The Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for the 2006 PCA/ACA National Conference, to be held in Atlanta Georgia from April 12-16.
The Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel is dedicated to exploring mythological figures and themes in all areas of popular culture—from movies, video games and television to novels, politics and blogs—and the significance of these mythological images and motifs in contemporary, postmodern culture.
Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
Technology and mythology
Myths of destruction, especially as they pertain to the tsunami, London bombings and the war in Iraq
Myths of otherness (some possible areas of exploration include but are not limited to the new Fall television line up of “invaders among us” sci-fi thrillers; blockbuster movies such as War of the Worlds, Alien, etc.; the political debates surrounding gay marriage, etc.)
All abstracts pertaining to the general theme of mythology in contemporary culture are welcome.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: NOVEMBER 1, 2005.
Please submit a 250-word abstract no later than November 1, 2005 to the email address listed below. Submissions must include name, contact information and institutional affiliation.
Additional information on the conference may be found at the website listed below.
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