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Myth(s) and Magic in Pan’s Labyrinth

Myth Reading Group Thursday 22 June 12.00-1.30pm in Room 5B.330 We are very pleased to announce that Eirini Apanomeritaki concludes our discussion of Myth & Magic with a session on Pan’s Labyrinth In this session, we will explore the ways … Continue reading

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Merlin and Faust: contrasting representations of magicians in Western literature

Myth Reading Group Thursday 15 June 12.00-1.30pm in Room 5B.330 We are very pleased to announce that Professor Roderick Main, director of the Centre for Myth Studies, will continue our discussion of Myth & Magic with a session on Merlin … Continue reading

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“[A] sorcerer, a conjuror from the Lydian land” : Dionysus, the Eastern Conjuror

Myth Reading Group Thursday 8 June 12.00-1.30pm in Room 5B.330 We are very pleased to announce that Shehzad Raj will continue our discussion of Myth & Magic with a session on Dionysus, the Eastern conjuror Although the line between magic … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty and the Fates of Mythology

Guest blog post by Amelia Starling Sleeping Beauty is heralded as being one of the most passive fairy tale princesses. Whilst this may be true, it is also worth noting that her passivity is not of her own making. At … Continue reading

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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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