4th International Aksit Göktürk Conference

4TH INTERNATIONAL AKŞİT GÖKTÜRK CONFERENCE

MADNESS IN LITERATURE

04-06 NOVEMBER 2013

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 04 November 2013 – Dr. Marco Bernini

(Durham University)

05 November 2013 – Ayfer Tunç

VENUE: 04-05 NOVEMBER 2013, ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY, AVRASYA INSTITUTE, BEYAZIT

06 NOVEMBER 2013, AHMET HAMDİ TANPINAR MUSEUM LIBRARY, GÜLHANE

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Madness is a concept of relativity, types and degrees alongside being a state and experience with its own realities. Even though primarily it refers to the field and science of psychiatry and psychology, it has leaked into everything human. Literature, embracing everything human and also being regarded as a field or activity not ordinary, normal or sane, has explored the states of “madness” for ages. Melancholia, hedonism, materialism, utopias, chemicals or arts- all breed insanity. Artists,scientists and women, among other groups, have been called mad. Some madwomen and madmen have been regarded as heroines and heroes and some heroes and heroines have been tortured as madmen and madwomen. The label “mad” has also provided opportunities for privileged groups to control or oppress the disadvantaged or the “other. This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the nature and significance of madness and its impact on diverse fields of art such as literature, drama, film or painting.

To encourage innovative dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from diverse disciplines.

Suggested topics:

Madwomen and Madmen

Divine and Diabolical Madness

Madness and Creativity

Madness and Sadness

Madness and Idealism

Better Mad Than Bad

Madly in Love

The Language of Madness

The Label “ Mad” as a Tool of Oppression

Madness as Mask

PLEASE SEND YOUR PROPOSALS WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE NO LATER THAN 21JUNE 2013.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE WILL BE SENT NO LATER THAN 5 JULY 2013.

REGISTRATION FEES SHOULD BE DEPOSITED NO LATER THAN 19 AUGUST 2013.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

Regular Participation Fee $150

Research Assistant Participation Fee $75

Student Participation Fee $50

Please note the following:

*Admission is free for participation without paper.

** Include the name of the conference delegate on the bank receipt.

*** Send us a copy of your bank receipt via e-mail.

**** Commissions charged by both the Turkish bank and the participants’ local bank will be covered by the participants themselves.

*****The registration fee covers costs of full participation, conference package, ‘cocktail’ (no alcohol on university premises), lunches and coffee breaks, and copy of the book of abstracts.

******The conference program will be announced following the completion of the depositing of fees.

*******The book of abstracts will include only the abstracts of participants who will have deposited their registration fees in due time.

********All the presentations made at the conference will be published approximately one year after.

Please deposit the total amount in USD ($) to the following bank account:

Garanti Bankası

Account No: 443/9088788

IBAN: TR31 0006 2000 4430 0009 0887 88

Please deposit the total amount in Euro (€) to the following bank account:

Garanti Bankası

Hesap No: 443/9088787

IBAN: TR58 0006 2000 4430 0009 0887 87

Turkish citizens may pay in Turkish Liras (TL) to the following bank account:

Garanti Bankası

Hesap No: 443/6662310

IBAN: TR70 0006 2000 4430 0006 6623 10

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The Golden Horn Hotel

The Arden Hotel

Hotel Halı

İstanbul Orient Hostel

Contact address: iagc@istanbul.edu.tr

Contact person: Ms. Tuğçe Alkış

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