Francis Master Memorial National Seminar & Intercollegiate Paper Presentation Competition

Organizer: PG Dept of English and Research Centre, St Xavier’s College for Women, Aluva, Kerala

About the Seminar

  • When: JULY 22nd 2022
  • Time:;10.00 am IST
  • Seminar Hall, St Xavier’s College for Women, Aluva
  • Cash prizes for the best two papers


Seminar Fee

  • Participants : Rs 100/-
  • Paper Presenters: Rs 200/

Concept Note

Myths are historically constructed and transferred from generation to generation, the ways of appropriating them in literature and ways of subverting and reconstituting them as time goes
by. Beginning from the early civilizations, mythical images have been engraved in the human mind, albeit often unconsciously. Both as an individual and as a society, human experience is not
only associated with its immediate physical and social environment. Humans also experience events in the context of allegorical narratives and metaphorical stories. Daily experiences of modern societies, not unlike their ancient counterparts, are also shaped by the mythical discourse. The allegorical narratives from both the distant and near past have been influencing the political ideology of societies and reinforcing the cultural responses to particular facts and events.

A number of theoretical studies will be discussed to outline the historical and political features of myth in modern and postmodern literature. A special attention will be given on Indian texts as well to articulate the function of myths. Thus, concentrating mainly on the patterns of myths, finally this lecture will attempt to chart the future of myths, which otherwise is a major concern among several theoreticians.

Resource Person: Dr. Krishnan Unni P
Professor, Deshbandhu College, Delhi University

Paper Presentation Competition For PG Students & Research Scholars

Seminar Themes

  • Mythology and modern literature
  • Myths, folktales and legends
  • World Literature
  • Mythology and symbolism
  • Fear, anxiety and myths
  • Mythology and gender
  • The role and function of myths in the ancient world
  • Politics and mythology in the ancient world
  • Mythology and the history of culture
  • Mythology and iconography
  • The significance of mythology in art
  • Mythology and Communication
  • Mythology and Digital Literature


Abstract of papers in about 250 words along with the following information — a) author b) affiliation c) email address d) title of the abstract, e) the abstract,& f) key-words may be submitted electronically, by 18th July 2022 and full paper in about 2500 words by 20th July 2022 to

Register Here

Important Dates to Remember

  • Last Date for Abstract Submission: 18th July
  • Last Date for full paper : 20th July


Prof. Dr. Milon Franz, Principal


Dr. Mini V.S (H.O.D, English) – 9497026791
Ms.Sreeja V -9495956185
Ms. Renjitha Reghunath – 9605960891
Ms. Jasmine Gonsalvez – 9388477459

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