Monthly Archives: October 2015

Thursday 29 October: King Minos from Antiquity to the Present

This week Brittany Kuhn introduces a discussion of King Minos’s transformations from antiquity to the present. As the judge of the underworld, King Minos first appeared in a short passage of Homer’s The Odyssey. Throughout literary history, however, he has … Continue reading

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Thursday 22 October: A. S. Byatt’s “Sea Story”: Mythic Tale or Moral Fable?

This week, Dr. L. J. Bartholomew introduces a discussion of “A. S. Byatt’s ‘Sea Story’: Mythic Tale or Moral Fable?” A. S. Byatt’s long writing career has been informed by her continuing examination of myth, fable, and fairytale. We will … Continue reading

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Thursday 15 October: The Uses of Myth: ‘The Witch à la Mode’

The Myth Reading Group returns with a series of open sessions this term. In this opening session, Dr. Leon Burnett will introduce a discussion of the uses of myth in D. H. Lawrence’s short story, ‘The Witch à la Mode’. … Continue reading

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