Centre for Myth Studies
Myth Reading Group
Call for Proposals: Journeys
The Myth Reading Group returns this term with the theme of “Journeys”. We are looking for proposals that focus on journeys within myth and in mythical tales as well as in relation to the way texts travel across cultures and historical periods. For example, you could focus on the journeys of a mythical object, as in the case of the Golden Fleece in the image above, or on the way the hero’s journey has been rendered in different texts, cultures, and periods.
We hope the versatility of the theme will inspire a lively discussion of mythical journeys from varying perspectives. As the theme of journeys overlaps with that of afterlives, explored last year, please see our earlier call for proposals and our Spring and Summer 2016 programmes to find inspiration.
Please contact us with your suggestions for works to read in the Spring term. If you wish to introduce a topic, or have suggestions for texts to be discussed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Myth Reading Group is open to anyone with an interest in myth. We meet every Thursday in term time, between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. (Room NTC.2.06) at the University of Essex Colchester Campus. Our sessions include a short presentation, up to 30 minutes, followed by discussion.