Panel: Psychology and the Self in Victorian Science and Culture
I'm putting together a panel that very broadly explores "the self" as it is configured in competing models of the mind in the 19th century. This could include neurobiological/evolutionary explanations of the self; religious and mystical models;psychiatric and clinical models; the role of the unconscious; the impact of continental psychology on British thought (Freud and Breuer, Charcot and Salpêtrière); psychical research; mesmerism; and the literary, journalistic or artistic exploration of all of the above. I'm casting a wide net but hopefully the papers will come together to illuminate the "self" responsibility of Victorians in their creative,investigative and empirical attempts to re-imagine the modern subject. Obviously time is of the essence, so if you are interested please send me a title, 200 word abstract and a c.v. in the next few days (November 14th at the very latest). Earlier submissions greatly preferred. You'll have plenty of time to complete your paper as the conference is not until March - but the submission deadline for panels is November 15th. I look forward to hearing your paper suggestions, Courtenay Raia, Ph.D.
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