VI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MYTH CRITICISM

MYTH AND SCIENCE FICTION

novel | comic | video games | film | theater

 

The Conference will take place on October 27-30, 2020 in the University Complutense of Madrid
Registrations as attendant are open!

 

VI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MYTH CRITICISM

MYTH AND SCIENCE FICTION

novel | comic | video games | film | theater

The Conference will take place on October 27-30, 2020 in the University Complutense of Madrid

Registrations as attendant are open!

ONLINE STREAMINGS

You can follow the streamings of the online parts of the Conference in Youtube and Facebook.

Remember to check the online programme and to register if you want an attendance certificate.

We will stream on Youtube the communications of the third column of the programme, all in Spanish.

We will stream on Facebook the communications of the fourth column of the programme, almost all in English.

If you wish to ask questions to the speakers, we recommend that you ask them through the Zoom rooms that are available in the programme. We will try to communicate to the speakers all the questions asked in social networks, but the ones asked in Zoom will take priority.

In the following weeks after the Conference, we will start uploading every video of the communications to Youtube.

PROGRAMME

We kindly ask speakers to request a change only under exceptional circumstances.

When the celebration date is near, we will update the programme with the online room links.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

José Manuel Losada
Antonella Lipscomb
Adrián García Vidal

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Elena Blanch
Universidad Complutense
Rosa Fernández-Urtasun
Universidad de Navarra
José Manuel Losada
Universidad Complutense
Metka Zupancic
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa
Leon Burnett
University of Essex
Ana González-Rivas
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Fernando Ángel Moreno
Universidad Complutense
Luis Unceta
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Richard Buxton
University of Bristol
Teresa López Pellisa
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Paloma Ortiz-de-Urbina
Universidad de Alcalá

LINES OF RESEARCH

We offer some suggestions of possible themes:

• Classical myths in contemporary science fiction: Oedipus, Pygmalion and Galatea, Prometheus, Perseus, Diana, etc.
• Modern myths and future projections: Frankenstein, Faust, Don Juan, Dracula, etc.
• Other myths: Amerindian, Asian, African, Norse, Celts, Slavonic, etc.
• Beasts, monsters and mythical animals in science fiction
• Religion and science fiction
• (Post)apocalypse
• Adaptations, rewritings and subversions of myths: from literature to cinema and other media (comics, video games, etc.) 
• Indie and avant-garde science fiction in literature, cinema, video games, comics, etc.
• Mythical utopias, dystopias and anti-utopias
• Ucronia and time travel
• Punk narratives: steampunk, cyberpunk, hopepunk
• Climax and decadence of the superhero: Avengers, Superman, Watchmen, The Umbrella Academy, The Boys, etc.
• Mythopoeia: creation of new myths in the science fiction universe
• Gods, heroes, humans, cyborgs, robots; post-humanism, transhumanism and the category of the human
• Androids and gynoids, men and women: power relationships through gender and human condition
• Digital oracle, artificial intelligence: Siri, Cortana, Alexa, etc.
• Fiction in the era of virtual and augmented reality

 

 INFORMATION

Update of 18th September
The Conference will be held on the scheduled dates.
Since last spring, the Organization has been working so that the Conference can be celebrated either on-site or online.
Regarding the on-site mode, it is foreseeable that conditions will improve in the weeks prior to the Conference. At all times, the prevention and safety regulations will be respected. Participants and attendees will have at their disposal, free of charge, all the sanitary supplies they need.
The online mode is available to everyone. We remind participants who had opted for the on-site mode that they can write to Antonella Lipscomb if they decide to opt for the online mode before the 1st October.
In case of high demand for online sessions, it is likely that the Conference will last longer than initially planned.

We also ask participants to send their abstract as soon as possible.

Registration fees will be reimbursed if your travel plans are cancelled and if you notify us before the 10th September. (Only the costs of bank transfer or PayPal will be discounted from this refund).

 PRESENTATIONS

  • Presentations will last between 15 and 20 minutes
  • The languages of the Conference are Spanish and English
  • All rooms will be equipped with a computer with Internet, speakers and projector
  • If a group of researchers proposes an entire session with a minimum of three presentations in
    another language, the Organizing Committee will take this into consideration

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Participants with presentation:
    • General fee: 100€
    • Participants with presentation and grant (students and unemployed people): 25€
    • Participants in pairs: 75€ per person
    • Members of Asteria: 50€
    • Members of ACIS and AGLAYA: 75€
    • Certified reviewers of Amaltea, Journal of Myth Criticism: 75€
    • Videoconference participants: 150€
    • Videoconference participants with grant (students and unemployed people): 75€
    • Late registrations: 150€
    • Late registrations (videoconference): 200€
  • Attendants and students (with attendance certificate): 25€
  • The registration fee is non-reimbursable (except duly certified force majeure)

