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CFP: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for Comparative Mythology

Tuesday, February 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee
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The 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for Comparative Mythology will be held at the Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia on June 10–13, 2019. The conference is organized in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies and is joint with the 8th Annual Conference of the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies. All members are warmly invited to give a paper and to participate in the discussions. The theme this is year is “Mythology of Metamorphoses:
Comparative & Theoretical Perspectives.”

This year we have the following topics:

1. Metamorphoses and transitions in myth, including but not limited
to the following sub-topics:

  • Metamorphosis, shapeshifting, and transformation in myth;
  • Transition and passage in myth and ritual;
  • Thresholds, borders, and boundaries: related myths, characters,
    and worldviews.

2. Theoretical Approaches to Comparative Mythology, including:

  • New theoretical and methodological approaches in the research of
  • History of comparative mythology: old and novel approaches,
    changes in methodology;
  • Mediascapes and digital mythology;
  • New mythologies.

3. A “free topic”, i.e., any other topic you would like to propose/choose for
your paper will be considered.


Abstracts: By March 1, 2019, please send a short (300 words or less) abstract of your talk to this address: abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee; the selected abstracts will be published on the International  Association for Comparative Mythology's website. 

The expected paper length is 20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion.
The language of the conference is English.

The conference is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (Centre
of Excellence of Estonian Studies – CEES, TK 145) and is free of charge for the
participants, therefore there is NO CONFERENCE FEE. We are asking the
participants to pay € 30 (€ 20 for students) to partially cover the conference dinner
and reception.


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