Mythic Mediations: Ancient and Modern Interpretations of Greek Myths Nov 30, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Shelly Jansen
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Mythic Mediations:Ancient and Modern Interpretations of Greek Myths 


Following the successful outcome of a panel on theInterpretation and Influence of Greek Myths, we are seeking additional chaptercontributions in order to complete a book collection. This volume aims toinvestigate and foster new insights into Greek myths as portrayed in ancienttragedy, comedy, epic, or poetry as well as modern interpretations of mythologicalsources in all genres including novels, poems, films and/or dramatic works.  


We are particularly interested in papers that explore thefollowing issues in relationship to Greek myths:


Gender and/or sexuality in myth

Myth and the representation of woman/women

Myth and ethnicity and/or identity

The violence of/in myth  

Myth and psychoanalysis (Freudian, Jungian, etc.) 

The sacred/sacrifice in myth

Deconstructionist interpretations of myth

Intercultural interpretations of myths

Myth and theatre/performance/

Myth in popular culture

Exile and myth

Utopia and myth



Proposals for papers need to contain the followinginformation:



Email Address

Title of Paper

Brief abstract/summary of the paper (300 - 500 words)

A rough estimate of word count of paper, if known


Deadline for submission: Monday, November 30th.


Abstracts and inquiries should be addressed to:

Shelly Jansen

SUNY Binghamton