The 2nd International Conference of "Reception of Ancient Myths in Ancient, Modern and Postmdern Culture" will take place on the 12th and 13th of November 2015 in the University of Łódź (Poland). We leave you with the details of the convocatory and invite you all to participate:

 

CHAIR OF CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY AND ITALIAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT

UNIVERSITY OF ŁÓDŹ

 

2nd  INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE UNDER THE AUSPICES OF COMMITTEE OF ANCIENT CULTURE SCIENCES

POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

 

 RECEPTION OF ANCIENT MYTHS IN  ANCIENT, MODERN AND POSTMODERN CULTURE

12th – 13th   NOVEMBER 2015

 

Reception of Mediterranean Antiquity heritage is one of the dominant research areas in contemporary classical studies. The proposed theme of the Conference refers to the myths as the basic structures of the creative imagination of the Mediterranean culture and lays down their vital continuum in all epochs of development of culture until the present day. One may note phenomena of mythical signatures’ transfer in each space and time of development of ancient, modern and postmodern culture, based on the Gilbert Durand’s idea of symbolic imagination and creative imagination – imagination en devenir. The aim of the Conference is to consider, to the widest possible extent, the scope, method and form of influence of ancient myth’s logos in the ancient and modern era in order to be able to formulate a basis for reflection on the identity of the ancient myth in the contemporary postmodern culture, both at the local (national), as well as global level. The impact of the myths of the Mediterranean region in areas of the artistic creation in literature, theater, movies and in the visual arts will be considered. It shall be also possible to discuss impact of the mythical invariants on social relations (sociology, anthropology, ethnology, law, medicine) as well as on language (mythonyms, mythological deonomastics). In this sense, the Conference is addressed to a broad interdisciplinary group of researchers discussing in their studies the issue of reception of ancient myths from Mediterranean culture. Widely defined scope of the Conference reflects contemporary trends in studies on reception of the Mediterranean Antiquity.

The language of the conference is English and Polish.

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts of no more than 350 words (including bibliography) should be sent by email as a Word attachment to mythconference@op.pl by 30 August 2015. Please include name, affiliation, email address and paper title in the body of the email. All abstracts will be accepted subject to review by an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 15 September 2015.

The conference program will be announced to the mid-October.

 The registration fee covers all conference materials, all meals, as well as publication of the paper in the monograph in English (after the peer-review). The standard registration fee is 200 EUR. A discount fee of 150 EUR (600 PLN) is offered to doctoral students.

The conference fee should be transferred to the account below with the reference “MYTH2015M.Budzowska”. Fee can be paid in any major currency - USD, GBP etc. and of course Polish Zloty. Please instruct you bank to apply exchange rates as on the transfer date.

Uniwersytet Łódzki
Bank PKO S.A., II O/Łódź
ul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-959 Łódź, Poland
Acc. no. (IBAN): PL 96 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 1767
BIC/SWIFT: PKOPPLPW

Please note that Conference organizer is obliged to make out an invoice only for the person or institution making the payment on account.

Any queries should be directed to the Conference Head Dr Małgorzata Budzowska (malgorzata.budzowska@op.pl) or to the conference e-mail: mythconference@op.pl

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