Category Archives: Reading Group

The People of the Sea

Dr Hannah Boast (University of Birmingham)The People of the Sea: Selkies in Scottish and Irish Folk Tales Myth Reading GroupWednesday 20 February 20195.00 – 6.30 pmRoom NTC.2.05 The selkie has enjoyed a revival of interest in popular culture following the … Continue reading

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Pegasus in Pindar, Kavanagh, and Jung

Professor Roderick Main (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex) Pegasus in Pindar, Kavanagh, and Jung Myth Reading Group Thursday 7 February 2019 12.00 – 1.30 pm Room 5B.124 In this session we shall canter and swoop around … Continue reading

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Re-mythologizing Myths and Fairy tales in Atwood’s Surfacing

Carla Scarano D’Antonio (University of Reading) Re-mythologizing Myths and Fairy tales: Surfacing (1972) by Margaret Atwood Myth Reading Group Wednesday 23 January 2019 5.00 – 6.30 pm Room NTC.2.05 This session on Surfacing (1972) will explore how Margaret Atwood uses … Continue reading

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The Spectral Hound in Literature

Helena Senior (University of York) Who’s afraid of the big black dog? The origins of the spectral hound and its appropriation in literature. Myth Reading Group Wednesday 12 December 2018 5.00 – 6.30 pm Room NTC.2.05 The black dog is … Continue reading

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‘Avianthropy’ and the sung ballad in “The Earl of Mar’s Daughter”

Dr Adrian May (Department of LiFTS) ‘Avianthropy’ and the sung ballad in “The Earl of Mar’s Daughter” Myth Reading Group Wednesday 28 November 2018 5.00 – 6.30 pm Room NTC.2.05 The Earl of Mar’s Daughter (Child 270) is a forty-one … Continue reading

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Monstrosity and Love in The Shape of Water

Myth Reading Group Wednesday 14 November 2018 5.00 – 6.30 pm Room NTC.2.05 Eirini Apanomeritaki and Stefanie Savva will introduce this week’s discussion on Monstrosity and Love in The Shape of Water (2017). In his latest movie, The Shape of … Continue reading

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Windigos, Wingigog and Windikouk

Myth Reading Group Wednesday 31 October 2018 5.00 – 6.00 pm Room NTC.2.05 This week Léna Remy-Kovach (University of Freiburg) will join us by Skype to lead a session on Windigos, Wingigog and Windikouk.   Léna Remy-Kovach, Windigos, Wingigog and … Continue reading

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