For details of an upcoming conference at University of Birmingham, with a keynote address by Professor Femi Oyebode on ‘Madness at the Theatre: Plays and Inner Life’ please follow the links below.
The conference will “….seek to explore productive interactions between narrative and mental health both historically and in the present day. Bringing together psychologists, psychiatrists, philosophers, GPs, service users, and historians of literature and medicine, we will investigate the patient experience through the prism of literature and personal narrative to inform patient-centred care and practice, and focus on ways in which literature might be beneficial in cases of burnout and sympathy fatigue”
Further information is available here: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/english/events/2018/mind-reading-conference-2018.aspx
View the draft programme