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Myth and Magical Realism in the work of Ben Okri and Zakes Mda

Myth Reading Group Thursday 25 May 12.00-1.30pm in Room 5B.330 We are very pleased to announce that Jeremy Solnick will continue our discussion of Myth & Magic with a session on myth and magical realism in the work of Ben … Continue reading

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Out of Nature: Myth and Magic in the Early Modern Period

Myth Reading Group Thursday 18 May 12.00-1.30pm in Room 5B.330 We are very pleased to announce that Dr Leon Burnett, founding director of the Centre for Myth Studies, will lead a discussion of myth and magic in the early modern … Continue reading

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Round Table Discussion: Myth & Magic

Myth Reading Group Round Table Thursday 11 May 12.00-1.30pm in Room 5A.118 We are very pleased to announce that our next session will be a round table discussion on the intersection between myth and magic. As a way of starting … Continue reading

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‘Route 110’: Heaney’s quotidian katabasis (Part II)

Myth Reading Group Thursday 4 May 12.00-1.30pm in Room 5A.118 We are very pleased to announce that Professor Roderick Main, director of the Centre for Myth Studies, will do a follow-up session of “‘Route 110’: Heaney’s quotidian katabasis”. In this … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals: Myth and Magic

Centre for Myth Studies Myth Reading Group Call for Proposals: Myth and Magic We took the bowls she handed (magic hands!) […] and then the demon goddess lightly laid her wand upon our hair —Ovid, Metamorphoses, “The island of Circe”, … Continue reading

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‘Route 110’: Heaney’s quotidian katabasis

Myth Reading Group Thursday 23 March 12.00-1.30pm in Room NTC.2.06 We are very pleased to announce that Professor Roderick Main, director of the Centre for Myth Studies, concludes our discussion of mythical journeys this term with a session on katabasis … Continue reading

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Translating Myth Interview

We are very pleased to announce that an interview with Pietra Palazzolo and Ben Pestell, editors of Translating Myth (Legenda, 2016), together with Leon Burnett, has just been published on the Open University Classical Studies blog The OU Classics Q&A … Continue reading

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