M y t h o l o g i c a l  P a n o r a m a s

Tracing Distortions and Fictions of Landscape Across Time and Space

Senate House, University of London | 4th October 2018

9:30-10:00: Registration and coffee

10:00-10:15: Welcome from the organisers

10.15-11.30: Panel 1: Myth and the City

Sayan Skandarajah (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)

Authorship and Authority – Parallel Projection and Urban Imagination in “Rakuchu Rakugai zu” Paintings of Early Modern Kyoto

Janina Schupp (University of Cambridge)

From Suburban Paradise to Threat: The Reversal of a Mythologizing Cinematic Gaze in the Parisian Suburbs

Thierry Verburgh (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)

“Soaking Up the Punky-funky All-feel of Eastern Kreuzberg”: Tourism and the Mythification of Subcultural Kreuzberg, 1960-2017

11:30-11:50: Coffee break

11.50-1.30: Panel 2: Myth and Identity

Ruth Bernatek (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)

Mapping the Mythical Landscape Through Sound and Voice in Iannis Xenakis’ Polytope de Mycenae (1978)

Pauline Harding (University College London)

Mythologising Archaeological Landscapes

Samuel Agbamu (King’s College London)

The Mediterranean and the Myth of Mare Nostrum

Yuliya Suleyeva (University College London)

Geographical and Metaphysical Insecurities of Contemporary Russia and the Postmodernist Myth of Russia’s Exceptionalism: Ontological Properties of the Spatio-Temporal Mythological Construct of the ‘Russian Path’

1:30-2:15: Lunch

2:15- 3:55: Panel 3: Mythologies of Landscape

William Melaney (The American University in Cairo)

Wordsworthian Tales: Myth, Nature and History

Monica Germanà (University of Westminster)

Sublime Mindscapes: Mythologised Other Places and the Creative Imagination in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Richard Kendall (University of Birmingham)

Mythological Flatness: The Myth of Icarus

Michael Economou (University of Oxford)

Reimagining the Sacred Landscape of the Judean and Samarian Hill Country

3.55-4.15: Coffee break

4.15-5.15: Keynote:

Prof. John Wylie (University of Exeter)

The Common Line: Creating Landscape Mythologies

5.15-5.30: Closing remarks

5.45-6.30: Wine reception