CfP: International Virtual Mirror Studies Conference (IVMSC)

Date of event:   20/01/2020 − 20/01/2020

Application Deadline: January 20th 2020
Virtual Conference: early March 2020

Mirror studies project with support of Capital Normal University in Beijing are organizing an International Virtual Mirror Studies Conference (IVMSC). The conference theme is Mirrors: an interdisciplinary approach. This is a conference especially for students (BA, MA, Ph.D) and early stage researchers.

The main topic of this conference is mirrors and interdisciplinary approach. Scholars and researchers from different academic backgrounds have done research about mirrors from various perspectives are all welcomed. Mirrors as objects have been important in the plenty of academic fields: arts (sculpture, pictures, photography), literature (Perseus and Medusa, fairytales Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, children’s book Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carrol), humanities (Archimedes and his mirror during siege of Syracuse, written sources about mirrors, folk tales about mirrors), science (physical tests of lightness and waves, chemical reports of texture and materials, metallurgical or glass analysis), social sciences (mirrors as social expression or tool used in rituals, religion festivals and funerals), political sciences (mirrors as gifts, political plans of sharing and spreading mirrors), psychology (mirroring, mirrors and soul, self-reflection), psychoanalysis (Lacan and mirror phase, Jung and symbolic mirrors, Freud and mirrors), philosophy (Foucault and heterotopia, Derrida and deconstruction, Wang Minan and mirrors), popular culture (movies, comics, journalism) and archaeology (mirrors within archaeological context).

The working language is English. Mirror studies project urges authors to apply for this virtual conference. It is possible to sign up as an individual presenter or as a member of one session, each session is requested with a set of at least three presentations.

Date of the conference is early March 2020 and abstracts according to the instructions and application for participation should be submitted by January 20th on the following e-mail address:;; Acknowledgment of receipt shall be submitted before 30th of January.

For more information on the Mirror studies project please visit the website [here].

For full Call for Papers please click [here].