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Myth-Making


One-day Interdisciplinary Conference

MYTH-MAKING: FROM MEDUSA TO MADONNA
 Tuesday 18 June 2013
University of Warwick

This one-day interdisciplinary conference brought together researchers from a variety of disciplines to explore the definition, function and transmission of ‘myth’ from ancient times to the digital age. Organised by the Postgraduate Scholars of the Humanities Research Centre (HRC), Warwick, this conference seek sought to elaborate on the established scholarship of myth-making through the exploration of new theoretical approaches and case studies from ancient and modern contexts.

Programme

 

0845-0930 Registration and Coffee

0930-0935 Introduction: Dr Tim Lockley (HRC Director)
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0935-1045 Keynote: Dr Ananda Breed (University of East London) Available as a podcast here

‘Mythmaking: Evocation of Culture and Embodied Landscapes’

Chair: Alexi Marchel
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1045-1145 Panel 1: Gods and Odysseys: Uses of Classical Myth
Chair: Rebecca Taylor

Dr Stephe Harrop, ‘Endless Odysseys: Greek Myth in Performance Storytelling’.

Safari Grey, ‘Astronomical Knowledge in Homer’s Odyssey: Book IX Case Study’.

Ann Haughton, ‘The Master and the Myth: Michelangelo’s Mythological Drawings’. Available as a podcast here
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1145-1200 Tea/Coffee Break
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1200-1300 Panel 2: Methods of Mythmaking
Chair: Alice Eden

Kayoko Ichikawa, ‘Myth-Making through Pictorial Narrative in Thirteenth-Century Siena’

Farah Ali, ‘The Use of Myth in Twentieth-Century Drama’. Available as a podcast here
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1300-1400 Lunch
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1400-1500 Panel 3: Performing Stereotypes: The Work of Gendered Myths
Chair: Nicholas Collins

Dr Saul Keyworth, ‘I’m Miffed Off: Restor(y)ing and ‘Troubling’ the Notion of Physical Educators’ as Track-Suited Tormentors and All Male Dancers as Gay‘. Available as a podcast here

Leah Phillips, ‘Re-Contextualising Myth: Mythopoeic Young Adult Fantasy and Change’. Available as a podcast here
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1500-1515 Tea/Coffee Break
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1515-1615 Panel 4: Myth: An American Medium
Chair: Grace Huxford

Adam Gallimore, ‘“What makes him Jesse James?”: Mythological Reassessment in the Western’. Available as a podcast here

Collin Lieberg, ‘“Pleasant Valley Sunday”: The California Myth and the American Dream in 1960s Music’. Available as a podcast here

Andrew Hammond and Thomasin Bailey, ‘America’s Aeneid: Myths of Entitlement in Ancient Rome and Modern America’
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1615-1745 Keynote: Professor Thomas Docherty (University of Warwick)

'Myth, Fiction and Modernity'. Available as a podcast here

Chair: Nicholas Colllins
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1745-1830 Wine Reception

 

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Myth-Making Cards Display

 

HRC Scholars

Four of the Postgraduate Scholars: (L to R) Alexi Marchel, Nicholas Collins, Rebecca Taylor and Grace Huxford

 

Name Badges

 

 

Board

 

 

HRC

 

 

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