Fellowships
Registration Form
Fees & Payments
Program
Zoom FAQ