CFP: Mythology in Contemporary Culture (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Anais Spitzer
contact email: 

The Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel of the Popular Culture
Association invites submissions for the 2006 ACA/PCA National Conference, to
be held in Atlanta, Georgia from April 12-16, 2006.

The"Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel is dedicated to exploring
mythological figures and themes in all areas of popular culture-from movies,
video games and television to literature, politics and blogs-and the
significance of these mythological images and motifs in contemporary,
postmodern culture.

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

. Technology and mythology
. Myths of destruction, especially as they pertain to the tsunami,
London bombings and the war in Iraq
. Myths of otherness (some possible areas of exploration include but
are not limited to the new Fall television line up of "invaders among us"
sci-fi thrillers; blockbuster movies such as War of the Worlds, Alien,
etc.; the political debates surrounding gay marriage, etc.)

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


Please submit a 250-word abstract no later than November 1, 2005 to:

Anais Spitzer

Submissions must include name, contact information, and institutional

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