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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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An Assyrian Lamassu in London

The Myth Reading Group returns. Wednesday 17 October 2018 5.00 – 6.30 pm Room NTC.2.05 Our founding director, Leon Burnett, opens the new year of myth-exploration. The topic for this term is Animals and Mythical Creatures. In the build up … Continue reading

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Reading Group: Call for Proposals, Autumn 2018

Myth Reading Group Call for Proposals: Animals and Mythical Creatures We are very pleased to announce that the theme for the Autumn Term is Animals and Mythical Creatures. Taking our inspiration from “the zoo of mythologies, the zoo whose denizens … Continue reading

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“Our Mythical Childhood” report

Before the new academic year begins, we are pleased to share a report on one of last year’s meetings. Katerina Volioti visited the Myth Reading Group in December 2017 to lead a discussion of The visual language of (Hesiod’s) creation … Continue reading

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