Previous conferences

Publications of previous conferences

1º Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel (J.M. Losada & M. Guirao eds.), Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, 523 p. ISBN: 1-4438-3746-6.

2º Mito e interdisciplinariedad. Los mitos antiguos, medievales y modernos en la literatura y las artes contemporáneas, (J.M. Losada & A. Lipscomb eds.), Bari (Italia), Levante Editori, 2013, 458 p., 80 ilustr. ISBN: 978-88-7949-623-0.

Myths in Crisis: The Crisis of Myth (J.M. Losada & A. Lipscomb eds.), Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, 441 p. ISBN: 978-1-4438-7814-2.

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III Conference | 2014 | Myths in Crisis. The Crisis of Myth

The III International Conference of Myth Criticism was held between the 21 and 24th of October of 2014 in Universidad Complutense of Madrid.

Is it true that myth, as a product of human beings, is born, grows, reproduces, and dies? We could study any one of these stages of development. Myths are undoubtedly born, grow, and reproduce. In this conference, we seek to analyze whether—in our age (the 20th and 21st centuries)—they die or they are adapted. In other words, we want to define the conditions of adapting myths and of their evolution, and to discern whether their crises could bring about their resurgence, or death.

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International Conference of Myth Criticism: Myths in Crisis. The Crisis of Myth

II Conference | 2012 |Myth and Interdisciplinarity

The II International Conference of Myth Criticism was held between the 29 and 30th of October of 2012 in the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. 

Throughout history, myths have been references of great importance in the artistic and cultural expressions of the people. They have evolved alongside intellectual, political and social changes. Indeed myths transform themselves as shown by the evolutionary models and the resurgences of mythical thinking in poetical, ideological and utopian form. As a result of this transformation, we can talk of ancient, medieval, including modern myths, dominant and recessive myths, oral and literary myths, explicit and implicit myths, as well as cultural variations of the periodicity and the actualization of the myths.

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International Conference of Myth Criticism: Myth and Interdisciplinarity.

I Conference | 2011 | Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel

The I International Conference of Myth Criticism was held between the 9 and 11th of March of 2011 in the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. 

Either implicitly or explicitly, myths have always played an important role in the novel. Myth criticism attempts to identify them and interpret their function and meaning within text structures. In the same way, subversion is a frequent resource for writers across all genres, although the novels versatility may account for the fact that this resource seems to have been exploited more often in this genre than in any other.

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International Conference of Myth Criticism: Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel.