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Translating Eurydice: One-day Conference on Myth in the Twenty-First Centur...

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We are pleased to announce a one-day conference to explore the fate of Eurydice translated into our divided, twenty-first century world. Translation is understood in the broad sense of the transference of mythic material across cultures and epochs; it includes, but is not limited to, the rewriting of texts. More specifically, the conference sets out to explore how one particular myth has been adapted to the challenges and traumas of linguistic and cultural displacement in an era of local and global dislocation. How has Eurydice fared in the contemporary world of domestic politics and mass migration? Is she perceived as powerless or has she become newly empowered, freed from the embrace of Orpheus?

The programme is organised as a series of plenary papers in the morning and performance sessions after lunch. Speakers will approach the myth of Eurydice from various perspectives, ranging from its literary and artistic reception to its application in the field of psychoanalysis. More information on the speakers will follow.

The conference is organised by The Centre for Myth Studies, University of Essex and Psychosocial Studies, University of East London.

There is no charge for attendance, but, to avoid disappointment, those wishing to attend are strongly advised to register in advance, as space is limited.The Stratford campus of the University of East London is a short walk from the Stratford and Stratford International rail stations. It is served by the Jubilee and Central Underground lines, the DLR, and various bus routes. By road, the campus is accessible via the A12, the A13, and the A406 London circular.

For further information, and for queries about the conference, please email the Centre for Myth Studies: mythic@essex.ac.uk

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