The title of this conference, "Affect and Action: Psyche in a Time of Crisis" acknowledges the current state of the variety of manifest emotional responses globally to the onslaught of crises facing humanity and the centrality of psyche in articulating, holding and acting on these concerns.
Ecologically our planet, our home, is undergoing a period of gradual but sustained warming. Our world seems split and in turmoil; hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods and drought cause devastation and terrible consequences for human life as New Orleans knows only too well. Cultures and values clash. Numerous countries are positioned in a state of armed international conflict. Economically, life is no more secure. Our world feels fragile.
How to respond? This is one of the psychological challenges of our age.
In the spirit of listening to the „throb of creation itself‟ and as we attempt to find ourselves reflected in our world, JSSS invites proposals for presentation at this conference. We invite responses that explore “affect,” manifest emotion, and its relationship to “action,” both individually and collectively: personally, in families, as communities, in relation to culture and the arts, politics and science.
This conference offers an opportunity for multi-disciplinary reflection, investigation and rumination as together we seek to clarify and understand the current state of our world and
its affective impact on us.
Presentations that address the following questions will be particularly welcome:
1) What affect and action are taking place or need yet to take place regarding: nature, eco-systems, climate, space, animals and human bodies?
2) What affect and action are taking place or needs yet to take place regarding: politics, cultural change, economics, education, international relations, conflict and war?
3) What affect and action are taking place or needs yet to take place regarding: race, gender, identity, nation, history and spirituality?
4) What are significant examples of affect and action in any cultural medium?
5) What responses are open and sustainable to individuals and communities in the face of such concerns?
The Program Committee welcomes submissions for research papers (single, joint or multi-authored), round tables (works in progress), panels, workshops, poster sessions and artistic presentations which explore the conference theme. You are invited to submit a 500-word (max) proposal. Please format it suitably so that it can be published as an abstract in the conference program. Please note, that the academic organizing committee may exercise its prerogative to reallocate presentation formats other than those originally applied for.
Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2011
Click here for Submission Guidelines & more info: http://www.thejungiansociety.org/Jung%20Society/Conferences/Conference%202012/CFP-JSSS-2012.pdf