This conference invites contributions that engage with questions about mental and emotional lives across the full range of the English-language literature of Wales. There is a call for papers to be submitted that surround the issue of mental health and wellbeing and the study of Welsh writing in English into such discussions that are the essence of humanity. Alongside this recent growth in scholarship on mental health and cognitive/neurological diversity, Ingeborg Jandl et al. argue in their 2017 volume Writing Emotions that ‘After a long period of neglect, emotions have become an important topic in literary studies'. These are topics that are important to the way in which we live and who we are individually and as part of a whole.
If you want to submit your work then here's what they are looking for:
Proposals for 20-minute papers or multi-contributor panels should be sent to the organisers at by Monday 25 March 2019. Proposals for individual papers should be no more than 300 words long and should include a short biographical note. Proposals for panels should be no more than 500 words long and should include a short biographical note of each participant.
Proposals (either for individual papers or for panels) may be for critical work or for creative-critical crossover work.
They welcome papers from new and emerging scholars.
Please note that the conference will not accept proposals for all-male panels.