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Call for Proposals: The Void

Centre for Myth Studies Myth Reading Group Call for Proposals: The Void   […] Which is the sound of the land Full of the same wind That is blowing in the same bare place   For the listener, who listens … Continue reading

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The Void

Blog post by Dr Leon Burnett Poets of all ages have grappled with the idea of the void both as a cosmic phenomenon (or anti-phenomenon) and, in concert with modern philosophers from Søren Kierkegaard to Albert Camus, as a manifestation … Continue reading

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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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