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n previous International Conferences on Myth Criticism, more than 1,500 participants from thirty countries have addressed various problems around the adaptation and interpretation of myths in our contemporary society.

This Conference proposes a theoretical approach and encourages researchers to analyse the difficulties encountered by critics in defining myth, discuss traditional definitions and propose a renewal in the epistemology of myth. What is myth? When can a story be classified as mythical? How should we think about myth in our contemporary society? Can myth express any kind of truth? Does it reveal a falsehood? If myth has its own ways of expressing truths about the world, what differentiates it from the postulates of scientific and experimental reason? If myth presupposes the intervention of the numinous, what distinguishes it from religion and literature?

The Conference is organized by Acis, Research Group of Myth Criticism; Amaltea, Journal of Myth Criticism; Asteria, International Association of Myth Criticism and Aglaya, Research Project and will be held at the University Complutense of Madrid.

The presentations will last 15 to 20 minutes and the languages used will be English, Spanish, French, German, Italian or Portuguese. Special attention will be given to the debate at the end of each session.

The Conference will subsequently publish a selection of articles chosen according to the following criteria: relationship with the conference theme, myth criticism approach, scientific methodology, critical and bibliographic apparatus, originality, quality of content, and writing.

The deadline for the submission of proposals ends on the 15th of May 2022; the Organizing Committee will inform each candidate of its decision by the 15th of June.

You will find all the necessary information here.

Last modified 7 October 2021