Thursday 28 May: The Singing River of Pascagoula

This week Brittany Kuhn introduces a discussion of the Singing River of Mississippi and the Pascagoula tribe: “The Singing River: All for Love or Love for All?” Click here to see our Poster: P-Singing River

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 28 May

1-2pm    Room 5B.111

Extracts:

Singing River Story by Laura Hildick Burge

R-Singing River

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Thursday 21 May: Myth and Terror

This week Dr. Ben Pestell introduces a discussion of “Myth and Terror”. Click the link to see our poster: P-Myth and Terror

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 21 May

1-2pm   Room 5B.111

Extracts:

The Epic of Gilgamesh, and Sophocles’ Antigone

 

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Thursday 14 May: The Sense of the Sacred: “Our Lady of the Swallows” by Marguerite Yourcenar

This week Dr Leon Burnett introduces a discussion of the sense of the sacred in Marguerite Yourcenar’s story “Our Lady of the Swallows”, in relation to this term’s theme of “Myth and emotion”. Click the link to see our poster: P-Yourcenar

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 14 May

1-2pm     Room 5B.111

Text:

Yourcenar’s “Our Lady of the Swallows”

References:

R-Yourcenar

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Thursday 7 May: Old Myths for New Bards

This week Jeremy Solnick introduces a discussion of Kate Tempest’s poem Brand New Ancients (2013), in relation to this term’s theme of “Myth and emotion”. Click the link to see our poster: P-Tempest
Myth Reading Group
 Thursday 07 May 2015

1-2 p.m.   Room 5B.111

Texts:

Brand New Ancients – Epigraph

Brand New Ancients – First Extract

Brand New Ancients – Second Extract

Additional reading:

Justine McConnell’s review of Brand New Ancients

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Thursday 19 March: The San-Bushmen of the Kalahari in Laurens van der Post’s “Heart of the Hunter”

This week Fliss Rich introduces a discussion of the myths of the San-Bushmen of the Kalahari, and of van der Post’s exploration of their tales and lifestyle in his travel book Heart of the Hunter (1961). Click the link to see our poster: P-San

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 19 March 2015

1-2 p.m.

Room 5B.332

Text:

Heart of the Hunter.Extracts

References and information on essential reading:

San.References

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Thursday 12 March: Re-interpreting Narcissus: John Cheever’s “The Swimmer”

This week Petra McQueen introduces a discussion of the myth of Narcissus as re-interpreted in John Cheever’s short story “The Swimmer”. Click the link to see our poster: P-Narcissus

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 12 March 2015

1-2 p.m.

Room 5B.332

Text:

John Cheever. The Swimmer. Extracts

Optional reading:

Full text of the story

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Thursday 5 March: The Minotaur in Twentieth Century Art and Literature

This week Eirini Apanomeritaki introduces a discussion of the myth of the Minotaur and the labyrinth in twentieth-century art and literature. Click the link to see our poster: P-The Minotaur

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 5 March 2015

1-2 p.m.

Room 5B.332

Texts:

Jorge Luis Borges-The House of Asterion in Labyrinths

Jorge de Sena- “In Crete with the Minotaur”

Additional reading:
Ovid’s Minotaur in Metamorphoses
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