CFP: Bodies of Myth - New Perspectives (UK) (1/31/07; 7/13/07)

full name / name of organization: 
David Kennedy
contact email: 
d.kennedy@leedstrinity.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Bodies of Myth - New Perspectives

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The Department of Humanities at Leeds Trinity & All Saints invites =
submissions for a one-day conference on myth on July 13th 2007.

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The conference is dedicated to exploring mythological figures and themes =
in all areas of the humanities - from foundational myths of faith and =
nation to retellings of traditional stories - and the significance of =
these images and motifs in contemporary culture. The conference welcomes =
wide interpretations of the term 'contemporary' and contributions need =
not be confined to literature and culture of the last 10 years.=20

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Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:

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=A7 Myths of otherness - past and present (e.g. vampires, =
witches, 'aliens among us' science fiction)

=A7 Myths of metamorphoses and body transformation (e.g. =
retellings of Ovid, body art, etc.)

=A7 Myths and nations.

=A7 Celebrities and archetypes (e.g. the extent to which =
cultural figures such as Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana embody mythic =
archetypes)

=A7 Heroes, heroines, saints and martyrs.

=A7 Creative, performance-based or multimedia responses to the =
overall theme. (e.g. short readings or performances, screenings of short =
films and video works)

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Historical, theoretical, formalist, and political/cultural methodologies =
are welcome, as are submissions concerning all literary and visual =
genres, including those that treat literatures and cultures other than =
English. Submissions taking an interdisciplinary approach are =
particularly welcome.

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It is envisaged that there will be a number of panels covering different =
aspects of the overall topic so proposals are invited for contributions =
of 15-20 minutes in length.

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Deadline for Submission: January 31st 2007

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Please submit a 250-word abstract no later than January 31st 2007 to the =
email address below. If you are interested in making a creative, =
performance-based or multimedia contribution then please contact the =
conference co-ordinator Dr. David Kennedy to discuss what facilities you =
might need before sending a detailed proposal. Submissions must include =
name, contact information, and institutional affiliation as appropriate.

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Contact: Dr. David Kennedy via email at: d.kennedy_at_leedstrinity.ac.uk. =
Alternatively by post to: Leeds Trinity & All Saints, Brownberrie Lane, =
Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD, UK.

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches