SCANDAL AND THE TRICKSTER/SAMLA 11/13-15/20
The trickster figure, agent of disruption and change, has had numerous and diverse manifestations in literature, film, and popular culture. Joseph Campbell characterized the trickster as having “a very special property…he always breaks in…to trip up the rational situation. He’s both a fool and someone who’s beyond the system. And the trickster represents all those possibilities of life that your mind hasn’t decided it wants to deal with.” This panel will focus on how the trickster figure emerges as a catalyst for scandal, causing destruction, but ultimately leading to creative growth. Literary topics, as well as those exploring large and small-screen expressions, are welcome. Please submit an abstract of 200-250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests by June 26, 2020, to Myrna Santos at ESLCARE@aol.com.