Our 2010 annual International Literature and Psychology Conference will take place in Pécs, Hungary June 23-28, 2010. Its organizer, was also the host of our very first Psyart conference in 1983.

Pécs is an old university town in southwest Hungary. It was declared a World Historical Site by UNESCO, and for one year, in 2010, it will be holding the title of Cultural Capital of Europe. Pécs was a major Roman city in the second and third centuries, then a medieval center, with the first Hungarian university founded in 1367. Today it has 150,000 inhabitants and a university with 30,000 students. It has a mild dry Mediterranean climate. Pécs is near the Croatian border. Budapest is 200 km (130 miles), Vienna is 260 km (160 miles), and the Dalmatian coast is 400 km (250 miles) away.

You can find information on the city on its official web-site (http://en.pecs.hu/) and on the site of the Cultural Capital Program (http://en.pecs2010.hu/).

The local organizers of the conference are the University of Pécs, the Psychoanalysis Ph.D. Program, the local branch of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Imago East-West.

The site of the conference is the Academy House, the research center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences:

MTA Szekhaz

The conference site is 15 minutes from the city center on the slopes of the hill where Pécs is built.

We will be served by the local tourist agency, Tensi Tours.

There is a good intercity connection between Pécs and Budapest (a train every two hours), but if you plan to come to Pécs directly from the Budapest airport, we suggest you to use the airport transfer service to Pécs . It will save you both time and money.

Tensi Tours reserved accomodation for us in three different hotels (this is really important as Pécs will have hundreds of programs in 2010, and June is a popular month for different festivals). All are about ten minutes walk from the Academy House, closer to the city center.

Following the interest shown in this in Viterbo we offer post-conference programs.

Please find the reservation form for all activities, transfer, accommodation postconfernce tours here.

Papers should be short, 20 minutes at most. Ours is a very convivial conference, but the one complaint we get again and again is that speakers do not stick to the time limit! Please begin now to think about observing this time limit, so as to allow for the maximum number of presenters. Normal speaking rate is 140 words per minute, and, for clarity, a scholarly presentation should be somewhat slower. Our standard 20-minute limit allows you to speak about 2400 words. An additional 5 minutes are allotted for discussion after each paper, and the remaining time will serve for discussion at the end of the session. For each session, there will be a moderator responsible for keeping speakers within twenty minutes. The moderator speaks last in the session, and it is therefore to his or her self-interest to keep to the schedule.

Papers may be in English, French, or German, and they may deal with any application of psychology to the study of literature, film, or the other arts. And, if submitted for publication in the journal after the conference, they can be as long or short as you like. Please prepare your abstract and add it to the registration form below. Abstracts must be less than 150 words. Any excess will simply be ignored. Also, please,in a separate e-mail, e-mail your abstract to our program assistant, .

We recommend that speakers in English who are not native speakers of English accompany their talks with PowerPoint. Please prepare your abstract and add it to the registration form below. Abstracts must be less than 150 words. Any excess will simply be ignored.

The deadline for sending us your title and abstract and registration fee is April 1 or the time at which we receive 65 abstracts, titles and registration fees, whichever comes sooner. Papers with completed registration, i.e., all three items submitted, by the deadline are assured a slot on the program. Abstracts submitted after then will be put on a waiting list and will be put on the program as cancellations permit.

For a complete registration, we require three items:

  1. a completed registration form (see below) including paper title
  2. title and brief abstract of paper (150 words maximum; excess will be omitted). These abstracts enable us to place your paper in an appropriate session. We will also publish them online and distribute the abstracts at the conference.
  3. A registration fee of $295 U.S. You will find instructions for payment after the registration form below. The $295 includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to the PsyArt Foundation, as voted in 2005. This figure has been made necessary by our loss of financial support from the University of Florida and the weakening of the dollar against the euro, which has increased our expenses. The registration fee is refundable (except for the $25 donation) for any reason until May 1, but not thereafter for any reason. The donation makes you a member of PsyArt, entitled—and encouraged—to attend and vote at the annual meeting of PsyArt which will take place on June 27 at the conference in Pécs.