PRE-REGISTRATION

  • Deadline for submission of registration forms is the 15th May 2020
  • The Organizing Committee will communicate to the participants their acceptance or rejection by the 15th June
  • The accepted participants will confirm their registration by paying the registration fee between the 15th June and the 15th July
  • Vacancies are limited
  • The registration for on-site presentations provides the following rights:
    • Attendance to all activities of the Conference: plenary lectures and presentations
    • Bag, folder with notebook, pen and rosette of the Conference
    • Catalogue (100 pages) with abstracts of the presentations, with ISBN and index of topics and participants
    • Certificate with the title of the presentation
    • Acquisition of myth criticism books with a discount (up to 50%)
    • Free access to the Internet and computers arranged by the Faculty
    • Four free meal tickets
    • Possibility to send the presentation to the Scientific Committee for assessment and possible publication
  • The registration for videoconference participants provides the following rights:
    • Virtual attendance to the streaming activities provided by the Conference
    • Digital catalogue (100 pages) with abstracts of the presentations, with ISBN and index of topics and participants
    • Digital certificate with the title of the presentation
    • Publication of the participant’s presentation on Youtube (if the author provides publishing rights)
    • Possibility to send the presentation to the Scientific Committee for assessment and possible publication

More information: antonella_lipscomb@hotmail.com

LINES OF RESEARCH

We offer some suggestions of possible themes:

• Classical myths in contemporary science fiction: Oedipus, Pygmalion and Galatea, Prometheus, Perseus, Diana, etc.
• Modern myths and future projections: Frankenstein, Faust, Don Juan, Dracula, etc.
• Other myths: Amerindian, Asian, African, Norse, Celts, Slavonic, etc.
• Beasts, monsters and mythical animals in science fiction
• Religion and science fiction
• (Post)apocalypse
• Adaptations, rewritings and subversions of myths: from literature to cinema and other media (comics, video games, etc.) 
• Indie and avant-garde science fiction in literature, cinema, video games, comics, etc.
• Mythical utopias, dystopias and anti-utopias
• Ucronia and time travel
• Punk narratives: steampunk, cyberpunk, hopepunk
• Climax and decadence of the superhero: Avengers, Superman, Watchmen, The Umbrella Academy, The Boys, etc.
• Mythopoeia: creation of new myths in the science fiction universe
• Gods, heroes, humans, cyborgs, robots; post-humanism, transhumanism and the category of the human
• Androids and gynoids, men and women: power relationships through gender and human condition
• Digital oracle, artificial intelligence: Siri, Cortana, Alexa, etc.
• Fiction in the era of virtual and augmented reality

 

 INFORMATION

Update of 18th September
The Conference will be held on the scheduled dates.
Since last spring, the Organization has been working so that the Conference can be celebrated either on-site or online.
Regarding the on-site mode, it is foreseeable that conditions will improve in the weeks prior to the Conference. At all times, the prevention and safety regulations will be respected. Participants and attendees will have at their disposal, free of charge, all the sanitary supplies they need.
The online mode is available to everyone. We remind participants who had opted for the on-site mode that they can write to Antonella Lipscomb if they decide to opt for the online mode before the 1st October.
In case of high demand for online sessions, it is likely that the Conference will last longer than initially planned.

We also ask participants to send their abstract as soon as possible.

Registration fees will be reimbursed if your travel plans are cancelled and if you notify us before the 10th September. (Only the costs of bank transfer or PayPal will be discounted from this refund).

 PRESENTATIONS

  • Presentations will last between 15 and 20 minutes
  • The languages of the Conference are Spanish and English
  • All rooms will be equipped with a computer with Internet, speakers and projector
  • If a group of researchers proposes an entire session with a minimum of three presentations in
    another language, the Organizing Committee will take this into consideration

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Participants with presentation:
    • General fee: 100€
    • Participants with presentation and grant (students and unemployed people): 25€
    • Members of Asteria: 50€
    • Members of ACIS and AGLAYA: 75€
    • Certified reviewers of Amaltea, Journal of Myth Criticism: 75€
    • Videoconference participants: 150€
    • Videoconference participants and grant (students and unemployed people): 100€
    • Late registrations: 150€
    • Late registrations (videoconference): 200€
  • Attendants and students (with attendance certificate): 25€
  • The registration fee is non-reimbursable (except duly certified force majeure)

PRE-REGISTRATION

  • Deadline for submission of registration forms is the 15th of May 2020
  • The Organizing Committee will communicate to the participants their acceptance or rejection by the 15th of June
  • The accepted participants will confirm their registration by paying the registration fee between the 15th and 30th of June
  • Vacancies are limited
  • The registration for on-site presentations provides the following rights:
    • Attendance to all activities of the Conference: plenary lectures and presentations
    • Bag, folder with notebook, pen and rosette of the Conference
    • Catalogue (100 pages) with abstracts of the communications, with ISBN and index of topics and participants
    • Certificate with the title of the presentation
    • Acquisition of myth criticism books with a discount (up to 50%)
    • Free access to the Internet and computers arranged by the Faculty
    • Four free meal tickets
    • Possibility to send the presentation to the Scientific Committee for assessment and possible publication
  • The registration for videoconference participants provides the following rights:
    • Virtual attendance to all activities and streamings of the Conference
    • Digital catalogue (100 pages) with abstracts of the communications, with ISBN and index of topics and participants
    • Digital certificate with the title of the presentation
    • Publication of the participant’s presentation on Youtube (if the author provides publishing rights)
    • Possibility to send the presentation to the Scientific Committee for assessment and possible publication

More information: antonella_lipscomb@hotmail.com

WHERE ARE WE

Metro (recommended): Line 6 (grey). Metro station: Ciudad Universitaria. Building D is a 15min walk from this station. For more information, check the metro route recommender of Metro de Madrid.

Buses: 82, 132, F, G, I, U. To obtain more information on all the routes, download the EMT app.

To find acommodation, we recommend the Moncloa-Ciudad Universitaria zone. 

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