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Tuesday, October 19, 8:45 pm–10:15 pm
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Chair: Robert Guyker (Chapman University - Orange, CA)
Delimiting Myth: Genre, Disciplinary Boundaries, and Santa Claus
Daniel Peretti (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Mythologism in the Context of Heritage Tourism：An Ethnographic Study on Tour Guide’s Myth-telling Performance in Northern China
Lihui Yang (Beijing Normal University)
Peripheral Myths in the Semiotics and Design of Everyday Things
Robert Guyker (Chapman University - Orange, CA)
In continuing the theme of "Recentering the Periphery," we look to several gaps in the broader study of world mythology as a productive opportunity to address peripheral figures (e.g., Korean tricksters), culture-areas (Beringean mythology) and "contemporary" periphery via jolly Kris Kringle (Santa mythology), modern Chinese myth telling, and everyday objects (peripheral mythologies). To that end, our panel incorporates non-Western mythologies, non-conventional, and vernacular contexts to extend the research apparatus beyond abiding constraints in myth theory. This further raises the importance of recognizing hegemonic tendencies in discourse and work on myth.