Please consider submitting an abstract to the following session at the NeMLA's 49th Convention that will take place April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA:
Ancient Myth and National Spaces in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
In this current age of resurgent nationalism, questions of national origin and legitimation take on a new importance. This panel, which welcomes submissions from scholars working within or across different national literary traditions, will explore the use of ancient myth in justifications of territorial conquests and the defense and legitimation of national spaces.
Issues that papers may address include (but are not limited to):
Ancient and pseudo-ancient foundation myths