Force of Myth: Authority, Illusion, and Critique in Modern Imaginaries

June 7, 2021 - June 9, 2021
Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

43 Jabotinsky Street
Jerusalem
Israel

Keynote speakers:

The New School
(unaffiliated)
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan

Organisers:

Cambridge University
(unaffiliated)
University of California at Santa Barbara

Topic areas

Talks at this conference

Add a talk

Details

Force of Myth: Authority, Illusion, and Critique in Modern Imaginaries A virtual conference from June 7-5, 2021   Myth is one of the most fraught terms in the history of political thought. It has been hailed and vilified, instrumentalized and condemned. What amounts to post-truth, radicalization and conspiracy theory for some is the possibility of social critique and resistance for others. How should we define myth compared to other concepts like narrative, metaphor, symbol, or cipher? Does myth naturalize power and reinforce notions such as race, class, and identity, or does it criticize and transform what we take for granted? Put more broadly, what is the relation of myth to truth, illusion, and imagination in modern history?  

The online conference Force of Myth: Authority, Illusion, and Critique in Modern Imaginaries explores these questions and probes the role of myth in modern societies, connecting historical, political, and philosophical perspectives. 

Date: June 7-9, 5 hours/day, 3:00-8:00pm CET 

Keynote Speakers:
Chiara Bottici (New School of Social Research)
Bernard Harcourt (Columbia University) 
Pini Ifergan (Bar-Ilan University; The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute)

Registration: https://forms.gle/xRH4VsGm8hNVKjuP7

For more information and the full program of the conference, visit: https://www.vanleer.org.il/en/events/force-of-myth-authority-illusion-and-critique-in-modern-imaginaries/ 

Organizers: Jacob Abolafia (Polonsky Academy, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute), Carmen Lea Dege (Polonsky Academy, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute), Tae-Yeoun Keum (University of California, Santa Barbara)



Supporting material

Add supporting material (slides, programs, etc.)

Reminders

Registration

Yes

June 9, 2021, 9:00am IST

External Site

Who is attending?

No one has said they will attend yet.

Will you attend this event?


Let us know so we can notify you of any change of plan.

RSVPing on PhilEvents is not sufficient to register for this event.