V Conference | 2018 | Myth and Audiovisual Creation

The V International Conference on Myth Criticism took place between the 15-26 of October, 2018 in the University of Alcalá (venue “Germanic Myths”, 15-17 October), in the University Autónoma de Madrid (venue “Classical Myths”, 17-19 October), in the University Francisco de Vitoria (venue “Biblical Myths”, 22-23 October) and in the University Complutense of Madrid (venue “Modern Myths”, 24-26 October). 

“As far as our Conference is concerned, we reduce the immense variety of images to a typology: the more traditional ―the image that represents an expected reality― and the more innovative, the image represented by a series of unforeseen associations with no real previous referent. Both images coexist in our imaginary world, and both can replicate (for example in a drawing, a painting, a sculpture) in the real world. We call it visual creation when, in the latter case, an image is coupled with an artistic dimension.

The same observation can be made about the immeasurable variety of sounds, with the peculiarity that sound only exists in the real world, save a few exceptions (some with a pathological origin). This “lack” of sound is compensated by the richness of the voice and by using utensils –or instruments, in the case of art– to generate noises. As with images, we call it audible creation when the generation of sounds is coupled with an artistic dimension.”

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International Conference on Myth Criticism: Myth and Audiovisual Creation

IV Conference | 2016 | Myth and Emotions

The IV International Conference on Myth Criticism was held between the 24 and 28th of October of 2016 in the University Complutense of Madrid. 

Progress in the knowledge of thought and psychology bring to light dimensions that have remained hidden during centuries. In the contemporary era the most recognized researchers have demonstrated that our behaviour depends less on rational causes than emotional causes. Moreover, one of the most characteristic phenomena at present is the execution of human acts by merely emotional impulses. More than in any other period in history, individuals react as consequences of impulse, most of the time unexpected. Advertisements, which offer promises that are rationally unrelated to the product on sale, unquestionably make profitable the impulsive behaviour converted into a stereotype of the consumer society.

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International Conference on Myth Criticism: Myth and Emotions

III Conference | 2014 | Myths in Crisis. The Crisis of Myth

The III International Conference on Myth Criticism was held between the 21 and 24th of October of 2014 in the University Complutense of Madrid. 

Is it true that myth, as a product of human beings, is born, grows, reproduces, and dies? We could study any one of these stages of development. Myths are undoubtedly born, grow, and reproduce. In this conference, we seek to analyze whether—in our age (the 20th and 21st centuries)—they die or they are adapted. In other words, we want to define the conditions of adapting myths and of their evolution, and to discern whether their crises could bring about their resurgence, or death.

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International Conference on Myth Criticism: Myths in Crisis. The Crisis of Myth

II Conference | 2012 |Myth and Interdisciplinarity

The II International Conference on Myth Criticism was held between the 29 and 30th of October of 2012 in the University Complutense of Madrid. 

Throughout history, myths have been references of great importance in the artistic and cultural expressions of the people. They have evolved alongside intellectual, political and social changes. Indeed myths transform themselves as shown by the evolutionary models and the resurgences of mythical thinking in poetical, ideological and utopian form. As a result of this transformation, we can talk of ancient, medieval, including modern myths, dominant and recessive myths, oral and literary myths, explicit and implicit myths, as well as cultural variations of the periodicity and the actualization of the myths.

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International Conference on Myth Criticism: Myth and Interdisciplinarity.

I Conference | 2011 | Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel

The I International Conference on Myth Criticism was held between the 9 and 11th of March of 2011 in the University Complutense of Madrid. 

Either implicitly or explicitly, myths have always played an important role in the novel. Myth criticism attempts to identify them and interpret their function and meaning within text structures. In the same way, subversion is a frequent resource for writers across all genres, although the novels versatility may account for the fact that this resource seems to have been exploited more often in this genre than in any other.

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International Conference on Myth Criticism: Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel.

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