Exploring Myth: Culture, Theory, Practice A three-day Symposium (Myth Symposium 2012)

Venue: Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus

Location: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 31, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 02, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Apr 01, 2012
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Exploring Myth: Culture, Theory, Practice

The first Symposium for the Study of Myth Co-sponsored by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, Opus Archives and Research Center, and Pacifica Graduate Institute

Every professional and scholarly focus has a community in which to discuss new developments and insights in their area of study as well as to chart future domains of exploration. The Symposium for the Study of Myth will provide a space for active participation and community building by those not solely in the scholarly field of mythology but who pursue related areas of study: dance, literature, philosophy, theology, politics, and popular culture studies, to name a few. This interdisciplinary gathering will pay tribute to the fact that myth is a changing, elastic landscape that flourishes in surprising ways. Symposium themes are organized around three broad areas of inquiry and action: Myth in Theory, Myth in Culture, and Myth in Practice, and will include a blend of self-selecting energies and traditional formats. There will be roundtable discussion sessions, paper panels, keynote lectures by luminaries in the field of myth studies, and special events that include media presentations and performances.


Additional Information

Three-Day Symposium Friday, August 31, 7:00-9:00 pm Saturday, September 1, 9:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday, September 2, 9:00 am-5:00 pm $300 Presenting Participants $400 Non-Presenting Participants Includes Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast, lunch, and dinner The Symposium will be held at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus Accommodations are available at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus and area hotels.