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FREEDOM 2019 : FREEDOM AND AUTHENTICITY - International Interdisciplinary Conference

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Link: http://freedom-conference.pl/
 
When Nov 25, 2019 - Nov 26, 2019
Where Gdańsk
Submission Deadline Oct 20, 2019
Categories    interdisciplinary   psychology   identity   cuture studies
 

Call For Papers

CFP:

Since the postmodern movements such as Pop and hyperrealist art or literary genres ̶ New Journalism and creative non-fiction questioned the status of the real and the imitated, the concept of authenticity has called for a constant reevaluation. Walter Benjamin’s 1935 assumption that “the presence of the original is the prerequisite to the concept of authenticity” has been called into question with the corporate and advertising practice continually rebranding the concept of authenticity to suit mass consumers’ needs. Why is it then that within the contemporary culture, with modes of expressions such as irony, cynicism and sarcasm strongly present, the notions of authenticity and freedom are still heavily linked with spiritual awakening and happiness? To what extent do authenticity, individuality and freedom function as mere commercial products and advertising slogans? Have they over time become shallow romantic ideals or do they still hold the substance to be discovered and implemented into one’s line of thinking and living? What makes freedom and authenticity creatively attractive to artists, thinkers and spiritual teachers? Can authenticity be defined, measured, conceptualized in the contemporary context of relativism? What are the main dynamics between freedom and authenticity?

During the conference, we strive to discuss the contemporary status of authenticity and freedom, their interrelationship and their association with concepts such as sincerity, individuality, vulnerability, creativity and many others.

We invite researchers representing various academic disciplines: art, film studies, literature, theatre studies, media studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, politics, cognitive studies, to name a few.

Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical inquiries, personal reflections, problem-oriented arguments, comparative analyses and creative expressions.

We will be happy to hear from experienced scholars and young academics, doctoral and graduate students, as well as professionals from various disciplines. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.

I. Sociology, Anthropology, History

-National and local authenticity
-Quest for authenticity in the context of social and historical crisis

II. Psychology and Psychiatry

-Authenticity and self-growth
-Authenticity and emotional armory – perfectionism, numbing, etc.
-Authenticity and shame
-Authenticity and vulnerability
-Authenticity and self-image
-Authenticity and individuality: self-absorption versus self-confrontation

III. Literature, Film, Theatre, Visual Arts

-Realism, hyperrealism, naturalism
-Authenticity and intertextuality: concepts such as original artwork, reproduction,
printed representation, copy, etc.
-Ghostwriting, diaries, biographies, autobiographies
-Authenticity and adaptation
-Authenticity and creativity

IV. Media Studies

-Fake news
-Social media marketing and authenticity
-Freedom of speech


V. Philosophy and Worldviews

-Freedom and authenticity as philosophical concepts
-Authenticity and ethics
-Authenticity and freedom as the highest humanistic values
-Existential, postmodern and contemporary view on authenticity

Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute
presentations, together with a short biographical note by 20 October 2019 to:

conferencefreedom@gmail.com


The conference language is English.

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