CFP: [General] Mythology in Contemporary Culture

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Anais Spitzer
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Mythology in Contemporary Culture


2008 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual Conference
San Francisco, California
March 19 - 22, 2008

The “Mythology in Contemporary Culture” area is dedicated to exploring
mythological figures and motifs (from all cultures and historical
periods) in all areas of popular cultureâ€"from movies, video games and
television to novels, politics and blogsâ€"and the significance of these
mythological figures and motifs in contemporary, postmodern culture.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

• Women heroines in mythology in relation to the current-day
depiction of female athletes and women in sports
• The ocean
• China and/or the 2008 Olympics

All abstracts pertaining to the general theme of mythology in
contemporary culture are welcome.


Please submit a 250-word abstract no later than November 9, 2007 to:

Submissions must include name and institutional affiliation.

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