Alcoholism, Sexoholism and Other Addictions About Conference

About Conference

Alcoholism, Sexoholism and Other Addictions


International Interdisciplinary Conference in Krakow, Poland


9th December 2016


The programme is now available!!!


Venue: The Campanile Krakow Hotel, św. Tomasza Street no. 34 Krakow


Deadline for proposals: 20th October 2016


Contact e-mail addresses:




University of Gdańsk (Poland)

McGill University (Canada)

InMind Support (Poland)



Scientific Committee:


Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk

Amanda Chalupa – McGill University



Alcoholism, Sexoholism and Other Addictions – call for papers


  By living in constant stress, rivalry, hurry and uncertainty of tomorrow, we become victims of various addictions more and more often. During our international conference we would like to observe this phenomenon in a possibly broadest perspective. We will be interested in all kinds of addictions: both the most popular, well-known ones, and the rarest, eccentric and surprising ones. We would like to talk about alcoholism, drug addiction, workaholism, sexoholism, but also, for instance, addictions to sushi, fortune telling, or taking part in conferences. We will describe addictions in their present and historical aspects, in cultural, social and individual dimensions, in fields such as various studies, art and everyday life.  That is why we invite researchers representing various academic disciplines: psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology, politics, philosophy, history, literary studies, theatre studies, film studies, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, cognitive sciences, economics, law, to name w few.

  Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical inqueries, problem-oriented arguments or comparative analyses.

  We will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young academics at the start of their careers, as well as doctoral and graduate students. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.



  Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not restricted to:


I.    Everyday life

- Games people play

- Addiction as entertainment

- Addiction as escape

- Addiction as self-destructiveness

- Addictions and crimes

- Positive aspects of addictions

- Addicts’ families

- Life without addictions


II.    Literature and Art

- Literature and Art about addicts and addictions

- Addictions and narrative

- Addictions and representation

- Addicted artists

- Addiction to writing

- Addiction to reading

- Literature and Art as therapy


III.    Science

- Addictions and compulsive-obsessive disorder

- Addictions and neurosis

- Addictions and psychosis

- Addictions and hypochondria

- Addictions and trauma

- Addictions and mind

- Addictions and brain

- Addictions and soma

- Therapeutic methods of coping with addictions


IV.    Variety of addictions

- Addictions and cultural differences

- Common addictions

- Rare addictions

- Women’s addictions

- Men’s addictions

- Children’s addictions

- Politicians’ addictions

- Priests’ addictions

- Animals’ addictions


Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 20th October 2016 both to prof. Wojciech Owczarski, University of Gdańsk:



Confirmation of acceptance will be sent by 23rd October 2016.


The conference language is English.







Last modified: 29.11.2016