Asteria, Asociación Internacional de Mitocrítica, in collaboration with Amaltea, Revista de Mitocrítica, Acis, Grupo de Investigación de Mitocrítica and the Acis&Galatea Project, are pleased to announce the 4th International Conference centred on the question of “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).
This Conference, the fourth in the series—“Myth and subversion in contemporary literature” (2011), “Myth and Interdisciplinarity” (2012), “Myths in crisis. The crisis of myth” (2014)―is supported by a prestigious Scientific Committee and a select Organizing Committee.