Tuesday 25 October: Making Sacred

Myth Reading Group
Tuesday 25 October 2011
5 – 6 p.m.
Room 5A.330

Dr Leon Burnett, Director of the Centre for Myth Studies, will introduce our theme of sacrifice with a few words on bulls … and the dreadful things that humans have done to them.

Leon has supplied the following texts:

01 Taurobolium

Taurobolium consists of: a translation from Peristephanon, a text by Prudentius; an entry from the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911); and an illustration of the sacrifice.

02 Tauroctony

Tauroctony consists of: an illustration of the Mithraic sacrifice and part of an account by Richard Noll on the sacrificial practice and its place in the split between Freud and Jung.

If you would like to read more, there are also two supplementary texts for further reference:

03 Martha Blake on Sacrifice

This long piece should be useful in its comprehensiveness for the series of Myth Reading Group sessions in the Autumn term as a whole.

04 Gilles de Rais

Leon’s introduction to Val Morgan’s book on Gilles de Rais sets out in three pages Leon’s own theorising on the meaning of sacrifice.

Autumn of Sacrifice poster

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Reading Group. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s