Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Postgraduate Conference - Myth(s) in Social Science and Humanities

The Sociology Department is proud to present the yearly postgraduate conference - organised by our postgraduates for postgraduates in social science and humanities. Anais Duong-Pedica and Valdimir Rizov have organised the event and focused it upon exploring the variety and richness of the notion of myth. It seeks to create a space where a multitude of disciplines, perspectives, and methods could be discussed critically. The ambivalence and the ambiguity of 'myth' is intentional. Myth is wide and varied - it can be a problematic social construction; it can be the process of creating meaning; it can even be the myth of meaning itself. Thus this conference plans to provide an opportunity for multi/interdisciplinary perspectives and their critical exploration.

A range of postgraduate students (of which 5 are from Department of Socioloy and Centre for Women's Studies) will be presenting papers in four different panels:
- Psychoanalysis and Psychology
- Self, Development, and Narratives
- Politics, Media and Representation
- Culture, Media and Representation

Other highlights will be the three keynote speakers:

  • Dr Shano Orgad (LSE) who will present on ambivalent and incomplete imaginings beyong dreams and nightmares
  • Dr Vanda Zajko (University of Bristol) will discuss the syncretism of contemporary mythopoesis
  • Professor Ivor Gaber (University of Sussex) will analyse media myths and society

For more information, abstracts and biographies and the full programme visit the website

Online registrations are open until April 30th

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