Echoes of Ancient Myths

A Panel on Echoes of Ancient Myths in Contemporary Literature
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Literature
5-8 June 2017, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of  Philology

The Literature Research Unit of ATINER organizes A Panel on Echoes of Ancient Myths in Contemporary Literature, 5-8 June 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Literature sponsored by the Athens Journal of Philology.

This panel aims to investigate the survival of ancient myth, or parts of an ancient myth, in any piece of contemporary literature, be it a play, a novel, a short story, etc. Remains of any myths of any cultural system are welcomed, as long as those myths are what we call ancient, or old–socially registered as part of the culture of a society that existed in pre-modern times–and still remain in the societies that came after that Ancient one. The main objective of this panel is to analyze the uses Contemporary Literature makes of ancient myths in its stories, in the development of its themes, and in the appeal to its readers. Thus, this panel will consider any works that deal with the reception of Ancient Folklore, Mythology, Tradition and Culture by the literature that was produced from the 20th Century onward. In short, this panel is seeking papers that deal with reception of ancient culture in Contemporary Literature.

Fee structure information is available on http://www.atiner.gr/fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by 10 April 2017  to: Dr. Marina Pelluci Duarte Mortoza, PhD in Ancient Greek Language and Literature, UFMG, Brazil.

Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. 

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a session-panel, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to info@atiner.gr.

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