THE 1998 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
IN LITERATURE-AND-PSYCHOLOGY
St. Petersburg, Russia
July 2-6, 1998

List of 1998 participants

The program for 1998

The abstracts for 1998


The 1998 Conference will be held July 2-6 in St. Petersburg at the St. Petersburg hotel, facing on the River Neva. (We have been unsuccessful in our attempts to book the Winter Palace, alas.) The hotel is modern and flashy and centrally located, within walking distance of the Nevsky Prospekt.

As ever, we invite papers concerning literature, film, or other arts such as photography or music and making use of psychoanalysis or other psychologies. We welcome the participation of both scholars and mental health clinicians.

Plenary sessions will be held at the Hotel St. Petersburg. Daniel Rancour-Laferriere, the well-known expert on Russian literature and psychoanalysis has agreed to be one of our plenary speakers.) Other sessions will tak place at the East European Institute for Psychoanalysis, one of the principal conference sponsors.

St. Petersburg is the most beautiful city in Russia and one of the most beautiful in the world, full of eighteenth-century buildings facing a lacework of canals. We plan to include tours of the canals, the Hermitage museum, one of the most magnificent collections of art in the world, and of Petrodvorets (the overwhelming summer residence of the czars, with gardens, statuary, and magnificent fountains).

The cost for the entire package--conference registration, transfers to and from the airport and the hotel, five nights at the hotel, all meals, coffee breaks, reception, banquet, and tours--will be $750 per person, payable in two installments: $250 as deposit and the remaining $500 due upon arrival at the conference. Your only additional cost is visa and airfare.

We will book 30 single rooms and 20 doubles. Following a decision of the Steering Committee, we will limit the number of papers to fifty to keep the conference to a reasonable size and eliminate the three-way simultaneous sessions we have needed in recent years.

Obtaining a Russian visa can be complicated and can take time. You should inquire at your nearest Russian consulate. If you are planning to do some tourism in Russia, you will need a visa for the entire time of your stay, not just the conference. This will apparently require a letter from our Russian colleagues inviting you to the conference "and associated activities." We are working on arrangements for such letters now.

Because of the time needed to obtain visas, the deadline is early this time, February 15, 1998 for receipt of paper topics, abstracts, and the $250 deposit (payable to GAP-International). Refunds of the deposit will be possible until May 1, 1998. We will prioritize people who wish to give papers on a first come-first served basis, and we will will keep a waiting list in case there are cancellations. Therefore we encourage you to complete your registration (registration form, paper topic, abstract, and $250 deposit) the sooner the better. If you are reading this on our Web site, there is a registration form you can fill out below, but note that your registration will not be complete and your giving of a paper established until we receive your initial deposit.

North American registrants should send their registration fees to the IPSA office:

Mrs. Sonja Moreno
IPSA / Department of English
P.O. Box 117310
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7310
e-mail: smoreno@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu

East European registrants (Russians or those from former Soviet bloc countries with soft currencies) should inquire about registering at a reduced rate through:

Professor Sergei Tcherkasov at
East-European Institute of Psychoanalysis
P.O. Box N 645
RUSSIA 197349 St. Petersburg
Fax: (812) 114-3927 or 235-2857

Because our local bank puts a heavy surcharge on foreign checks, Western European and other registrants should send their registration with a Eurocheque for $250 U.S. or the equivalent to:

Professeur Robert SILHOL
U.E.R. Institut d'Anglais Charles V
10, rue Charles V
75004 Paris FRANCE
e-mail: silhol@paris7.jussieu.fr

Many of you will want to take advantage of the opportunity to tour Moscow and other Russian cities. For that we refer you to:

Ella Tcherkasova
Executive Director, Petrointour
5/2 Pirogesvskaya Nab.
194175 St. Petersburg, Russia
Phone: 7-812-545-8735
Fax: 7-812-542-8691
e-mail: ella@petrointour.spb.su

At present, we do not have information about hotel rates for those who wish to come to St. Petersburg before July 2 or stay after July 6. Nor do we have information now about differences in rates between single rooms and doubles. We will provide data as soon as we can at this Web site and on the PSYART list. Please, therefore, from time to time recheck this site or email us for updates.

Registration form for the 1998 Conference.

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