26th Annual Conference - Catania 2017
25th - 28th May
Rage and Mourning
Rage and Mourning are powerful affects that deeply disturb the human soul and interrupt the course of our existence. They are difficult to manage, to contain, to elaborate, and to overcome. They often underlie the principal suffering that human beings experience or inflict on others at an individual, group, or societal level. These affects are interconnected, and this interconnection is at the source of serious psychopathologies, as well as violent uncontrolled and/or uncontrollable acts. The Conference aim is to investigate the presence of these psychopathological and deviant behaviours, to try to understand their origin, to consider how to handle them, and to identify possible ways to prevent them. For the ancients, it was impossible to avoid rage and mourning (and their consequences) even for the Gods: Greek tragedies always deal with these issues. They were and are still performed in Syracuse, which is close to Catania, and we invite you to join us in a unique opportunity to elaborate on and experience, at a cultural and emotional level, the wealth of topics we will discuss at the Conference panels.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS • VINCENZO CARETTI (ROME) • SALVATORE CASTORINA (CATANIA) • JAMES GILLIGAN (USA) • REENA KAPOOR (YALE) • GIUSEPPINA MENDORLA (CATANIA) • CARINE MINNE (LONDON) • KONSTANTIN NEMIROVSKY (MOSCOW) • ADRIANO SCHIMMENTI (ENNA) • GIUSEPPE SPECIALE (CATANIA)