2009 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual National Conference
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 8 - 11, 2009
The “Mythology in Contemporary Culture” area is dedicated to exploring mythological figures and motifs (from all cultures and historical periods) in all areas of popular culture—from movies, video games and television to novels, politics and blogs—and the significance of these mythological figures and motifs in contemporary, postmodern culture.
All abstracts pertaining to the general theme of mythology in contemporary culture are welcome. Please note that, for the purposes of this area, “mythology” refers to traditional stories and narratives, as, for example, those of classical Greek/Roman or Egyptian or Hindu mythology. It does not include “mythology” in terms of a current critique of cultural values or assumptions (as in the deconstruction of contemporary “mythologies”). In other words, the panels are devoted to contemporary epiphanies of such archetypes as Isis and Hermes and Kali, and not to postmodern evaluations of such “mythologies” as colonialism, structuralism, or psychoanalysis.
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