About the Centre

The Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex was established in 2008 to provide a forum for those working on myth at Essex and at other universities and institutions in the UK and abroad. It promotes the study of myth, from ancient to modern, and raises awareness of the importance of myth within the contemporary world. It is part of the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies (PPS).

The centre encourages its interdisciplinary study through weekly sessions at the Myth Reading Group, an online discussion list, open seminars, international conferences, and publications. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for latest news and updates.

Please contact us at mythic@essex.ac.uk if you wish to propose a topic to discuss at the Myth Reading Group and/or join our mailing list.