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ADDICTIONS 2022 : ADDICTIONS - in Psychology, Culture and Arts


When Jun 23, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
Where online
Submission Deadline Jun 4, 2022
Notification Due Jun 7, 2022
Categories    interdisciplinary   culture   art   psychology

Call For Papers

ADDICTIONS - in Psychology, Culture and Arts

International Interdisciplinary Conference, 23-24 June 2022
online (via Zoom)


By living in constant stress, rivalry, hurry and uncertainty of tomorrow, we become victims of various addictions more and more often. During our international conference we would like to observe this phenomenon in a possibly broadest perspective. We will be interested in all kinds of addictions: both the most popular, well-known ones, and the rarest, eccentric and surprising ones. We would like to talk about alcoholism, drug addiction, workaholism, sexoholism, but also, for instance, addictions to sushi, fortune telling, or taking part in conferences. We will describe addictions in their present and historical aspects, in cultural, social and individual dimensions, in real life and in artistic representations. That is why we invite researchers and practitioners representing various disciplines: psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology, politics, philosophy, history, literary studies, theatre studies, film studies, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, cognitive sciences, law, to name w few.

Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical inqueries, problem-oriented arguments or comparative analyses.

We will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young academics, doctoral and graduate students. Therapists, counselors and practitioners in the field of addiction treatment are also very welcome. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.

Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not restricted to:

1. Everyday life

Games people play

Addiction as entertainment

Addiction as escape

Addiction as self-destructiveness

Addictions and crimes

Positive aspects of addictions

Addicts’ families

Life without addictions

2. Science

Addictions and compulsive-obsessive disorder

Addictions and neurosis

Addictions and psychosis

Addictions and hypochondria

Addictions and trauma

Addictions and mind

Addictions and brain

Addictions and soma

Therapeutic methods of coping with addictions

3. Society and culture

Addictions and cultural differences

Common addictions

Rare addictions

Gender related addictions

Age related addictions

Children’s addictions

Politicians’ addictions

Priests’ addictions

Animals’ addictions

4. Literature and art

Literature and art about addicts and addictions

Addictions and narrative

Addictions and representation

Addicted artists

Addiction to writing

Addiction to reading

Literature and art as therapy

Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 4 June 2022 to:
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 7 June 2021.

The conference language is English.

As our online conference will be international, we will consider the different time zones of our Participants.
The conference will be held virtually via Zoom. Different forms of presentations (also posters) are available

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