CALL FOR PAPERS – Myth(s) in the Social Sciences and Humanities (Uni of York) – Deadline 2nd March

Myth(s) in the Social Sciences and Humanities – Call for Papers – deadline 2nd March 2015

This postgraduate conference aims to explore the variety and richness of the notion of myth. It seeks to create a space where a multitude of disciplines, perspectives, and methods could be discussed critically. The ambivalence and the ambiguity of ‘myth’ is intentional. Myth is wide and varied – it can be a problematic social construction; it can be the process of creating meaning; it can even be the myth of meaning itself. Thus this conference plans to provide an opportunity for multi/interdisciplinary perspectives and their critical exploration.

We invite papers and panels including, but not limited to the following topics:

Myths and social representations
Mythic imagination
Myth in popular culture
The role of institutions in the myth making process
Myth, knowledge and reality
Narratives of myths, mythical narratives
Myths and power
Myth debunking in academia
Problematic myths
Myth and social discourse
Myth as a framework for understanding social life
Myths and memory
Ancient myths and/vs modern myths
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and must be sent by 5pm Monday 2nd March. Please forward abstracts or questions to

There will be six travel bursaries available at £50/person. If you would like to be considered for a travel bursary, please send an extra paragraph (150 words maximum) with your abstract explaining why you need the funding.


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