The Myth Reading Group returns this term with the theme of “Afterlives”, understood both in relation to myths of the underworld and of crossings between realms, and as the afterlives of myths and texts from ancient times to the present. For example, you could focus on Ovid’s rendition of the myth of Demeter and Persephone (Metamorphoses and Fasti) and Rita Dove’s retelling of the same myth in contemporary key (Mother Love), or consider adaptations of myths across periods and mediums.
We hope the versatility of the theme will inspire a lively discussion of myths of the afterlife and of the afterlives of myth from varying perspectives.
Meetings will take place from 12.00 to 1.30p.m. on Thursdays in Room 3.318 (term time only). If you wish to introduce a topic, or have suggestions for works to read in the Spring term, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch this space for updates and details of our sessions.
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