Myth and Art

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Call for Papers
March 31, 2022
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Archaeology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Classical Studies, Digital Humanities, Fine Arts

“Myth and Art” will explore the interrelation of the multiple functions of myth, literature, and art, as well as the interpretation of mythological narratives and their visual depictions. The main approach will be inter-textual and inter-media in nature and the contributors will grapple with and attempt to answer several questions: How do artists incorporate myths into their own works of art? How are the combinations of myth and art interpreted by ancient and modern day spectators? Are there differences and similarities in those interpretations? What factors (psychological, religious, political, financial, etc.) influenced the selection of the myth and the artistic medium? Although the overarching theme of this special issue is to determine why artists selected certain myths and rejected others, universal themes will be included within their historical, political, economic, sociological, conceptual, and aesthetic contexts. For example, understanding art in conjunction with literature will enable the contributors to write about the true meaning of humanity and how one maintains personal freedom and dignity in an increasingly technological world. In addition to making the readers of the special issue cognizant of the role of art and literature in their lives, they will also be motivated to think, to find new ways of problem-solving, and to build a strategy for argumentation through myth and art. 

The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2022 and decisions on publication will not be made until the full drafts are in and have been peer reviewed. The guest editors will invite full texts by April 29, 2022; the full drafts will be due on October 1, 2022. The review process for all submissions will be double-blind.

The abstracts should be 400 to 500 words in length. A brief autobiographical blurb should accompany the abstract. 

The guest editors of this special issue are Dr. Anna Tahinici ( and Dr. Ed Cueva ( Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Contact Info: 
Edmund P. Cueva, PhD, ACUE
Professor of Classics and Humanities
Editor, Petronian Society Newsletter
Book Review Editor, Interdisciplinary Humanities
History, Humanities, and Languages Department
University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
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