Registration Form 2010

Important: Include your e-mail address below. It will not come through to us automatically from this form, and, if we don't have it, our communications with you will be impossible. Make very sure it is typed in correctly.

If, by April, you are not getting e-mail from us, let us know. Your registration has probably gone wrong. Do not assume that some currency arrangement you made the previous year is still effective. Do not leave your registration for some friend to do. Make sure that we have your complete registration (all three items!) and your correct e-mail address. Communicate!

Last name:
First Name and Initial:
e-mail address (important! be sure it is correct!):
Re-type to confirm your e-mail address:
Affiliation (e.g., Department and University):
Preferred Mailing Address:
For U.S. addresses:
For non-U.S. addresses:
Mail code:
Telephone during business hours (include all codes):
Telephone during non-business hours (include all codes):
Fax Phone (include all codes):
For how many people do you need housing? One Two Three
Names of persons coming with you to the conference:
When are you arriving at the conference?Date: Time:
When are you leaving the conference?Date: Time:
Do you have any special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian)?
For each person attending the conference in your party, please fill out the sections above in a new online form. Please indicate clearly in the adjoining space "No Paper" if that is the case for this person. Otherwise indicate the title and abstract below. And please provide a registration fee for each person in your party attending the conference (see below). The expense for the conference managers is the same for each attendee, whether or not that person is giving a paper.

What is your exact paper title?
Please enter your abstract here. The abstract should be no longer than 150 words. Words after the 150th will be omitted. Please note that your registration is not complete until we have received the abstract.
In what language will you deliver your paper?

What special equipment do you need (VCR, tape recorder, slide projector, etc.)?
Remember that European video formats are different from the U.S.'s.
Do you have anything else you wish to tell us, for example, dates on which you cannot speak or papers you wish to be paired with? We will do our best to accommodate you.
Address inquiries about your registration to:
To reduce spam, please enter the last name of the founder of psychoanalysis:

Last-minute changes in titles, abstracts, and schedule cause endless difficulty for the organizers. This year, we will not accept changes in title or abstract after May 15 nor changes in the schedule after one week from the time the organizers e-mail the schedule.


Your conference registration fee pays for a reception Wednesday evening June 23,sessions from Thursday June 24 through Sunday morning June 27, coffee breaks, a walking tour of Pécs on Thursday afternoon June 24, and a bus tour to the area around Pcs and a final banquet on Sunday, June 27. The registration fee is $295 U.S., $25 of which is a tax-deductible donation to the PsyArt Foundation which supports the conference, the journal, and the listserv. The registration fee (except for the 25$ donation) is refundable for any reason until May 1, but not for any reason thereafter. The donation makes you a member of PsyArt, entitled to attend and vote at the annual meeting to be held on Sunday, June 27, in Pécs. Please do attend and vote in Pécs.

U.S. registrants can send a check to our treasurer, made out to "PsyArt Foundation". Our address is:

PsyArt Foundation
c/o Norman Holland
5000 S.W. 25t Blvd., Apt. 3117
Gainesville FL 32608-8931

Alternatively, both U.S. and non-U.S. registrants from many countries can pay through our PsyArt account at PayPal.com. That way you can simply charge your registration to your credit card over the Internet with no delay and save the bother of writing and mailing a check. If you do pay this way, however, we ask that you add 3% ($9) to your payment, because that is what PayPal charges us for a credit card payment into the account.

For Western European and other non-U.S. registrants, our local bank puts a heavy surcharge on foreign checks. We much prefer that you use PayPal. If necessary, you can arrange a check for us through your bank. Non-U.S. registrants who cannot arrange payment through their banks or through PayPal should contact .

Registrants may choose to sign up for a PayPal account during the Web "Accept payment" process. An "account" simply means telling PayPal your name, address, and your credit card number.

Registrants outside the U.S. may need to take a few extra steps to pay or to establish a PayPal account. You may need to sign up for PayPal separately before making payment to the conference. Here are the directions for doing so.

Signing up for a PayPal account does not commit you to anything—it just enables you to use your credit card to make payments on the Internet to this conference (and anything else that catches your fancy). The Wall Street Journal, no less!, assures us that this method of payment is more secure than check or money order.

To begin the PayPal payment process, click on the icon to the right—.