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International Conference on Myths, Archetypes and Symbols: “Models and Alternatives”

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Deadline: April 30, 2019 | Date: September 28, 2019-September 29, 2019

Venue/Country: from The Age of Fable to The Golden Bough and beyo, U.K.

Updated: 2019-01-08 08:22:55 (GMT+9)

Call For Papers - CFP

International Conference on Myths, Archetypes and Symbols:

“Models and Alternatives”

28-29 September 2019 – London, UK

organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Humankind has always sought to explain its origins and the mysteries of life to map personal and collective boundaries, and to secure its sense of identity through the power of everyday events and occurrences. Exemplary accounts of imaginary happenings and supernatural creatures from a time beyond history and memory explain the genesis of the universe, the making of a living thing, the formation of an attitude or the inception of an institution. The essence of these traditional narratives reflects a certain system of values and code of self-conduct of a group of individuals bound together by social and cultural ties, and the cardinal virtues and vices of human nature captured in a conventional configuration.

Even though the time and place of performance and reception generate numerous variants and a multitude of interpretations, myths encode a universal sensibility and specificity, and propose generic yet unique models of humanity. They reveal a culture’s deepest understanding of its own beginnings, awareness of purpose and destiny, its position in the world, and meaning of existence and experience. A particular culture creates particular characters to embody its spirit and significant traits of personality, and particular images to convey its most representative attributes and attitudes.

The two days’ conference aims to explore the mode of organisation, the fundamental patterns and the paradigms of human memory that lie at the root of quintessential stories, tales and beings. It will also focus on the constants and variables of some particular components and their relationship with other fields of study, such as anthropology, arts, cultural history, literature, literary criticism, philosophy, psychology, pedagogy, sociology, theology, etc.

The main objective of the event is to bring together all those interested in examining the intersections between their professions and/or interests and some distinct aspects of local, regional, national, or global aspects related to myths and mythology, archetypal characters, situations and symbols, providing an integrative approach to their perception and relevance in the 21st century.

Topics include but are not limited to several core issues:

from The Age of Fable to The Golden Bough and beyond

the functions and cultural impact of myths, archetypes and symbols

the locality and universality of myths, archetypes and symbols

monotheism, polytheism, pantheism

gods, demigods and heroes

myth, ritual and the sacred

holy books and early writings

myth-revision from antiquity to the 21st century

mythology and language

mythology and science

mythology and religion

mythology and visual arts

mythology and music

mass-media and myth creation

mythography and mythopesis

euhemerism – history and imagination

patterns, prototypes, stereotypes

ethos and eidos

Jungian archetypes

archetypal characters in literature and film

archetypal symbolism

archetypal psychology

archetypal pedagogy

symbols – context and meaning

major themes, motifs and symbols

the meaning and symbolism of colours

the meaning and symbolism of numbers

signs, emblems and icons

semiotics and symbolism

Paper proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 30 April 2019 to:

Please download paper proposal form:

Standard registration fee – 160 GBP

Student registration fee – 140 GBP

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