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CfP: Madness, Mental Illness and Mind Doctors in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture Thumbnail

CfP: Madness, Mental Illness and Mind Doctors in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture

Posted by Benjamin E. Noad on December 13, 2017 in Blog, News, Uncategorized tagged with

Date: 3rd – 4th May 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh Website: www.madnessinpopculture.com Deadline: 2nd February 2018     “Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.” Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum (1989)   In Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault writes that “madness fascinates man”. Indeed, examples of this dark allure are present throughout the ages. From tales of those who paid a penny on Sundays to view the insane held at London’s Bethlem Hospital in the early nineteenth century, to ever popular portrayals of mental illness an