Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thursday 3 December: Stranded on Naxos: The Ambivalence of Ariadne

This week Dr. Leon Burnett introduces a discussion of ‘The Ambivalence of Ariadne’. Ambivalence is central to all mythologies. In Greek myth, we need only think of Persephone, alternating annually between her standing as maiden and queen of the dead, … Continue reading

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Thursday 26 November: Junot Díaz and a Graeco-Caribbean Mythology

The Centre for Myth Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Justine McConnell (Oxford University) for a discussion of Junot Díaz’s use of Greek myth. Open Seminar Centre for Myth Studies University of Essex Thursday 26 November, at 5:00pm in Room … Continue reading

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Thursday 19 November: Jungian Interpretations of Merlin

This week Prof. Roderick Main introduces a discussion of Merlin as interpreted by C. G. Jung and his associates. In this session we shall look at the legendary figure of Merlin as interpreted by C. G. Jung, Emma Jung, and … Continue reading

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Thursday 12 November: The Monsters in Beowulf

The significance of a myth is not easily to be pinned down on paper by analytical reasoning. It is at its best when it is presented by a poet who feels rather than makes explicit what its theme portends; who … Continue reading

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Thursday 5 November: Judging Beauty: Reading Apuleius and Marie Darrieussecq

This week Eirini Apanomeritaki introduces a discussion of changing perceptions of beauty. How has our perception of beauty changed from antiquity to the present? The Judgement of Paris, a beauty contest among three goddesses, is one of the earliest stories … Continue reading

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