CFP: NeMLA 2020 Panel on Mythology from Modernity to the Post-Modern: Regional and Global Perspectives

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Call for Papers
March 5, 2020 to March 8, 2020
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Classical Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, World History / Studies

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2020 Convention

Panel: Mythology from Modernity to the Post-Modern: Regional and Global Perspectives

For their 2019 convention, the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) added Classics as a secondary area of inquiry under Comparative Literature. This will be the second year with Classics on the program! We had quite a number of panels on Classics last year, and expect similar numbers this year. NeMLA is a wonderful, vibrant, and friendly conference. Please consider submitting an abstract for a panel on Mythology from Modernity to the Post-Modern: Regional and Global Perspectives for the 51st annual convention to be held in Boston, MA March 5-8, 2020

This panel investigates the role that Greco-Roman mythology has played in shaping and reflecting Modernity and post-Modern sensibilities. A central part of Greco-Roman studies, myth continues in a long reception history through to contemporary times. We seek papers that examine the topic through literature, philosophy, art (broadly defined), and digital media, as well as papers that approach the topic through regional or global comparative perspectives, including the reception of Greco-Roman myth in the colonial and post-colonial world.

All abstracts (and eventual papers) should have in mind the general NeMLA audience and should not be aimed solely at classicists. All papers should be presented in English. 

For further general information, go to the following links: 

For submissions (due September 30th), go to the second link above and click on “Submit Abstract.”  Paper proposals should be between 250-300 words. 

NeMLA membership is not required to submit abstracts, but is required to present at the convention.

Please direct any questions to the panel chair, Jared Simard, via email (