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Return of Myth, Myth Resources, and the Nowness of Mythology in Korea and China Today
Nowadays, myth is being used as a kind of cultural resource. Myth has been the source of inspiration for creating literature and art in the past as well, but with globalization and rapidly-changing media environment, the modes of myth resourcization have become more complex and diversified in the 21st century. This talk will introduce the concepts that emerged in the mythological circles of Korea and China under these circumstances such as the "return of myth," "neo-mythologism," and "mythologism", examine a few examples of myth being utilized as resources to get a glimpse of the economic, academic, and national desires that can be found in the myth resourcization, as well as finding possibilities for new creation that is beyond these desires, and discuss how we should understand the "nowness of mythology."

This talk will be held as a hybrid event, with in-person attendance restricted to Stanford affiliates (ID holders) ONLY, in accordance with Stanford University's policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stanford affiliates who wish to attend in-person may do so by going to the East Asia Library Room 224 on the day of the event after registering here. Members of the public are welcome to join us for this talk via Zoom webinar. More information on Stanford University's visitor policy can be found here: https://healthalerts.stanford.edu/covid-19/visitors/

Oct 20, 2021 04:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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