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Legenda: Reading and Writing Myth
Lancaster, July 1998


BRITISH COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER:  15-18 JULY 1998

Apocalypses -- Bestiaries -- Codes -- Ciphers -- Conspiracies -- Desire 
-- Epiphanies -- Eros and Thanatos -- Fins de Siècle -- First and Last Words 
-- Ghosts -- Ghouls -- Goblins -- Hearts of Darkness -- Innocence and 
Experience -- Imagined Worlds -- Jouissance -- Kaos -- Limits --  
Metamorphosis/Apotheosis -- Millennia -- Nightmares -- Origins -- 
Palimpsests -- Quests -- Ritual and Romance -- Revolutions -- Romantic 
agonies -- Sailing to Byzantium -- Telling tales/tellers of tales --  
Theophanies -- Urban myths/myths of urbanity -- Visions and Prophecies --  
Writing children/writing for children -- Xanadu -- Xenia to Xenophobes --  
Ygdrasil
L E G E N D A READING AND WRITING MYTH LAST CALL FOR PAPERS & PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
The making and remaking of stories is the fabric of our consciousness. The conference will examine how old myths are read and rewritten, new ones come into being, from antiquity to the present day. As well as the construction, use and re-use of myth in literature, the conference is open to discussion of cultural mythologies generally, as reflected, challenged, subverted and created in and through literature. 1998 marks the bicentenary of the publication of Wordsworth and Coleridges Lyrical Ballads and Lancaster University is set on the edge of the English Lake District. Contributions dealing with romanticism and the romantic tradition will be particularly welcome, but papers may deal with any period or culture, focus on a single work, place or period, or establish a broader comparative perspective. PAPERS SHOULD BE OF 20 MINUTES DURATION, TO BE FOLLOWED BY 10 MINUTES OF QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS IS 31 MARCH 1998. SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE BRITISH COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION JOURNAL NEW COMPARISON. Enquiries and offers of papers (provisional title accompanied by 100-200 word abstract) to: Maurice Slawinski, Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YN (tel. +44-1524-593001, fax. +44-1524-843934, e-mail M.Slawinski@lancaster.ac.uk The provisional programme can be found at the following web page, which should soon be updated: http://www.swan.ac.uk/german/bcla/legenda.htm Note: The list of papers (not reproduced in full here) includes: MAIKE OERGEL (Department of German, University of Nottingham): The end of everything and the beginning of something--nineteenth-century visions of the Apocalypse in Tennyson's Idylls of the King and Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen