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Philip Hayward (University of Technology, Sydney & Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia), author of Making a Splash! Mermaids (and Mermen) in 20th and 21st Century Audiovisual Media (forthcoming, JLP/University of Indiana Press).
Jenny Kokai (Weber State University, Ogden, USA), author of Swim Pretty: Aquatic Spectacles and the Performance of Race, Gender, and Nature (forthcoming, Southern Illinois University Press).
Onookome Okome (University of Alberta, Canada), research specialist in Nigerian cinema, who will be addressing Nigerian mermaid movies
How to make a presentation.
Papers and panels are invited on all aspects of mermaids and related entities in 19th-
The deadline for abstracts was 31 March 2017. However, in cases of exceptionally interesting topics, we are willing to consider late abstracts. You can submit an abstract here.
Participants will be invited to submit expanded versions of their papers to a special issue of the journal Shima (http://www.shimajournal.org) on theme of ‘Mermaids, Maritime Folklore & Modernity’ to be published in 2018.
Conference on Mermaids,
Maritime Folklore, and Modernity
This interdisciplinary conference addresses mermaid and related creatures from folklore, myth, legend, and the imagination in 19th-
The past decades have seen an explosion of mermaid imagery in global popular culture, across cinema, television, literature, music, design, performance, cosplay, and web-
Cultural globalisation has granted mermaid associations to numerous non-
About the conference.