'Myths in Culture: An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference on cultural myths and fallacies'

Series Name The Salon and IDeoGRAMS
Speaker Dr James Russell, De Montfort University
Type Conference
Starts at May 29, 2014 10:00 AM
Ends at May 29, 2014 05:00 AM
Venue Lecture Theatre, Bankfield House, 132 New Walk, Leicester
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free

The Salon and IDeoGRAMS (History of Art and Film Postgraduates) invite you to attend 'Myths in Culture: An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference on cultural myths and fallacies'.

Date and time: Thursday 29 May 2014, 10am – 4.30/5pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Bankfield House, 132 New Walk, Leicester.

The conference is free to attend and lunch and refreshments are provided. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/myths-in-culture-postgraduate-conference-tickets-10975372635

Keynote by Dr James Russell (De Montfort University) – Teenagers and Hollywood in the 1950s


The present ‘myths’ of Byzantium as promulgated through the British museum in London and the Byzantine and Christian museum of Athens (Sofia Mali)

Man Facing Southeast: the Alien Messiah in Argentine Post-dictatorship film (Yvonne Cornejo)

Political mythmaking in constructing modern Turkish and Iranian nations (Hawzhen Ahmed)

Patriotic Mythology vs. Truthful Journalism (Andreas Anastasiou)

The Historian versus the Mud & Blood of Popular Culture: The Misunderstood First World War (Adam Prime)

Constructions of Heroism in Post-war British War films (Andrew Moule)

Myth and forming the present: Water References in Colum McCann's Fishing the Sloe-Black River (Alsahira Alkhayer)

The Waste Land: Postliberal Theology and the ‘Language Game’ of Myth

Indian American Dreams of Home in Chitra Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices (Manjeet Ridon)

Reconfiguring new myth in comic books (Tom Graves)

The God of Thunder: Thor, in movies and mythology (Alyse Garner)

The Minotaur of the Metropolis: Representations of the Minotaur in Late Nineteenth-Century British Culture (Emily Wilce)

Grace Jones and the Reconstruction of the Diva Myth (Nathalie Weidhase)

Byron and the ‘Revolutionary Hero’ in Nottinghamshire Mythology (Nicola Bowring)

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