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The Dance of the Trees: the backward flight of time in The Lost Steps

Myth Reading Group Thursday 25 January 12.00-1.30pm in Room 3.411 We are very pleased to announce that Dr Leon Burnett, founding and former Director of the Centre for Myth Studies, opens our discussion of Trees & Forests with a session … Continue reading

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The visual language of (Hesiod’s) creation in children’s books

Myth Reading Group Thursday 14 December 3.15pm-5.00pm in Room 4.204 We are delighted to announce that Dr Katerina Volioti (University of Roehampton) will lead a discussion of the visual language of creation in children’s literature as part of her research … Continue reading

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Representations of Chaos in Xhosa Myth and Storytelling

Myth Reading Group Thursday 07 December 12.00-1.30pm in Room 3.411 We are very pleased to announce that Jeremy Solnick will lead a discussion of the use of myth & chaos in Xhosa storytelling The Xhosa, the tribe of Nelson Mandela, … Continue reading

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Inner Void: Gyges’ Ring of Invisibility

Myth Reading Group Thursday 30 November 12.00-1.30pm in Room 5S.3.8 We are very pleased to announce that Fliss Rich will lead a discussion of the myth of Gyges’ ring as rendered in Plato’s Republic As discussed this term, on a … Continue reading

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Round Table Discussion: Aquatic Chaos (Part II)

Myth Reading Group Round Table Thursday 23 November 12.00-1.30pm in Room 5S.3.8 We are very pleased to announce that Robert W. Allen will lead Part II of our round table discussion of Aquatic Chaos In this session, we will have … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals: Trees & Forests

Centre for Myth Studies Myth Reading Group Call for Proposals: Trees & Forests We are very pleased to announce that the theme for the Spring & Summer terms is Trees & Forests. Trees hold a prominent place in cultures and … Continue reading

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Round Table Discussion: Aquatic Chaos

Myth Reading Group Round Table Thursday 16 November 12.00-1.30pm in Room 3.411 In The Poetics of Myth,  Eleazar Meletinsky, noting that “the motif of the primordial ocean that gives birth to land is universal”, writes that “the motif of aquatic … Continue reading

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