Category Archives: Reading Group

Update on Myth Reading Group sessions

In line with the University’s decision to implement ‘Enhanced Protection’ measures, all Myth Reading Group sessions are suspended. The University of Essex has suspended all face-to-face delivery of teaching as well as all public events and gatherings. We are not, therefore, … Continue reading

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Myth and Childhood in Philip Pullman

Roundtable Discussion Myth and Childhood in Philip Pullman Myth Reading Group Wednesday 12 February 2020 1.15 – 2.45 pm Room NTC.2.07 In this roundtable session we will discuss the use of myth in Philip Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy His Dark Materials … Continue reading

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Myths in the voices of children

Myths in the voices of children Students from Ipswich Academy Myth Reading Group Wednesday 5 February 2020 1.15 – 2.45 pm Room NTC.2.07 This session will include a short performance of an original script written by Year 9 and 10 … Continue reading

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Intertextual references and myths in The Handmaid’s Tale

Carla Scarano D’Antonio (University of Reading) Intertextual references and myths in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Myth Reading Group Wednesday 29 January 2020 1.15 – 2.45 pm Room NTC.2.07 The session will analyse the myths and fairy tales present … Continue reading

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Narnia: Reshaping Myth for Children and Adults

Dr Jeremy Solnick Narnia: Reshaping Myth for Children and Adults Myth Reading Group Wednesday 11 December 2019 1.15 – 2.45 pm Room NTC.3.06 C. S. Lewis and his close friend, J. R. R. Tolkien, were instrumental in the development of … Continue reading

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Roundtable Discussion: Myth and Childhood

Roundtable Discussion: Myth and Childhood Myth Reading Group Wednesday 13 November 2019 1.15 – 2.45 pm Room NTC.3.06 In this session we invite our members to consider the idea of the “changeling,” and other instances of child abduction by fairies … Continue reading

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The Kathakali Man: Childhood in The God of Small Things

Dr Leon Burnett (Essex) The Kathakali Man: Childhood in The God of Small Things Myth Reading Group Wednesday 6 November 2019 1.15 – 2.45 pm Room NTC.3.06 Arundhati Roy’s novel, The God of Small Things, winner of the 1997 Booker … Continue reading

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