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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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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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Out of Nature: Myth and Magic in the Early Modern Period

Myth Reading Group Thursday 18 May 12.00-1.30pm in Room 5B.330 We are very pleased to announce that Dr Leon Burnett, founding director of the Centre for Myth Studies, will lead a discussion of myth and magic in the early modern … Continue reading

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