- the ways in which writers draw on myths to retell the stories of people and nations
- the re-inscription of myths in fiction as a challenge to “official” history
- the use of myth by writers to represent new kinds of personal or collective identity
- using myth as a way to rethink literary traditions
- the fictional critique of myth and its politics
- the links between story-telling, mythology, identity and history
- mythologising origin or originary culture
- the supernatural in relation to origin and ancestral identity
- recycling mythologies to reflect contemporary political, cultural and global crises.
We welcome proposals, in the form of a 250 word abstract on any of these topics, or a related area. The deadline for abstracts is 30th November 2009. Proposals, expressions of interest and enquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Or visit the conference webpage: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/english/myth2010/.