Thursday 30 October: Metamorphosis in Jo Shapcott’s Of Mutability (2010)

The theme for the autumn term is “Metamorphosis”, conceived in all its possible meanings and nuances across genres, disciplines, and periods. Our first meeting will be on Thursday 30 October 2014. Click on the link to see our poster: Of Mutability

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 30 October 2014

1-2 p.m.

Room 5B.332

Texts:

Shapcott.’Of Mutability’

Shapcott.’Hairless’

Shapcott.’The Oval Pool’

Background reading:

Frances Leviston. Review of Shapcott’s Of Mutability

Kate Kellaway. Review of Shapcott’s Of Mutability

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Thursday 26 June: Mythorealism in Paul Coelho’s The Alchemist

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 26 June 2014

1-2 p.m.

Room 5B.330

The Alchemist.Extracts

The Alchemist.outline

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Thursday 19th June: The Myth of the Ghoul and the Desert in Arabic culture

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 19 June 2014

1-2 p.m.

Room 5B.330

Texts:

Arabian Nights.Extracts1

Arabian Nights.Extracts2

Arabian Nights.The King’s Son

Background reading:

The Mythical Ghoul in Arabic Culture

 

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Thursday 12 June 2014: Myth and Ekphrasis in Victor Segalen’s Paintings (1916)

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 12 June 2014

1-2 p.m.

Room 5B.330

Segalen.Peintures.Extracts

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Thursday 5 June 2014: Myth in Donna Tartt’s The Secret History

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 05 June 2014

1-2 p.m.

Room 5B.330

The Secret History.Extracts.1

The Secret History.Extracts.2

 

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Thursday 29 May 2014: John Banville’s uses of myth

 

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 29 May 2014

1-2 p.m.

Room 5B.330

Banville.Athena.Extracts

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Thursday 22 May 2014: Credo Mutwa’s uses of myth in Indaba My Children

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 22 May 2014

1-2 p.m.

Room 5B.330

Indaba my Children. Extracts

Indaba my Children. Preface and Introduction

Map of African Language Types

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