International Akşit Göktürk Conference
2ND INTERNATIONAL AKŞİT GÖKTÜRK CONFERENCE
28-29 NOVEMBER 2011
VENUE: RECTOR'S BUILDING, ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY, BEYAZIT
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(English Theoretician and Writer of Fiction)
(Turkish Writer of Fiction)
Myths are almost as old as humanity and the aim of this conference is to explore myths in their manifold aspects. In ancient times myths constituted a vital part of art and life and indeed, art and life were closely intertwined and almost inseparable. Drama emerged and developed during the festivals held in honour of Dionysus and classic tragedy commonly revolved around the fate of mythical characters.
Not only on temples and ancient vases or in classical epic literature do we find representations of mythical stories, but throughout the history of art, artists have constantly had recourse to myth. Myth has even served to explain human psychology as in the case of Sigmund Freud and his theory of the Oedipus Complex. A close look at contemporary art reveals that myth still maintains its vital force, because a great number of contemporary artists engage with myths and integrate them into their works.
This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the nature and significance of myth and its impact on diverse fields of art such as literature, drama, film or painting.
To encourage innovative dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from diverse disciplines and professions.
Myth and Literature
Myth in Different Cultures
Myth and Popular Culture
Myth and Fantastic Literature
Psychology and Myth
Myth and Film
Myth and Painting
Myth and Fairy Tales
Myths Ancient and Modern
Myth-Making and Myth-Makers
Mythology as Ideology
Rituals and Cults in Mythology
Cultural Heritage and Mythology
Contemporary Revisionings of Myth
Mythological Figures and Motives
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Regular Participation Fee $150
Research Assistant Participation Fee $75
Student Participation Fee $50
Admission is free for participation without paper.
*Registration fees should be deposited no later than 29 July 2011.
** Please include the name of the conference delegate on the bank receipt.
*** Please send us a copy of your bank receipt via e-mail.
****The registration fee covers costs of full participation, conference package, cocktail, lunches and coffee breaks, and copy of the book of abstracts.
The conference program will be announced following the completion of the depositing of fees.
The book of abstracts will include only the abstracts of participants who have deposited their registration fees in due time.
All presentations at the conference will be published approximately one year after all papers have been received.
Please deposit the total amount in USD ($) to the following bank account:
Turkish citizens may pay in Turkish Liras* (TL) to the following bank account:
BANK: GARANTİ BANKASI
ACCOUNT NO:USD: 601/9092830
If you wish to use the internet for depositing your registration fee, the IBAN codes are as follows:
USD IBAN TR32 0006 2000 6010 0009 0928 30
TL IBANTR89 0006 2000 6010 0006 6849 43
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