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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - Thought

    IV International Conference of Myth Criticism

    Myth and Emotions

    Along with rational logic there is an emotional logic, responsible for many actions that we carry out. Myth Criticism tends to tackle mythical stories from a structural, social and historical perspective. However, it often ignores the emotional component. It seems as if the affective dimension, particularly active in our contemporary society, is not considered relevant in the studies of mythology. The Conference will examine the function undertaken by emotions in the structure of mythical stories and in the processes of mythification of characters and historical events. The object of the study will focus on ancient, medieval and modern myths in contemporary literature and art (since 1900).

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  • Nice

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    Staging American Bodies

    For this seventh International Symposium on Staging America, we invite scholars to explore the various ways in which American bodies have been staged and represented throughout history and through various media. From P.T. Barnum’s freak shows to modern-day tattoo conventions, from Carson McCullers’ and Flannery O’Connor’s grotesque characters to twenty-first century sideshows, bodies have always been a source of both attraction and repulsion. The fascination triggered by deformities – whether natural or self-inflicted – reveals as much about Americans’ conceptions of normality, hence of identity, as it does about the nature of the body itself.

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  • Toronto

    Call for papers - Representation

    Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self I

    IVth Conference of the International Network for Alternative Academia

    International Network for Alternative Academia invites you to participate to the First International Symposium: Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self, to be held on Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd of May, 2014, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in exploring the lessons we can derive from the creative process and identify how productive it is beyond the boundaries of the work and creation itself.

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  • Basel

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    Images of Animate Movement. Representations of Life

    The fascinating paradox that we can see life in abstract images is the starting point of this conference. In a drawing of just a few lines, we can immediately recognize a human figure walking. A moving quadrangle can be seen as a crawling caterpillar. And some well-placed moving points are directly joined together in the form of a dancing couple. Again and again, we are astonished that we can actually see a creature moving in the image – even when the image is of such a reduced and simple nature or when it is not even a temporal moving image. How this impression of animate movement can be explained is what is explored at this conference: how can a simple line or form suddenly transform into something so specifically meaningful? How is this transition – this coming to life – to be described? How can it be constructed in the first place? The conference "Images of Animate Movement. Representations of Life" brings together different domains of knowledge in order to approach the phenomenon of animate movement and its images in its complexity in a new way.

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  • Basel

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    Translatio imaginum

    Translating images

    According to which logics do images migrate, metamorphose, transform themselves? Is it possible to translate an image? How do images convey meaning through their incessant self-alteration? The conference "Translatio imaginum" aims at conceptualizing this oven overlooked aspect of images.

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