3rd Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness
Friday 15th - Wednesday 20th March 2002
Prague, Czech Republic
CALL FOR PAPERS
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of anthropology, criminology, cultural studies, legal studies, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology. Perspectives are also sought from those working in the caring professions, the media, prison services, politics, psychiatry and other work-related and vocational areas.
Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues
related to any of the following themes;
The nature and sources of evil and human wickedness
Moral intuitions about dreadful crimes
Psychopathic behaviour - mad or bad?
Choice, responsibility, and diminished responsibility
Social and cultural reactions to evil and human wickedness
The portrayal of evil and human wickedness in the media and
Suffering in literature and film
Individual acts of evil, group violence, holocaust and genocide; obligations of bystanders
Terrorism, war, ethnic cleansing
The search for meaning and sense in evil and human wickedness
The nature and tasks of theodicy
Religious understandings of evil and human wickedness
Postmodern approaches to evil and human wickedness
Ecocriticism, evil and suffering
Evil and the use/abuse of technology; evil in cyberspace
Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th January 2002. Full draft papers should be submitted by Friday 15th February 2002.
The conference is part of a larger series of ongoing conferences, run under the general banner 'At the Interface'. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
Following the previous 'Perspectives on Evil' conferences, an e-mail discussion group was created, and a new e-journal supporting the work of the conference series has been launched. Wickedness.Net - an online research and resource project has also commenced.
Papers accepted for the first conference are being published in two themed volumes; papers accepted for the second conference are being published in three themed volumes. Selected papers accepted for and presented at this conference will also be published in themed volumes. For further details and information, please contact: Dr Rob Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org
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