Category Archives: Reading Group

Myth Reading Group – Spring Term 2021

Dionysus is our theme for this term’s Myth Reading Group. The Myth Reading Group is open to all who have an interest in the study of myth. Meetings are held over ‘Zoom’, with texts circulated in advance. Together we read … Continue reading

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Myth Reading Group 16 December: Homer’s Odyssey

The Myth Reading Group meets on ‘Zoom’ on Wednesday 16 December, 5:30-6:30 pm (UK time). The link to join can be found in the comments for this post. All are welcome. Continuing our topic of ‘Food’, we will look at … Continue reading

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Myth Reading Group 2 December: Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

The Myth Reading Group meets on ‘Zoom’ on Wednesday 2 December, 5:30-6:30 pm (UK time). The link to join can be found in the comments for this post. All are welcome. Continuing our topic of ‘Food’, the primary text is … Continue reading

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Myth Reading Group 4 November: Keats, The Fall of Hyperion

The Myth Reading Group meets on ‘Zoom’ on Wednesday 4 November, 5:30-6:30 pm (UK time). The link to join can be found in the comments for this post. All are welcome. Continuing our topic of ‘Food’, the primary text is: … Continue reading

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Myth Reading Group 21 October: Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus

The first meeting of the Myth Reading Group for the Autumn term is on Wednesday 21 October, 5:30-6:30 pm (UK time) via Zoom (Link can be found in the comments). Our topic is “Food” and we will be looking at … Continue reading

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Myth Reading Group – Autumn Term 2020

The Myth Reading Group is revived for the Autumn Term for four meetings to be held over ‘Zoom’. Texts will be circulated in advance, and the meetings will consist of reading and discussion of the texts. The meetings are open … Continue reading

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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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