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CALL. 31.10.2016: Prometheus, Pandora, Adam and Eve: Archetypes of the Masculine and Feminine and th

This conference will focus on “Prometheus, Pandora, Adam and Eve: archetypes of the masculine and feminine and their reception throughout the ages”. The topic takes as its starting point the idea that the way in which a society regards mankind, and especially the roots of mankind, both male and female, is crucial to an understanding of that society. Different models for the creation and nature of mankind, and their changing receptions at different periods and places, reflect fundamental evolutions and developments in society. This project thus will investigate the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian stories about the beginning of mankind, and the reception of these tales in the Western world, at a range of influential periods and places.

FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 30/09/2016 [extended] 31/10/2016


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Bar-Illan University (Ramat Gan, Israel)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Department of Classical Studies (Bar-Illan University)



Abstracts (up to 300 words) are invited for papers (20 minutes in length) on any aspect of the conference topic. Papers may focus on broader issues and overviews of the subject in general or more specific reading and interpretations of individual works or collections.

Possibilities of subjects include, but are not limited to he following questions and issues:

· Adam and Eve, Prometheus and Pandora: overlap and differences in presentation · The reception of Classical/Judeo-Christian Male and Female archetypes in different genres and media (literature, art, music, film, popular culture etc.) · Archetypes and representations of masculine and feminine with reference to their classical roots · Differences between Jewish and Christian views of Adam and Eve · Male and female ideals at different periods/locations in the Western tradition · Differing receptions in Europe, the United States and the Middle East · Gender constructions in foundational texts and their reception throughout the ages · The presentation of Adam and Eve and/or Prometheus and Pandora for children. Please send abstracts to, citing full name and title, institution, provisional title of the paper, by 30th September 2016. [extended] 31/10/2016

[NEW INFO] Due to generous funding from the The Lilly and Philip Schwebel Foundation, we are now able to offer some travel bursaries to assist participation in the conference.

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